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Evening at Egan to coincide with JWAC forum on Canada

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 11:02pm

This week’s Evening at Egan lecture will be “The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: a Canadian-American Disaster,” led by Canadian historian and author William Morrison. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 18.

Morrison, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia, co-authored the book, “Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her;” the book chronicles the sinking of the Canadian ship Princess Sophia near Juneau in 1918, a disaster that killed all 354 passengers and crew.

Morrison’s Evening at Egan talk is part of a three-day forum organized by the Juneau World Affairs Council focused on Canada, “Al-Can Summit: A Road Map.” Twenty-one speakers will participate in 13 presentations and panel discussions on topics including the history of Canadian-US relations, Yukon and BC government policies, climate change, economic development, environmental protection, First Nations and education.

The forum begins at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 17, at the UAS Egan Lecture Hall with an overview of Canadian history led by Morrison. Friday’s program will begin with a history of the Yukon. The forum continues all day Friday and Saturday.

To view the full agenda, visit www.jwac.org/forum2013B.html and uas.alaska.edu/provost/docs/jwacforum.pdf.

All are welcome and admission is free.

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