The D.B. Goodman Fellowship was established in memory of the late David B. Goodman, Q.C. of Toronto by members of his family, friends and professional associates with the intention of bringing to the law school, on an annual basis, a distinguished member of the practising bar or bench for a few days of teaching and informal discussions with the student body and faculty.

It was the intention of the founders of this fellowship that the Goodman Fellow would, on the one hand, bring to the Faculty the benefit of insights and ideas gained from long experience in the practical application of the law and, on the other hand, himself or herself be refreshed by a short return to the academic legal community.

The 2016-17 David B. Goodman Lecture

Mayor Brian Bowman

Brian Bowman

Mayor of Winnipeg

Appropriate Responses to the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Thursday, November 24, 2016
4:10pm to 6:00pm
Rosalie Silberman Abella Moot Court Room, Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen's Park

Read about the lecture and watch the video online

Brian Bowman was elected in a landslide victory on October 22nd, 2014 to become the 43rd Mayor of the City of Winnipeg.

Since becoming Mayor, Bowman has passionately worked towards fixing Winnipeg’s racism problem – changing the city’s label by Maclean’s magazine as “most racist city in Canada” to “a leader in fixing Canada’s racism problem” in the span of one year. Mayor Bowman himself is Métis, and is the nation’s first Aboriginal mayor.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Brian was a partner at one of Winnipeg’s top law firms, and a national leader in the emerging fields of social media, access to information, and privacy law. He used his role as partner to protect victims of cyber-bullying and for the protection of individuals’ personal rights.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts (Adv) in history and political studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto.

See the Goodman Lecture archives to find out information about past lectures, including in some cases a description, the text, or a video of the lecture.