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BYU hosts McGill University professor for annual Palmer Lecture Oct. 2

Antonia Maioni, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, will be the guest of honor at the 2008 Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Lecture in Canadian Studies Thursday, Oct. 2, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Her presentation is titled, “Health Care Crisis: What Canada and the U.S. Can Learn From One Another in Providing Effective Health Care.”

As associate professor of political science and William Dawson Scholar at Montreal’s McGill University, Maioni teaches courses in Canadian politics, health care policy and comparative government. Maioni is author of “Parting at the Crossroads: The Emergence of Health Insurance in the United States and Canada.”

She has also authored or contributed to more than 30 articles and book chapters and is a frequent media commentator on Canadian and Quebec politics and public policy, in both English and French, for local, national and international media.

The Palmer Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Studies is funded by the Palmer Family in honor of Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer. Asael was an acclaimed agricultural scientist in Canada starting in the 1930s. Both Asael and Maydell were actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their community in Alberta, Canada.The lecture will be archived online at

For additional information, contact Earl Fry at (801) 422-2453 or

Writer: Brady Toone


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