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St. Paul’s College celebrates the Archdiocese of Winnipeg’s 100th Anniversary

October 20, 2015 — 

St. Paul’s College, the only Roman Catholic post-secondary institution in Manitoba, is hosting an Academic Symposium celebrating the Archdiocese of Winnipeg at 100: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow on October 22-24, 2015. Brought together under one roof are scholars from across Canada who will speak about the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, its history, and its continued relevance to Winnipeg, and the larger community. There is no cost to attend the lectures, which will be held at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba.

St. Paul’s College is excited to have Vancouver’s Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB opening the Symposium with the 2015 Hanley Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00pm in Christ the King Chapel at St. Paul’s College. Since his ordination His Grace has held a number of positions, including University President and the Vatican’s Secretary for Catholic education. Those who will attend the Hanley Lecture will enjoy his lecture on “The Future of the Universal Church and the Place of the Local Churches in that Future.”

Dr. Peter Meehan, the Principal of St. Mark’s College and President of Corpus Christi College in Vancouver, will present a lecture on “The History of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Prior to Vatican II” on October 23, at 9am in St. Paul’s Hanley Hall.

Dr. Emőke Szathmáry, University of Manitoba President Emeritus, will moderate a panel featuring Ovide Mercredi, Sr. Bernadette O’Reilly, Ry Moran, and Lisa Raven. The panel will focus on the relationship of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba. It will be held in Hanley Hall on October 23 at 2:45pm.

We are also pleased to be welcoming back Dr. Terence Fay, SJ to St. Paul’s College. He will give his lecture on October 24, at 10:30am in the Fr. Jensen Theatre with the 2015 Jesuit Lecture titled “Highlights of Canadian Catholic Spirituality.” Dr. Fay teaches at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, and is the author of A History of Canadian Catholics: Gallicanism, Romanism, and Canadianism and The New Faces of Canadian Catholics: The Asians.

The Symposium will also feature The Centennial Celebration Dinner on Friday, October 23. This Dinner will take place at Marshall McLuhan Hall in University Centre. Dr. Christopher Adams will be the keynote speaker.

For a full listing of events part of the academic symposium, please visit


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