TRUST: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country

Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall

11/09/2019, 7:30 pm - TO 11/09/2019 - 9:00 pm

Organizer: The Socrates Project - Office of the President

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One of Canada’s most respected governors general, David Johnston mines his life and career to give Canadians twenty ways to make ourselves, our institutions, and our country more worthy of trust.

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th governor general. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors, an Executive Advisor at Deloitte, and a Global Advisor to Fairfax. Prior to his installation as governor general, Johnston was a professor of law for 45 years, and served as President of the University of Waterloo for two terms, Principal of McGill University for 3 terms. He was the first non-U.S. citizen to be elected chair at Harvard University’s Board of Overseers from which he graduated in 1963 magna cum laude. He was twice named all-American in hockey and was named to Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Living Democracy series. Presented by The Socrates Project and the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award. (Sold out. Join the wait list).