Political Studies Student Conference 2020

Manitoba at 150: Past, Present, and Future
University of Manitoba, University College Great Hall
2020 JW. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference

The 2020 John Wesley Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference at the University of Manitoba is celebrating the 150th anniversary 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 sections. 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 schedule for the Keynote Address and Panels on January 29th and 30th, 2020 is the following:

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
1:00PM Roundtable with University of North Dakota on American-Canadian Relations
Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 90, 1125 Pembina Highway

7:00PM 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 and Head, Economics, University of Manitoba
Mr. Richard Cloutier, CJOB, Moderator

11:30 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
Revisiting 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, Professor, Political Studies, University of Manitoba
Mr. Dane Monkman, M.A. Student, Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Moderator

2:30 PM
The Military Importance of Manitoba
BGen 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

Closing Remarks
This event is free and open to the public.