Lecture Series

Who is Suzanne Mackenzie?
Suzanne Mackenzie was a much beloved member of the geographical community,
in Canada and internationally, who died at home in Nelson, B.C. on October
24, 1998. She will long be remembered for her courage, her commitment to
feminism, her deep sense of caring for friends, family and students, her
sense of justice and right and her irrepressible humour, bound up in a
generous spirit.

What is the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture?

Every second year, the fund established by The Canadian Women and Geography
Study Group (CWAG) in the memory of Suzanne Mackenzie, supports the
presentation of a lecture by a woman whose involvement in geography bears a
significant correspondence with Suzanne's interests and passions. The
lecture takes place at the Annual Meeting of the CAG.  A sub-committee of
CWAG is responsible for the selection.

The next memorial lecture in Suzanne's honour will be held in 2006 at the
CAG meeting at Lakehead University.

Three memorial addresses have been given to date:
2000, Brock University, Jennifer Hyndman (SFU)
2002, Toronto, Evelyn Peters (USask)
2004, Moncton, Isabel Dyck (UBC)

It is possible to make donations to the memorial fund in Suzanne's memory
and we encourage you to do so to ensure that the memorial lecture can be
held on a regular biennial basis. Those individuals who would like to make
a tax-deductible contribution should forward a cheque (made out to The
Canadian Association of Geographers) to: Audrey Kobayashi, Department of
Geography, Queen’s University, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.