I was thrilled to be a keynote speaker at Massey College’s first Pride Night High Table at the University of Toronto. Honoured guests at the High Table included: Wade Maclaughlin, former Premier of Prince Edward Island; Kathleen Wynne, former Premier of Ontario, and her wife Jane Rounthwaite; Scott MacArthur, TSN Sports and Blue Jays Talk host; Gwen Benaway, Governor-General’s Poetry Award winner; Joanne Simons, CEO of Casey House Hospital; Angela Swan of Aird & Berlis LLP; and others. Presiding over the evening was Principal Nathalie Des Rosiers of Massey College.
In my talk, I focused on the important role of education in the progression of human rights, and the concept of Pride as a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQ community.
Thank you to the fantastic group of students of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Massey College for organizing an entire week of events!