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Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall coming to Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Goodall will be the second speaker in the Axworthy Lecturer Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. Her lecture on Sept.11, 2015 will be free and open to the public.

Renowned primatologist Goodall’s work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve became the foundation of contemporary primatological research, effectively redefining the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports programs for research, education, community development, and conservation.

Goodall is a passionate spokesperson for animals and the environment. In 2002, she was appointed a UN Messenger of Peace by Kofi Annan. Her many honours include the Medal of Tanzania, the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence, the Franklin Institute’s Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life and Science, and Spain’s coveted Prince of Asturias Award. In February 2004, she was awarded England’s highest honour, Dame of the British Empire.

On Sept. 11, 2015, she will also address the UWinnipeg community in conjunction with the C.L.A.S.S. Institute Humanity, Animality, Secularity. The Institute will be a special three-credit hour course on ecology in a secular world.

The first lecture in this new series will bring distinguished public intellectual Dr. Cornel West to campus on May 8, 2015. West is a professor at Princeton University and has taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He also appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span, and PBS.  This stimulating lecture series is free of charge and open to the public.

To support the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the initiative. Gifts can be made through the University of Winnipeg Foundation.

The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good was established to honour Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, president of the University of Winnipeg from 2004 to 2014. In recognition of Axworthy’s commitment to the public good, to social justice, and to accessibility at the University of Winnipeg, the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good invites front-ranking researchers, social commentators and political leaders to the University of Winnipeg to deliver free lectures on social justice issues involving gender, religion and secularism, language, ethnicity and race, ecology, and economy. For inquiries about the series, please contact Dr. Carlos Colorado at c.colorado@uwinnipeg.ca.

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