Queen and Commonwealth Platinum Jubilee Series

Queen and Commonwealth Platinum Jubilee Series

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A virtual speaker series to mark Her Majesty's 70 Years as Queen of Canada and Head of the Commonwealth.

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The following are virtual events that will take place via Zoom.


Michael Valpy

Her Majesty and Her Faith: A Guiding Light to Her Reign

Michael Valpy started what was to be a long career in journalism in 1961 which only recently ended in 2012 with his retirement from the Globe and Mail.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET


Nathan Tidridge, MSM

The Maple Crown and the Kiwi Crown: Transforming Crown-Indigenous Relationships in the Commonwealth

Since 2004 Nathan has been a teacher at Waterdown District High School teaching Civics, Indigenous Studies, as well as Canadian and World History.

  • Friday, September 30, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET


John Fraser, CM

No Fair-Weather Friend: The Queen of Canada in Good Times and Bad

John Fraser is the Executive Chair of the National News Media Council of Canada. He is the founding president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada, the former master of Massey College from 1995 to 2014, and the author of the Secret of the Crown

  • Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET

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The Honourable Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt, CD

The Queen: A Champion of the Commonwealth

Former Canadian senator, former principal of Massey College, and former member of the Commonwealth’s Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG).

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET

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Creative Crossings

Art in the Commonwealth

A virtual session to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years as Queen of Canada and Head of the Commonwealth. The forum will engage artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions (originating from the Commonwealth) to talk about their artistic journey.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm ET

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