Governor General to deliver keynote address at Trent University conference in honour of eminent Arctic historian Dr. Shelagh Grant

October 20, 2022 

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the keynote address at a conference entitled Northern Nationalisms, Arctic Mythologies, and the Weight of History, on October 22, 2022. Organized by Trent University, the conference is being held in honour of eminent Arctic historian and former Trent U professor Dr. Shelagh Grant.

Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 12:15 p.m. EDT
Location: Champlain Great Hall, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

Notes for Media:

  • The Governor General’s keynote address is open to media. For more information on how to register, please contact Clay Pearn, Communications Officer, or 705-748-1011 x 6188.

About the conference
This national conference, convened in honour of Dr. Shelagh Grant, will bring together established and emerging scholars to explore various themes in the study of the Canadian North.

An eminent historian on the Canadian Arctic, Shelagh Grant (1938-2020) taught history and Canadian studies at Trent University for 17 years. She was the first historian and first woman to receive the Northern Science Award in 1996, and was active on various Inuit policy advisory committees, editorial boards and northern scholarship committees.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Trent University Communications Department
Clay Pearn, Communications Officer, 705-748-1011 x 6188,

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