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High Commissioner for Canada to the UK, Mr Gordon Campbell, to speak on 'Canada in a Changing World'

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  • UserMr. Gordon Campbell, High Commissioner for Canada to the UK
  • ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 17:30-18:30
  • HouseCambridge Union Society.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Lindsay Galbraith.

This is the High Commissioner's first official visit to Cambridge. All are welcome to attend.

The High Commissioner for Canada, Mr Gordon Campbell, will be speaking at the Cambridge Union Society on Canada in a changing world. This talk represents the High Commissioner’s first public appearance at the University of Cambridge since taking office in September, 2011. The talk will be of interest to anyone in the Cambridge community interested in foreign policy, especially as it relates to Canada-UK relations.

This highly anticipated talk will be followed by responses from Dr. Michael Bravo, a historian of science and public policy from the Scott Polar Research Institute, and Professor Brian Cheffins, a corporate law scholar from the Faculty of Law. The event will be chaired by Dr. Donald Wright, a political historian from the University of New Brunswick.

Following the public talk, a formal dinner will be held at Old Hall, the original dining hall for Queen’s College erected in 1448. For tickets, please visit the Cambridge Canadian Club.

Biography for Mr Gordon Campbell

Formerly the Mayor of Vancouver (1986-1993) and Premier of British Columbia (2001-2011), Mr Gordon Campbell assumed his responsibilities as Canadian High Commissioner to the UK in September 2011.

Born in Vancouver, Mr Campbell attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire to study English and Urban Studies and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where he acquired an MBA .

He worked with Canadian University Service Overseas in Nigeria in the early seventies. He returned to Canada and worked as an Executive Assistant to Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips from 1972 to 1976.

Mr Campbell is married to Nancy Campbell, and they have two children.

Presented by the Cambridge Canadian Club

This talk is part of the Cambridge Canadian Club Events series.

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