Join award-winning journalist, Duncan McCue, on November 27th and 28th for a moderated conversation and an intimate reading of his book, The Shoe Boy

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Lunch with Duncan McCue

When: November 27th, 12-1:30PM
Where: St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver
Professionally catered lunch provided 

In this moderated conversation, Duncan McCue will be invited to share his:
- Experience writing The Shoe Boy,
- Motivation for sharing this story, a story of him discovering his indigenous identity as a teenager,
- Perspective on how connection to land and cultural identity are related to the world's sustainability,  
- Reflections on his career in journalism.

Books are available for purchase prior to the event at the UBC Bookstore and will be available for purchase with cash at the event.

This luncheon is generously sponsored by UBC St. John's College through the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Series, in honour of the College's founding Principal. Learn more about this series and past speakers.

No cost to participants but registration is required by end of day November 23. To avoid food waste, please honour your registration. 

This event is full but Register Here for the waitlist or register below for the eveing event.



Evening Book Club with Duncan McCue

When: November 28th, 5-6:30PM
Where: St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver
Snacks and drinks provided. 

Join us for a casual evening with Duncan McCue. Share drinks and appetizers with Duncan McCue then get comfortable and listen in as he reads and speaks about his book, The Shoe Boy. The Shoe Boy is an memoir of his time as a teenager on a Cree Trapline. The evening will end with a book signing.
*Books are available for purchase prior to the event at the UBC Bookstore and will be available for purchase with cash at the event.

No cost but registration required. Please honour your registration to avoid food waste.

Register Here


More about Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue is the host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. McCue was a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces continue to be featured on CBC's flagship news show, The National.

McCue's work has garnered several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC  Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism.

McCue has spent years teaching journalism at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and was recognized by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association with an Innovation Award for developing curriculum on Indigenous issues. He's also an author: his book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, where he created an online guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities ( Before becoming a journalist, McCue studied English at the University of King's College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998.

McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and proud father of two children.