Donald Lecture Series

Donald Lecture Series

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Made possible by the generous support of Bishop’s alumnus John Donald ’60, DCL ’12, the Donald Lecture Series brings speakers of national and international renown to the Bishop’s campus to provide insight, provoke thought, and stimulate debate on the most compelling issues and events in the world today. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

2022-2023 Season

Singer-songwriter, actress, director, producer and activist

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
7:00 PM ET – Centennial Theatre

Singer-songwriter, actress, director, producer, and activist, Elisapie represents the wild and rough beauty of the North.

Released in 2018, her third solo album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, received a nomination for Indigenous Album of the Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards, and earned two Felix awards at the ADISQ Gala. Revealing the story of an expatriate Inuk through songs in English, Inuktitut and French, the album has garnered the attention of NPR Music and Rolling Stone France, in addition to taking Elisapie on tour across North America and Europe.

Elisapie will give a Lecture and may perform a few of her songs.

Donald Lecture Series speakers have been selected from nominations submitted by Bishop’s students, faculty, staff and community members. The Donald Lecture Series Advisory Committee is comprised of students, staff, faculty and community members, and provides recommendations to Principal Michael Goldbloom. Nominations for the 2022-2023 season will open in March 2022 – we welcome your ideas!

For all questions regarding the Donald Lecture Series, please contact Denise Lauzière, Chief of Staff, Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at, or 819-822-9600, ext. 2201.