Every year, since 1999, Trinity Western University has had the opportunity to host the Annual Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship Presentation.
Lecture topics in this series have ranged from proportional representation to aboriginal self-government and are a unique resource for researchers of current events and political science.
With the kind permission of these special guest speakers, the TWU Archives at Alloway Library is able to make the transcripts, or notes, of their lectures available as part of the archives' Special Collections.
- Rafe Mair The Role of BC in Constitutional Reform (1999)
- Preston Manning Thinking Big About the Future (2000)
- Gordon Gibson B.C. and Canada: The Old Ways and New (2001)
- Nick Loenen Should Canada Consider Proportional Representation? (2002)
- Ted Morton Our Turn: a New Course for the West (2003)
- John Weston Why Never Give In (2004)
- Ken Carty Turning Voters Into Citizens (2005)
- David Elton Citizen Engagement: Democracy At Its Best (2006)
- Chuck Strahl Logging, Politics, and Life [Speech Notes] (2007)
- Ralph Klein Government and Politics: Ralph's Way (2008)
- Deborah Grey Power Parliament and Preston Manning: My Life as a Reformer (2009)