Special public panel on What are Universities For?

All are welcome. This event is free for everyone.

Darke Hall

Wednesday, May 3 2023, 7-9 pm

Presidential reception to follow.

See the award-winning Darke Hall in photos

Welcome & Introductory Remarks, Dr. Jeff Keshen, President, University of Regina


  • Dr. Jonathan R. Cole, (virtual) John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University & Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University
  • Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) at the University of Calgary
  • Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori University of Waikato and current Distinguished Professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Dr. Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa

Moderated by Nahlah Ayed, Host/Producer, CBC IDEAS*

*this session will be recorded for CBC IDEAS