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Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature Marion Buller

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the next Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) event hosted by the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As one of our campus’ signature events, the DSS highlights today’s most forward-thinking speakers and brings important and challenging conversations to our community. We will do just that on October 28 when UBC Okanagan hosts retired judge Marion Buller.

UBC is committed to implementing Indigenous human rights and engaging fully in the work of truth and reconciliation, a process that begins with learning. Continuing to educate ourselves on the colonial legacy and intergenerational impacts of Canada’s Indian Residential School System is foundational to realizing these objectives and bringing about change at the community level.

I encourage you to take part in Ms. Buller’s talk, where she will speak about the role of community in moving truth and reconciliation forward.

Retired judge Buller was the Chief Commissioner of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and is a retired judge based in British Columbia. Throughout her career, Ms. Buller has been a leading force in Indigenous rights advocacy. She was instrumental in establishing the First Nations and Aboriginal Family Healing courts and held roles as director of the Indigenous Bar Association, BC Law Court Society, BC Law Foundation, BC Police Commission and the BC Mediators roster. In her talk, Ms. Buller will provide us with a thought-provoking look at the importance of partnerships, relationships and building trust.

Redefining Community: An Evening with Marion Buller
Thursday, October 28
7 p.m. | Virtual event on Zoom

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The theme of the DSS is a civil and sustainable society. The DSS brings compelling speakers to the homes of Okanagan residents to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, country and world. I hope you will join us for this enlightening event.

Lesley Cormack
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
UBC Okanagan