Larkin-Stuart Lectures 2015

The Larkin-Stuart Lectures, endowed in 1969, are co-sponsored by Trinity College and St. Thomas's Anglican Church. Among the most prestigious given on the University of Toronto campus, the lectures vary in topic, but all are based broadly on the subject of theology. The list of lecturers is long and distinguished and includes Robertson Davies, Northrop Frye, P.D. James, Michael Ignatieff, Father Owen Lee, Burton Mack, Rabbi Dow Marmur, Atom Egoyan, Charles Taylor, Mark Kingwell, David Halton, and the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

The lectures are named for Gerald Larkin, the College's most generous benefactor, who died in 1961, and Canon Cecil Stuart, longtime former Rector of St. Thomas's Church, who died in 1966.



2015 Lectures

The Hon. Frank Iaccobucci, C.C., Q.C., on The Indian Residential School Legacy: A Tragic Past, A Hopeful Future

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, 7:00 pm.

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci has had a varied career in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary. He retired from the Supreme Court of Canada in June 2004 and served as interim president of the University of Toronto from September 2004 until June 2005. 

On July 1, 2005, he joined Torys LLP as counsel. He was the federal government’s representative in the negotiations leading to the settlement agreement in 2005 relating to Indian Residential Schools. In February 2013, he submitted his report as an independent reviewer for the Ontario government on First Nations representation on Ontario juries. He has also acted for the federal government and the Ontario government on major matters involving alleged terrorists, Aboriginal people, Afghan detainees and other issues. He is also representing the Province of Ontario in its negotiations with the Chiefs of the Matawa Council on the Ring of Fire, and recently completed a comprehensive report prepared for the Toronto Police Services that relates to encounters of police with people in crisis.

Co-sponsored by Trinity College and St. Thomas’s Anglican Church.

This is a free, ticketed event. Space is limited. Please book your free ticket online at the Trinity College website: