The Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program

Call for nominations

The University of Manitoba is now accepting proposals from across the UM community for the next Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer. The nomination deadline is June 15, 2020. 


Program purpose

Through the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program, UM faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to attend thought-provoking lectures on a variety of topical issues of interest to the UM community.

The program seeks to enhance the quality of higher education at UM and enrich its academic life by supporting visits to the University from:

scholars in the fields of commerce, finance, economics, political studies, history and literature leaders in the areas of commerce, industry and government

outstanding achievers from other disciplines who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of knowledge or to cultural, social and economic development

In addition to public lectures, distinguished visitors are encouraged to engage in other activities that allow them to interact with UM faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the public at large.


Past Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturers

Read more about past Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturers, including the recent Dr. Robin DiAngelo lecture.

Submit a proposal for the next lecturer by June 15, 2020.