The Singh Family Distinguished Lecture Series
University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences alumnus, Shawn Singh, (political science/sociology, 1998) has had a multi-faceted career path. Originally, from Ottawa, he is currently General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director at Luminus Management, a multi-billion dollar investment firm in New York City. Some of the many hats he wears include - film producer (Altered Minds, 52: In Search of the Loneliest Whale in the World), entrepreneur, board member, faculty volunteer, and philanthropist.
In 2017, Shawn and his spouse Khush established the Singh Family Distinguished Lecture Series designed to bring the world’s top leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and public servants to uOttawa. During the same year, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Charles Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University, as well as Lieutenant-General (ret.) the Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, celebrated human rights advocate, respected government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator. On November 4th, 2019, we hosted Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national voice for Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.
Thanks to the Singh family’s generosity, the Faculty of Social Sciences looks forward to hosting more distinguished leaders in the years to come.