Dr. Patricia Allen will be the keynote speaker at the Canadian Association for Food Studies in Victoria, B.C. in June 2013.
Cultural studies faculty member Robert Burke will speak about Gaelic language at the 'Find Your Irish Family' event.
Burke teaches Irish language courses at Marylhurst University, and is a member of several Irish language organizations. He has served as the president of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers and is currently the treasurer. Burke's published works include articles in the Irish language magazines BEO and COMHAR.