EVENT DATE: March 9, 2011
TOPIC: My very long weekend in Kingston — A personal perspective on stroke recovery
Dr Hector Mackenzie, Senior Historian at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon meeting on Wednesday, March 9. His topic was: “My very long weekend in Kingston — A personal perspective on stroke recovery.”
Hector Mackenzie joined the Department of External Affairs as an historian in 1989. He has published numerous articles and reviews on the history of Canada’s international relations; and has edited two volumes in the series Documents on Canadian External Relations. He is also an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, where he teaches courses on the history of Canada and its international relations. He had earlier taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. He was educated at the University of Toronto and Oxford University, from which he received his doctorate.
In 2008, Hector Mackenzie had a stroke for which he was treated at Kingston General Hospital and from which he recovered promptly and completely. He was able to resume his work within a month of that trauma. Since then, he has spoken several times about his experience to medical conferences, in addition to his scholarly presentations and publications.