Out of an abundance of caution and due to rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the BMIG has decided to cancel its upcoming Distinguished Speakers Series lecture. We hope to reschedule Mr. Simpson for future date.

March 19, 2020

4:00 pm–5:30 pm in Mulroney Hall 2070 (Barrick Auditorium)

The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government is pleased to welcome renowned Canadian journalist Jeffrey Simpson. Mr. Simpson was The Globe and Mail’s National Affairs columnist for over 30 years. He is Canada’s most decorated journalist. He is a two-time recipient of the National Newspaper Award and winner of the National Magazine Award. He has won the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism, the Kroeger College Award for Public Discourse, and the Charles Lynch Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. He was recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000.

Mr. Simpson has taught as an adjunct professor at Queen’s University’s Institute of Policy Studies and at the University of Ottawa’s law school. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Alberta, Queen’s University, and the University of British Columbia. Mr. Simpson has been a guest lecturer at many universities across North America and Europe including Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins. He served on the Queen’s University board for six years. He is now a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors and serves on the Trilateral Commission, a non-governmental, policy-oriented forum dedicated to open dialogue between nations. Mr. Simpson is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Policy and International Affairs. He will deliver the Canada School of Public Service’s prestigious Manion Lecture later this year.

Drawing on his decades of experience in journalism and public policy, Mr. Simpson will be speaking to StFX students and faculty about the ongoing challenges to Canada-US relations in the Trump era.