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Leading with Truth: An Evening with Jody Wilson-Raybould

Photo of JWRFor Brescia’s fifth annual Dr. Colleen Hanycz Leadership Lecture, the University is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould. Join us in-person on March 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. for an empowering and dynamic discussion surrounding leadership, truth and the 2022 International Women's Day theme, "Break the Bias". 

This event will run in person pending local and provincial public health guidelines. As per Western and affiliates vaccination policy, all guests are required to present proof of vaccination to access campus.

Event Schedule

6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
7:00 p.m. - Welcome by Brescia’s Distinguished Chair for the Centre for Leadership, 
                  Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber
7:05 p.m. - Traditional welcome and blessing from honourable Dan and Mary Lou Smoke (Elders)
7:30 p.m. - Keynote Address by The Honourable, Jody Wilson-Raybould
8:15 p.m. - Q&A period with Jody and the audience
8:25 p.m. - Closing remarks from Brescia’s President, Dr. Lauretta Frederking


Learn more about Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., served as the Independent Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Associate Minister of National Defence until her resignation in 2019 following the SNC-Lavalin affair. 

Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer, a best-selling author, and a leader in British Columbia’s First Nations. She has been a provincial crown prosecutor, a councillor for the We Wai Kai Nation, a chair of the First Nations Finance Authority and has served as regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations.

Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala-speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation. Her traditional name, Puglaas, means “woman born to noble people."