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Ken Dryden to give public talk at UNB

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

Category: Events , myUNB

Ken Dryden, one of Canada’s hockey greats and education advocate, will present a public lecture at UNB on Thursday, June 9, in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall at 7 p.m. The talk is titled “What does it mean to be an educated citizen?” and is hosted by UNB’s Faculty of Education. In addition to being an NHL star, Ken Dryden is well known for his social conscience and for his interest in young people, their education and well-being. He was elected to the House of Commons as the MP for York Centre from 2004 until 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Minister of Social Development. In 1984, he was appointed Ontario's first Youth Commissioner. He is the author of four best-selling books, is involved with several community and charitable groups with a particular focus on children, youth and education. In 1996, he created the Ken Dryden Scholarship awarded to young people currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system who demonstrate great achievement and promise. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame, and holds a degree in history from Cornell University and a degree in Law from McGill University as well as several honorary doctoral degrees from a number of universities. This free public event is part of a two-day forum being held at the university on the importance of education in New Brunswick.  For more information, contact Wendy Jones at wjones@unb.ca , or (506) 453-4862.