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THE SYMONS MEDAL PRESENTATION AND LECTURE PRESENTED BY: SHELAGH ROGERS

 

THE 2022 SYMONS MEDALLIST

Shelagh Rogers

 

One of Canada’s most esteemed broadcast journalists will be awarded the 2022 Symons Medal in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island this fall. Shelagh Rogers, OC will be the twenty-second recipient of the prestigious honour. Read More…

THE 2022 SYMONS MEDAL PRESENTATION AND LECTURE

Held annually, The Symons Medal Presentation And Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation provides a national platform for a distinguished Canadian to discuss the current state and future prospects of Confederation. It provides all Canadians an opportunity to reflect upon their country and its future. The Medal Ceremony and Lecture is held each fall in Charlottetown to mark the meetings of the Fathers of Confederation in September 1864.

The lecture honours Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter and board member of the Confederation Centre for many years. Professor Symons, the founding President of Trent University in Ontario, is widely recognized for his work in the field of Canadian Studies, in particular in the areas of public policy, heritage and education.

It is the mandate of Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canada’s national memorial to the founding of Confederation, to inspire Canadians to celebrate, through heritage and the arts, the founding, and evolution of Canadian Confederation. Confederation Centre fulfills this mandate in part by presenting Canadian leaders through public policy initiatives such as the Symons Medal  Presentation and Lecture series.

Past Symons Medal Recipients

The Symons Trust Endowment Fund

 

The Symons Trust Endowment Fund was created in 1994 to help finance heritage programming, specifically The Symons Medal Presentation And Lecture. All donations to this fund are eligible for up to dollar for dollar matching through the Endowment Incentives component of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Investment Fund. For more on our Foundation and to donate online please click here.

 


 

Professor Thomas H. B. Symons,

C., OOnt, LLD, DU, DLitt, DCnL, FRSC, FRGS

 

Professor Symons passed away in January at the age of 91. “Tom” is widely recognized for his contributions in the areas of public policy, heritage, and education—dedicating his life to community and nation-building. This video is a celebration of Tom Symons and his long-standing relationship with the Island, including the Centre and Shaw’s Hotel in Brackley, which he visited annually for more than 70 years.

Produced by Confederation Centre of the Arts, 2021, featured interviews include the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Catherine Hennessey, H. Wayne Hambly, Robert Sear, Robbie Shaw, and Steve Bellamy; as well as music from Charlene and Gordon Belsher and Atlantic String Machine. Read More…

 

 


 

 

 

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