Spotlight on the Church: How Sex Abuse Went Unnoticed for so Long, and What it Took to Expose it

    Mr. Walter “Robby” Robinson, Journalist, The Boston Globe
    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC

    Saturday, November 12, 8:15-9:30 pm
    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
  • Robinson220px.jpgWalter "Robby" Robinson

    Mr. Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Boston Globe where he currently holds the title of Editor-at-Large. He led the Globe's coverage of the Roman Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal, for which the newspaper won, and he personally accepted, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Robinson covered the White House for the Globe during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. In 1990 and 1991, he was the Globe's Middle East Bureau Chief, and covered the first Persian Gulf War. He ran the newspaper's investigative Spotlight Team for seven years. Mr. Robinson has been a journalism fellow at Stanford University and has received honorary degrees from Northeastern University and Emerson College in Boston. He was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the 2015 film Spotlight, the winner for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.

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November 12th, 2016 8:15 PM through  9:30 PM
Lecture Hall No. 2
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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