Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In-Person: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
This event is hybrid: you may attend in-person (Bagnani Hall, Traill College) or register to watch virtually.
The Frost Centre is pleased to present Jeannette Menzies '95, Canada's Ambassador to Iceland, as part of the Canadian Studies 50th Anniversary Conversations and Celebrations.
From Trent to Reykjavik - the path of Canada's current Ambassador to Iceland
A conversation which will touch on the importance of Canadian Studies in global diplomacy, on Canada-Iceland relations, on Arctic issues, and on recruitment to the Canadian Foreign Service.
Ms. Menzies holds an Honours BA in Canadian Studies from the University of Manitoba, 1995, and a Master of Arts in Canadian Heritage and Development Studies from Trent University, 1998.
She was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to Iceland in January 2021. She has served for over 22 years in Canada’s Foreign Service, with assignments in Ankara, Anchorage, Oslo and now Reykjavik. At headquarters, she has worked on Arctic policy, humanitarian issues and consular and emergency management. Outside of the foreign ministry, she served as Director of Knowledge Management and Engagement at Polar Knowledge Canada from 2015-2019, where she was integral to the establishment of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Nunavut. Ms. Menzies is a governmental expert on Arctic and Antarctic issues and is passionate about engaging youth on the future of the polar regions.
For more information about upcoming North at Trent lectures, please visit the North at Trent Lecture Series webpage.
For more information on other Canadian Studies 50th Anniversary Events, please visit the Canadian Studies 50th Anniversary webpage.
Please direct questions via email to the: Frost Centre.