The Work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Role We Can All Play in Reconciliation Moving Forward.
A lecture by Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner
6:00 pm Doors Open & Welcoming Ceremony
(Aboriginal Refreshments will be served)
7:00 pm Lecture Begins
Dr. Marie Wilson has more than 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning journalist, trainer, and senior executive manager. She has also been a university lecturer, a high school teacher in Africa, a senior executive manager in both federal and territorial Crown Corporations, and an independent contractor and consultant in journalism, program evaluation, and project management. She has lived, studied and worked in cross-cultural environments for almost forty years, including Europe, Africa, and various parts of Canada.
A career highlight was to deliver training through the South African Broadcasting Corporation as part of that country’s transition to democracy, and coinciding with the start-up of South Africa’s own Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Over the years she has worked with various other boards and agencies committed to social justice, journalism and civic engagement, community, spiritual and international development, and the wellbeing of children and youth.
Dr. Wilson is the recipient of a CBC North Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Northerner of the Year Award, and various awards and recognitions for journalism, writing excellence, and work-place safety initiatives. In May 2012, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by St. Thomas University of Fredericton, New Brunswick, in recognition of a professional career "marked by public service and social justice." She and her husband, Stephen Kakfwi, are the proud parents of Kyla, Daylyn and Keenan, and are blessed with four grand-children.