Campagnolo Lectures return to NIC with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki

Tickets for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki’s Campagnolo Lecture on Restorative Justice are on sale now at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay.

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki will be the featured speaker at the Annual Campagnolo Lecture in Restorative Justice this January.

Lucki, the first woman permanently appointed to lead Canada’s national police force, will deliver a lecture based on the theme of the role and function of restorative justice in Canada's policing strategy.

The Comox Valley Community Justice Centre hosts the Annual Campagnolo Lectures in partnership with North Island College and School District 71. The event runs from 7:30 to 9 pm at NIC’s Stan Hagen Theatre, at NIC’s Comox Valley campus.

“We’re honoured to have Commissioner Lucki join us for this important event,” said Bruce Curtis, chief administrator of the Community Justice Centre. “Her perspective as Canada’s top police officer is invaluable.”

“Restorative justice is a significant and vital approach to resolving conflict and our partnership with the RCMP has been vital to our success,” added Curtis. “Comox Valley RCMP Insp. Mike Kurvers and local police have supported restorative justice here for more than 20 years.”

Born and raised in Edmonton, Lucki joined the RCMP in 1986, the beginning of a 32-year career that has seen her serve across several provinces and international peacekeeping missions.

Lucki’s first posting was in Granby, Que., where she worked mostly in federal drugs and customs investigations. She served on the United Nations Protection Force mission in the former state of Yugoslavia between 1993 and 1994, overseeing criminal investigations and monitoring the delivery of aid and health services. In 1995, Lucki was transferred to the RCMP’s peacekeeping program in Ottawa, where she trained and selected peacekeepers for the UN missions in Haiti.

Following her return to Canada, Lucki rose steadily through the RCMP’s ranks. She became an instructor at the RCMP Training Academy, followed by a posting in Manitoba as an acting detachment commander.

She rose steadily through the ranks until named commanding officer of the RCMP Academy in 2016. In March 2018, she was announced as the RCMP’s 24th commissioner.

In addition to a long list of awards and commendations, Lucki holds a BA in psychology and sociology. She completed the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

Event tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and cost $20 for adults and $15 for students.

To see a full list of past Campagnolo speakers and video of their lectures visit www.communityjusticecentre.ca/events/.

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