Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 OHS AGM

Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 OHS AGM

The Ontario Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 131st OHS Annual General Meeting and Honours & Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The AGM will begin at 1:00 p.m., with the keynote address to follow. We will then begin the 2018–19 Honours and Awards ceremony.

Joining us this year to deliver the keynote address is the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 2000 to 2017. Her Judicial career began in 1981 when she was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Justice McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1988 before being appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada less than one year later.

Justice McLachlin is the first and only woman to serve as Chief Justice on Canada’s highest court. She is also the longest serving Chief Justice in the court’s history.

In June 2018, Justice McLachlin was appointed to the Order of Canada as a recipient of its highest accolade: Companion of the Order of Canada. Of the 2,094 Supreme Court judgments in which she participated, Justice McLachlin wrote 442. Throughout her judicial career, she has been involved with countless areas of Canada’s legal system, including common law and civil law, and both private and public law.

The OHS is very pleased to present the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin as this year’s keynote speaker. We hope you will join us on June 15 for this special presentation, and to celebrate our 2018–19 OHS Award recipients.

AGM and Honours & Awards Ceremony Programme

Join us Saturday, June 15, from 1:00 pm–4:30 pm for our AGM and Honours & Awards ceremony at Alumni Hall, Tyndale University College and Seminary, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

12:45-1:00 pm – Arrive
1:00 pm – Annual General Meeting
1:45 pm – Refreshment Break
2:00 pm – Keynote Address, Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
2:45 pm – OHS Honours and Awards Ceremony
4:30 pm – Programme Concludes

Please RSVP to ohs@ontariohistoricalsociety.ca or 416-226-9011 by Friday, May 31.