Mount Allison to welcome Indspire's Roberta Jamieson to campus, Jan. 23
1/19/2018 9:48:30 AM
PSS_Roberta_JamiesonSACKVILLE, NB — Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire, Canada’s premiere Indigenous-led charity, will speak at Mount Allison University as part of the President’s Speakers Series marking the Year of Indigenous Action on campus.

Jamieson’s talk will take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium (Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music). All are welcome.

A member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Roberta Jamieson (LLD ’16) became the first Indigenous woman ever to receive a law degree in Canada in 1976. Jamieson was also the first woman appointed as Ontario ombudsman and the first non-parliamentarian to be appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons committee. In 2001, Jamieson became the first woman to be elected chief of the Six Nations of Grand River Territory and, in 2004 she joined Indspire, which has disbursed almost $79 million through 25,000 bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students.

“Mount Allison is pleased to welcome Dr. Jamieson back to campus as part of the University’s Year of Indigenous Action,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell. “As leader of Indspire – a national foundation focused on Indigenous education — she has helped many Indigenous students work to pursue their academic endeavours and has served as a role model for youth across the country. We look forward to hearing and learning from her at Mount Allison once again.”

Jamieson’s Mount Allison talk is co-sponsored by the Botsford Westmorland Fund. For complete event listings and more information around the University’s Year of Indigenous Action visit: mta.ca/pss