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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould meeting guests after the 2024 Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Lecture at the University of Manitoba.

Nominate an outstanding scholar for the 2024-25 Knight Distinguished Visitor program

April 15, 2024 — 
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould is the latest in a long line of thought-provoking speakers – which includes Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Mark Garneau and The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair – who have enriched the discourse at UM through the Knight Distinguished Visitors program. Now, UM wants your ideas on who the 2025 Knight Distinguished Visitor should be. 


Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould’s books available at UM Libraries

March 4, 2024 — 
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and our 2024 Knight Lecture speaker, has written three bestselling books. These three books are now available for short-term loan at UM Libraries.

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Headshot of Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

February 5, 2024 — 
Join together for the 2024 Knight Lecture on March 7 to recognize the achievements of this remarkable woman and draw inspiration from her stories.

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Eternity Martis smiles brightly in black and white photo.

Searching for the next visionary and thought-provoking Knight Lecturers

March 14, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba and the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program recently welcomed award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Eternity Martis on March 9.

Black and white image of Eternity Martis smiling


Who is Eternity Martis? Learn more about the upcoming Knight Lecturer

March 3, 2023 — 
On March 9, UM is welcoming award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Eternity Martis. Her debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, focused on her experience as a racialized student on a mainly white campus. The book was featured on book lists including the Globe and Mail, CBC, Pop Sugar, Now magazine, BlogTO, and Chatelaine, as well as on syllabi for high school and post-secondary classes across North America.

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Photo of Eternity Martis


Save the Date for public lecture by Eternity Martis

February 10, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba is thrilled to announce that award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Eternity Martis will be visiting UM on March 9.

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2014 Knight Lecture - Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair

Who will be the next Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer?

May 1, 2020 — 
UM is now accepting proposals from across the university community for the next visiting lecturer as part of the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitor Program.

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Book cover for Dr. Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

President’s message on the upcoming Knight Lecture: White Fragility

January 28, 2020 — 
Robin DiAngelo is this year’s Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo

White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

January 15, 2020 — 
This year’s Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer is Dr. Robin DiAngelo

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Jody-Williams, Knight Visitor

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams to deliver Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice

October 23, 2018 — 
Jody Williams is the U of M's 2018 Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitor

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