The University of Alberta Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights is envisioned as one of the preeminent annual events held at the University. Individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the field of human rights and human rights protection are invited to deliver a major public lecture. This year, we ask you to join us for an evening lecture with Roberta L.Jamieson.
Ms. Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she still resides. Ms.Jamieson also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario. She is the President & CEO of Indspire and the Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards.