Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program

Purpose of the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program

Each year, the Office of the President makes funding available to support units seeking to bring distinguished individuals to the University of Manitoba who are making outsanding contributions in their respective fields. For 2017/18, a maximum of $15,000.00 will be available to respond to proposals. It is expected that five to eight awards will be recommended each year. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year.

The purpose of the program is to bring to the University of Manitoba distinguished individuals who are making outstanding contributions in particular fields deemed to be of significance to the University community.

Call For Nominations

The Committee for distinguished Visiting Lectureships is inviting members of the University community to forward nominations for distinguished visitors to come to the University of Manitoba.  Visiting lecturers are typically expected to give a public lecture that is of wide interest to the University at large and to conduct seminars or workshops with staff and students and to be available for consultation with them.  A typical visit would last three to five days, although the Committee will consider other proposals.

Nominations shall only be accepted from individuals and groups within or associated with the University of Manitoba. Each nomination should be accompanied by:

  1. a current curriculum vitae for the nominee
  2. a supporting statement from the nominator(s) giving, in particular, reasons for support of the nominee proposed
  3. the proposed format of the visit– e.g. an itinerary that outlines the type of lectures, seminars, or other activities and probable dates for the visit
  4. statements from others supporting the nomination
  5. a proposed budget that includes an estimate of the total travel, accommodation, and honorarium expenses involved, and an indication (i.e. dollar amounts) of other sources of financial support for this candidate's visit.

Nominations should be forwarded to Kerry McQuarrie Smith, Director of the Office of the President, 200 Administration Building.