The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair to deliver the 2016 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture

Media Advisory Release Date: February 23, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Media are invited to attend the 2016 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture featuring the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge, Justice Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1988 and shortly thereafter Co-Commissioner of Manitoba's Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. Justice Sinclair has been awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, as well as honourary degrees from the Universities of Manitoba, Ottawa, and St. John's College. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. Chaired by Justice Sinclair, the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to inform all Canadians about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis experiences of the Indian Residential School System in Canada. A final report on the findings of the TRCC was released in December 2015, along with a series of calls to action aimed at advancing the public process of reconciliation.

The lecture will take place:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Education Building, Education Auditorium
University of Regina Main Campus (3737 Wascana Parkway)

Refreshments to follow. Free parking in lots 13 and 14M.

Members of the media are also invited to attend a media question period with Justice Sinclair on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Aboriginal Student Centre, located in the Research and Innovation Centre on the main campus of the University
of Regina. 

For more information, contact (306) 585-4226.


- 30 -