• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

The 2009 Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian

At the 7th annual Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian we welcomed John Ralston Saul back to Guelph and congratulated him on recently being elected President of International PEN, the writers organization that works to advance freedom of expression. We are encouraged by his vision of Canada, particularly his emphasis on our Aboriginal pillar and what a renewed emphasis on this part of our culture can do to help guide our present decisions.

View the 2009 Program PDF


  • A wooden carving on an Indigenous elder appears to look out over a river.


    Originally published December 2009

    by Lisa Hirmer & Andrew Hunter

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