September 12, 2007 12:21 ET

RSC: Great Canadian Author to Deliver Lecture Series

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that the 2007 Governor General's Lecture Series will be delivered by Canadian author Roch Carrier, MSRC, OC.

Carrier, an RSC Fellow since 1987, will be delivering six lectures across the country in September and October. He will use these lectures to discuss his life experiences, travels and explorations.

"I want to tell the story of how writing has taken me around the world and let me read it like a great open book," Carrier said. "In the end, I am still trying to answer the same questions I asked in the three books of my adolescence: Who are we? Where do we come from? And where are we going?"

Carrier is the third speaker in the series that RSC has joined with Her Excellency, the Governor General of Canada, to present to audiences across the country. The universities hosting these lectures are six of RSC's 33 Institutional Members.

"These lectures were created as to allow great Canadian academics to engage an audience in their areas of expertise," said Francois Belisle, Executive Director of RSC.

Dates for the Lecture Series:

September 17 University of Toronto
September 19 University of British Columbia
September 21 University of Calgary
October 15 UQAM
October 19 Concordia University
November 1 (TBC) Dalhousie University

The Governor General's Lecture Series is part of RSC's ongoing effort to encourage and promote learning and excellence in research nationally and internationally. For more information on RSC, please visit

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