Calgary Peace Prize 2018

Wed April 4 - Wed April 4, 2018
Calgary Peace Prize 2018

Under the patronage of Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Calgary Peace Prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community who work towards making the world a more just, safer and less violent place.

Mount Royal University will recognize the Honourable Justice Rosalie Abella for her long and sustained efforts towards establishing justice, social equality, and international human rights throughout her career as lawyer, Commissioner, Judge, and Supreme Court Justice.

Justice Abella, the first Canadian Jewish female Supreme Court judge, will give a keynote acceptance speech, followed by round table discussion on equity and justice with Toronto lawyer Katherine Hensel. 

Ticket Information
7 p.m. – VIP Reception and Award Ceremony - $100 (plus applicable service charges) per ticket 
This ticket allows guests to meet Justice Abella while enjoying wine and snacks in the Founders Room. It also includes admission to the Calgary Peace Prize award ceremony and round table discussion.

8:15 p.m. – Award Ceremony - $25 (plus applicable service charges) per ticket ($8 plus applicable service charges for low income)
This ticket includes admission to the Calgary Peace Prize award ceremony and round table discussion.

Honourable Justice Rosalie Abella
Justice Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004. She is the first Jewish woman appointed to the Court.

She attended the University of Toronto, where she earned a B.A. in 1967 and an LL.B. in 1970. She has written over 90 articles and written or co-edited four books.

Justice Abella was born in a Displaced Person's Camp in Stuttgart, Germany on July 1, 1946. Her family came to Canada as refugees in 1950. She is married to Canadian historian Irving Abella and they have two sons, Jacob and Zachary, both lawyers.

Katherine Hensel
Katherine Hensel is the founder and principal lawyer at Hensel Barristers. Katherine is Secwepemc (Shuswap). 

Katherine has built a diverse practice focused on serving First Nations and their members. She has provided advice and acted in disputes concerning the assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the duty to consult, commercial matters, public inquiries (including British Columbia's Missing and Murdered Women's Inquiry, as counsel for the Native Women's Association of Canada), child welfare matters, and select criminal cases.

The spacious main floor and dress circle lobbies of the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons can be used in conjunction with the concert hall or as a venue on its own. The lobby area has hosted such events as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Citizenship Ceremony, and The Rozsa Awards.

Ideal for: Conferences, galas, receptions, lectures, concerts, meetings, corporate events, post and pre-show events
Capacity: 100 - 1000 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

The Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby was built in the historic Calgary Public Building which housed Canada Post, Revenue Canada and the RCMP during its use by the Federal Government. The original pillars, upper mezzanine and skylight from the original grand lobby were maintained. The 87-year old façade of the building is currently undergoing restoration by the City of Calgary. 

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