Congress 2018 continues with a Big Thinking lecture on reconciliation and a concert by Buffy Sainte-Marie on Monday

By Dale Johnson Posted: May 27, 2018 2:30 p.m.

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theatre at the Riddell Centre at the U of R.
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theatre at the Riddell Centre at the U of R. Photo courtesy of D. Brian Camp

On the third full day of Congress 2018 – Canada’s largest gathering of the country’s brightest researchers, thinkers, and policy-makers – legendary singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform a free public concert.

Monday’s free public highlights include:

●    Storytellers Showcase: Twenty-five finalists will give inspiring three-minute presentations on how research is improving our lives and world. Presented by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (which is also celebrating its 40th birthday!)

May 28, Centre for Kinesiology – Congress Hub – Expo Event, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

●    Diversity and Reconciliation: Former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson will speak on diversity and whether it can address historical failings and serve as an agent for ongoing reconciliation. This is part of the week-long Big Thinking lecture series.

May 28, Riddell Centre – University Theatre, room 170, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

●    Burn the Money on the Steps of the Legislature: Misunderstanding / Misrepresenting Carbon Pricing in Saskatchewan: Discussions of carbon pricing by the province have been decidedly one‐sided, focusing on the cost of paying a carbon price, while ignoring that revenues could be used to reduce income taxes or provide rebates to vulnerable groups. Brett Dolter of the U of R will present his research on the dominant and alternative perspectives.

May 28, First Nations University of Canada, FN 2000, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

●    Buffy Sainte-Marie: Award-winning musician, educator, activist, and academic, Buffy Sainte-Marie describes her latest album, Medicine Songs, as "a collection of front line songs about unity and resistance" that she hopes will "rock your world and inspire new ideas."

May 28, Riddell Centre – University Theatre, room 170, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Congress 2018, hosted by the University of Regina, welcomes 5,000 academics from the social sciences and humanities. The “Gathering diversities” theme of the Queen City’s largest-ever conference celebrates the history of Regina as a traditional place of gathering and rich buffalo hunting grounds for numerous Plains cultures and explores education as a new buffalo.

These are just a few of the free public events taking place during Congress 2018. For more, visit the Congress 2018 website. Check out Congress 2018 social media: Twitter and Facebook.