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Charlottetown

"From Child Farm Workers to the Academe and the Senate" Winter Lecture Series at the Irish Hall

A force to be reckoned with - a brief look at how women shaped PEI over the last three centuries. "From Child Farm Workers to the Academe and the Senate" Winter Lecture Series opens with a lecture by Honorable Diane Griffin and Dr. Kathy Martin

"From Child Farm Workers to the Academe and the Senate" Winter Lecture Series at the Irish Hall
"From Child Farm Workers to the Academe and the Senate" Winter Lecture Series at the Irish Hall

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Charlottetown, 582 N River Rd, Charlottetown, PE C1E 1K1, Canada

About the event

Join us for the next installment of the "Diversity and Reconciliation" Winter Lecture Series, featuring community leaders Dr. Kathy Martin and the Honorable Diane Griffin. Prepare for an enlightening journey from childhood in Prince Edward Island's farming communities to the pinnacles of Academe and Canadian government.

Dr. Kathy Martin, a retired Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of British Columbia and Senior Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, hails from Stanhope, PEI. Her expertise spans Arctic and alpine grouse, as well as temperate forest songbirds. With a Bachelor of Science from the University of Prince Edward Island and advanced degrees from the University of Alberta and Queen’s University, Dr. Martin has led Canada's conservation biology research for over four decades.

Dr. Martin's leadership extends to international forums, including representation on the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Her accolades include presidencies of the Canadian and American Ornithological Societies and a 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UPEI Alumni Association.

The Honorable Diane Griffin, a Canadian conservationist, former provincial deputy minister, and esteemed recipient of numerous awards, has left an indelible mark on PEI's environmental landscape. As a retired senator and now the 10th Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, Griffin's contributions are celebrated nationwide. Join us as we delve into her remarkable journey from grassroots conservationism to national leadership.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to engage with two of Prince Edward Island's most distinguished leaders. Admission is free.

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