McLaughlin College offers a series of events throughout the academic year.  These events are  presented by students, faculty and invited guests from outside the University.  Below is a description of our special events.

McLaughlin's Lunch Talk Series

Senior Common RoomCome and listen to many interesting speakers as they share their knowledge on a variety of topics and help yourself to a free lunch! Students who attend 6 or more lunch talks over the year will receive a Certificate of Participation, while those who attend 10 or more talks will receive a Certificate of Honour.  Lunch Talks take place in the Senior Common Room (140 McLaughlin College).  View the calendar of upcoming events, recent events or view videos of past talks.

McLaughlin Public Policy Lecture

PUBLIC POLICY LECTURE 2019 - “The Role of the Constitutional Court in a Modern Democracy”
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BEVERLEY MCLACHLIN served as Chief Justice of Canada from 2000 to mid-December 2017. In June 2018 she was appointed to the Order of Canada as a recipient of its highest accolade, Companion of the Order of Canada. She has received over 35 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad, and numerous other honours and awards. Ms. McLachlin works as an arbitrator and mediator in Canada and internationally. Ms. McLachlin also sits as a Justice of Singapore’s International Commercial Court and the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal.

The lecture will explore the role of the constitutional court in a modern democracy, and, the heightened role of such courts in a federation like Canada. Looking abroad, the lecture will ask what Canada can do to enhance the role of constitutional courts, the rule of law and democracy beyond its borders.

Robbie Burns Night

men in kilts for robbie burns nightOn January 25 2020, McLaughlin College will celebrate its 28th Annual Robbie Burns Night! A long standing McLaughlin College tradition, Robbie Burns night features haggis served to guests and a reading of poems submitted by faculty and students. [read more...]

Critical Thinking Series

This series will give students some practical strategies for critical thinking and tackling academic writing at the university level. Students are encouraged to bring along assignment questions from their courses. [read more...]