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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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FSSH Annual Dean's Lecture with Gwynne Dyer

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) invites you to "The Populist Revolt: It's Causes and Cure," presented by Canadian journalist Gwynne Dyer. 

Dyer will also discuss his new book, Growing Pains: Surviving the Populist Wave, as part of the FSSH Annual Dean's Lecture.

When: Wednesday, October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario View Map

Cost: Free

About the speaker

Gwynne Dyer, OC is an independent Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist and military historian. He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (then the Dominion of Newfoundland) and joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve at the age of 16. While still in the naval reserve, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1963; a Master of Arts in Military History from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1966; and a PhD in Military and Middle Eastern History at King's College in London, U.K. in 1973. He served in the Canadian, American and British naval reserves. He was employed as a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the U.K. from 1973 to 1977. In 1973 he began writing articles for leading London newspapers on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and soon decided to abandon academic life for a full-time career in journalism. In 2010, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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