Political Studies Student Conference 2020
J. W. Dafoe PSSC 2020 Conference

Manitoba at 150: Impacts on Government, Citizens, and Canada

The 2020 John Wesley Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference at the University of Manitoba is celebrating the bicentennial of the province of Manitoba. The 35th annual iteration of this student-led event is to focus on the past, present, and future in multiple areas of focus. This event will bring together academics, government officials, and military officials to share and discuss their research and expertise in a laid-back university setting. The draft schedule for the Keynote Address and Panels on January 29th and 30th, 2020 is the following:

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020


Roundtable with University of North Dakota on American-Canadian Relations
Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 90, 1125 Pembina Highway


The Paul Buteux Lecture and Keynote Address

Dr. Andrew Parkin, Executive Director of Environics Institute

“Friendly Manitoba? Canada and the West from a Manitoban Perspective”

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

University of Manitoba, University College, Great Hall


Manitoba in the Middle?

Dr. Christopher Adams, Rector St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
Dr. Joan Grace, Professor and Chair, Political Science, University of Winnipeg
Dr. Fletcher Baragar, Associate Professor, Economics, University of Manitoba

Mr. Richard Cloutier, CJOB, Moderator

1:30 AM

Manitoba and the Environment

Mr. David McLauglin, Principal, David McLaughlin Consulting

Ms. Wendy Ross, Project Manager, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

Mr. Steve Strang, Manitoba Director, Red River Basin
Dr. Andrea Charron, Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Moderator

1:00 PM

Resisting Treaty One at 150

Dr. Aimée Craft, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Dr. Daniel Voth, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Calgary
Dr. Kiera Ladner, Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Manitoba
Mr. Dane Monkman, M.A. Candidate, Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Moderator

2:30 PM

The Military Importance of Manitoba
BGen General Iain Huddleston, 1 Canadian Air Division

Col Eric Charron, Commander 17 Wing

Mr. Chris Hunt, M.A. Candidate, Political Studies, University of Manitoba

Ms. Gloria Kelly, Public Affairs 17 Wing, Moderator