The Hagey Lectures

Waterloo's premier invitational public lecture series since 1970, the Hagey Lectures – named after the university's first president – are co-sponsored by the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo.

The annual lectures are intended to challenge, stimulate and enrich not only the faculty, staff and students of the University, but all members of this community.


The University of Waterloo Hagey Lectures Committee is thrilled to announce that this year’s Hagey Lecture will be delivered by Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, on October 19 in the Theatre of the Arts.

The 2021 Hagey Lecture featuring Mark Jaccard, one of Canada’s foremost thinkers on climate change policy and economics, is now available to watch online. Jaccard’s thought-provoking talk focused on four key challenges to decarbonization, two elements of a simple path forward, and four barriers to overcome in order to achieve the simple path.