The Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture

Thomas Garden BarnesThe Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture honors Canadian Studies Program Founder, the late Thomas Garden Barnes. The Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture is the signature event of the Canadian Studies annual event calendar. The Barnes Lecture honors Canadian Studies Program founder the late Dr. Thomas Garden Barnes. 

The 2019 Barnes Lecture was delivered by Jean-Frédéric Morin, associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University and Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Berkeley. Dr. Morin's lecture was titled: "Trump’s Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement."

The 2018 Barnes Lecture was delivered by Elizabeth May MP OC, Leader of the Green Party of Canada. Ms. May's lecture was titled "Can Canada claim climate leadership? Can the Paris Accord succeed in avoiding the worst of the climate crisis?"

The 2017 Barnes Lecture was delivered by Dr. Keren Rice, OC, of the University of Toronto. Dr. Rice's lecture was titled "Gots’udi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ t’áodéʔa: Indigenous Language Resilience in Canada"

The 2016 Barnes Lecture was delivered by Dr. Rita Ross, former Associate Director of Canadian Studies. Dr. Rice's lecture was titled "From the Forest Primeval to the Spell of The Yukon: Literary Tourism in Canada."

The 2015 Barnes Lecture was delivered by Dr. Nelson Graburn, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and former Director of the Canadian Studies Program. Dr Graburn's lecture was titled "Canadian Inuit Art: the Creative Miracle of the Twentieth Century."