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Prairie Symposium for the Common Good: Ecology and the Common Good

March 10, 2022 — 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 10, 2022– St. Paul’s College is pleased to host the inaugural Prairie Symposium for the Common Good.

The Symposium is a new joint initiative of St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba; Campion College, University of Regina; and St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. The symposium will take place at the three colleges on an annual, rotating basis, attracting scholars and practitioners devoted to examining the Common Good through the prism of an annual theme. The 2022 theme is Ecology and the Common Good.

“We are very excited to host the inaugural Prairie Symposium for the Common Good at St. Paul’s College. The lineup of speakers for the symposium is world-class, and we look forward to welcoming scholars from across Canada and the globe (virtually) to our college to address these essential questions,” says Daniel MacLeod, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies at St. Paul’s College.

“Discussions of the common good and ecological justice are essential to understanding life in the twenty-first century. We look forward to these talks on March 24-25 and with our partners at Campion College and St. Thomas More College, we invite everyone to attend, listen, and lend their voices to the conversations.”

The Symposium will incorporate three of St. Paul’s College’s prestigious lectures, the Hanley Memorial Lecture, The Jesuit Lecture, and the MLT Aikins St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture, as part of the two-day event. Also featured are panels and conference paper presentations.

Dr. John McCarthy, S.J., of the Jesuits of Canada will present the 2022 Jesuit Lecture. Mother Prioress Noella Marcellino, O.S.B, Ph.D., will present the 2022 Hanley Memorial Lecture. Dr. Heather Eaton of St. Paul University of Ottawa will present the MLT Aikins St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture.

The lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures will be broadcast virtually. All participants must pre-register online at:

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