Laurier Milton Lecture series, second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

2022-2023 Laurier Milton Lecture Series

Overview of Lecture Series

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Milton Public Library are pleased to present the 2022-2023 Laurier Milton Lecture Series.

Wilfrid Laurier has long supported the public role of academics to bring their knowledge and thinking outside of the classroom. The Laurier Milton Lecture Series provides a wonderful opportunity to engage in a public dialogue with citizens of Milton on a broad array of important topics. We are pleased that the presentations represent the current research and analysis of members of different faculties, departments and programs. 

The lecture series is a partnership between the Wilfrid Laurier University and the Milton Public Library.

Lectures take place each month starting October 2022. Lectures will take place in-person. Registration required. Registration is free.

2022-2023 Lecture Schedule 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Kate Rossiter, Wilfrid Laurier University Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health

Barri Cohen, an award winning independent documentary filmmaker, producer and writer

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Heidi Swanson, inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Sustainable Water Futures

Ernest Yanful, professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Jerzy Kaplanek, Professor and Penderecki String Quartet member

Kevin Day, Assistant Professor of Composition


Completed 2021-2022 Lectures (Click here to view recordings):

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Deborah MacLatchy, President and Vice-Chancellor at Laurier

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dr. Melody Morton Ninomiya and Kristen Tanche, Regional Health and Wellness Coordinator, Dehcho First Nations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dr. Heidi Northwood, Senior Executive Officer Brantford Campus, Senior Executive Officer Global Strategy, Professor of Philosophy

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Esther Hayford, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Social Work

 Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Associate Professor of Marketing and Laurier Brand Chair

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Branden Walker, Research Associate

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Dr. Avis Beek, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education

Renny Talianchich 
Kalysta Mejia-Torres

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Dr. Stacey Wilson Forsberg, Associate Professor in the Human Rights and Human Diversity Program

Dr. Oliver Masakure, Associate Professor and Director of the Business Technology Management Program 


Completed 2020-2021 Lectures (Click here to view recordings):

May 12, 2021 

Erin Dej, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology

April 14, 2021

Elizabeth Mitchell, PhD, RP, MTA Assistant Professor, Faculty of Music Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy

March 10, 2021

Miguel Sioui, PhD, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Officer (Environmental Studies), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

February 10, 2021

Abby Goodrum, PhD, Professor and Program Coordinator, User Experience Design

January 13, 2021

Barrington Walker, PhD, Associate Vice President Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost & VP Academic, Professor, Department of History