Prairie Symposium for the Common Good:
Ecology and the Common Good


Dr. Jeffrey S. Burwell, SJ, Campion College, Regina, SK

MARCH 25 & 26, 2022

The Prairie Symposium for the Common Good is a new initiative of Campion College, University of Regina; St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba; and St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. The symposium will take place at the three colleges on an annual, rotating basis, attracting scholars and practitioners devoted to examining the Common Good through the prism of an annual theme

This two-day symposium consists of a series of panel sessions and plenary sessions, all of which can be accessed through one Zoom Webinar registration link. Attendees are welcome to register and attend any or all of the sessions. Pre-registration is required.

The Symposium begins with opening remarks on Thursday at 9:45 am and Friday at 8:45 am. Attendees can enter and exit the Symposium at any time and can choose the sessions they wish to attend. The same Zoom link will work for all events with one exception:
the concurrent Sessions on Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:45 am – a separate link will be sent to all registrants such that you can chose to attend one or the other concurrent session on the Thursday morning.

Attendees can enter the room on Thursday at 9:30 am with opening remarks beginning at 9:45 am and at 8:30 am on Friday with opening remarks beginning at 8:45 am.

Featured Plenary Sessions include:

  • The 2022 Jesuit Lecture – Thursday at 1:00 pm
    “Endless forms most beautiful” … Lichens, Contemplation and Awe.
    Dr. John McCarthy S.J., Jesuits of Canada
  • The 2022 Hanley Memorial Lecture – Thursday at 7:00 pm
    “Fruit of Our Common Home: Tales from the Cheese Caves of France–A Benedictine Cheesemaker’s Perspective on Microbial Diversity”
    Mother Prioress Noella Marcellino, O.S.B., PhD.
  • 2022 MLT Aikins St. Paul’s College Affiliation Lecture – Friday at 1:00 pm
    Spirituality and Wonder: A Way Forward in Hard Times
    Dr. Heather Eaton, St. Paul University, Ottawa

The full schedule can be accessed here: