The Hagey Lectures are the premier invitational lectures at the University of Waterloo. The distinguished lecture series was established in 1970 to honour the contribution of Dr. J.G. Hagey, one of the founders and first President (1957-1969) of the University of Waterloo.
The lectures are sponsored jointly by the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo.
The Hagey Lectures are open to the public and are intended for the faculty, staff and students of the University of Waterloo and also for the community-at-large. It is hoped that the lectures will challenge, stimulate, and enrich all members of this community.
The purpose of the Hagey Lectures is to bring to the University of Waterloo and to the Kitchener-Waterloo community an outstanding individual, who has distinguished himself or herself internationally in some area of scholarly or creative endeavour, to deliver a series of lectures in person, and to spend some days on campus to participate in informal exchanges with faculty, staff, and students.
The expenses of the annual Hagey Lectures, including travel, accommodation, honorarium, advertising and audio-visual expenses, and incidental expenses, will be tabulated and paid by the Faculty Association. The Vice-President, Academic and Provost will then reimburse FAUW for one-half of the total expenses. The maximum honorarium for the Hagey Lecturer is $10,000 (CDN), with total expenses a maximum of $17,000 (CDN). The sum may be increased only by joint approval of the President of FAUW and the Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
Appointment of Committee Members
- To ensure that all Faculties and the Federated Universities and Affiliated Colleges are represented on the committee, the committee shall be composed of seven faculty members, one each appointed from a different Faculty and one member from the Federated Universities and Affiliated Colleges. It is most important to have enthusiastic and dedicated members on the committee.
- The term of service for committee members shall normally be two to four years. A member who has served for four years must step down from the committee, unless appointed to the chair.
- Members of the committee will be appointed by the President of FAUW in consultation with the Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
Appointment of Committee Chair
- Since the Hagey Committee is a sub-committee of the Faculty Association, the chair will be appointed by the President of the Faculty Association in consultation with the Vice-President, Academic and Provost. The chair will normally be chosen from the present or former members of the Hagey Committee.
- The term of the chair will normally be two years, although this may be extended to three years by the President of FAUW, in consultation with the Vice-President, Academic and Provost. A chair normally shall not serve for more than three years.
Selection of Hagey Lecturer
- No restrictions are placed on the area of scholarly or creative endeavour of Hagey Lecturers. It is hoped that individuals will be selected whose work has cut across traditional disciplines, whose ideas have profound implications on the intellectual discourse of our time and who can present their ideas in a stimulating and engaging manner.
- The committee shall call for nominations for the Hagey Lecturer at least one year in advance of the scheduled lecture, to provide time for preparation of nominations and full discussion of each nominee.
- The criteria for selection of each lecturer shall include outstanding scholarly or creative achievement, relevance to the University of Waterloo and/or the surrounding community, and ability to deliver a stimulating and enriching series of lectures, seminars or talks.
- In the uncommon event that no speaker satisfying the criteria can be found, the lectures shall be cancelled for that year.
Date of Lectures
The Hagey Lectures are normally held annually in the Fall term, although they have been held, on occasion, during the Winter term.
An itinerary for each lecturer's visit shall be prepared by the chair of the committee and circulated to the President of FAUW, the President of the University, the Vice-President, Academic and Provost for information. The itinerary should identify the person(s) who will escort the lecturer to and from each event on the itinerary. The itinerary should indicate equivalent participation of the sponsoring groups.
Recording of the Hagey Lectures
The main lecture and other events (at the discretion of the committee) shall be taped for educational and archival purposes. Copyright permission from the lecturer to record the lectures must be obtained. The recording should identify the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo as joint sponsors of the lectures.
Publication of the Hagey Lectures
The committee should explore the possibility of publishing the manuscript prepared from the Hagey Lectures and/or the audio-visual material. Such publication should give full source data, and must identify the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo as joint sponsors of the lectures. Funds are not normally made available for publication, either by the Faculty Association or by the Vice-President, Academic and Provost and must therefore be sought from other sources.
Last updated: 2012