Peace falls on shoulders of ‘generation without borders’

Public Humanist Romeo Dallaire

The Times Colonist reported on the Faculty of Humanities first-ever Humanitas Awards. The article focused on a keynote speech delivered by retired lieutenant-general and former senator Roméo Dallaire, who was presented with the first-ever Public Humanist award for his tireless efforts to change the world for the better. Science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin and UVic alumna Ashli Akins were also honoured at the event.

"Future peace will be made possible by the young, those most qualified to bring the internet to maturity, retired lieutenant-general and former senator Roméo Dallaire told a Victoria audience.

Accepting a new humanities award from the University of Victoria, Dallaire said young people, already comfortable with worldwide communication, will use it to create a new human solidarity."

Read the full article in the Times Colonist