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Clan Maclean Atlantic - 30th Anniversary Celebrations
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Alexander MacLean Sinclair Symposium

Weekend Program

Friday, May 15, 2009
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
Governor's Hall

 
7:00 PM President's Reception
Black Doors, below Morrison Hall
The reception was hosted by Murray MacLean, President of Clan Maclean Atlantic. Special guest was Sir Lachlan Maclean, Chief of Clan Maclean.
 
Saturday, May 16, 2009
 
 
Alexander MacLean Sinclair Symposium
Influences and Legacy

The symposium was sponsored by Clan Maclean Atlantic, the Celtic Studies Dept. of St. Francis Xavier University, and the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust, which is based in Scotland.
 
  The morning sessions were be held in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 1072
 
9:30 AM Introductions and Facilitation
Ian MacLean - Trustee of Clan Maclean Heritage Trust, President of Clan Maclean International, and Past President of Clan Maclean Atlantic
 
Welcome & Description of the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust
Sir Lachlan Maclean, Bt. CVO, DL - Chief of Clan Maclean, and Chair of the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust
 
10:00 AM The Early Years of AMS, Birth to 18 Years
Dr. John Campbell Sinclair - Grandson of Alexander Maclean Sinclair
 
10:30 AM Break
 
10:45 AM The Bard John (Iain) Maclean
Dr. Rob Dunbar, PhD - Visiting Scholar from Scotland
 
11:45 AM Alexander MacLean Sinclair and his Macleanery
Dr. Alasdair MacLean Sinclair, PhD - Grandson of Alexander Maclean Sinclair
 
12:15 PM Lunch Break
 
  The afternoon sessions were held in the Hall of Clans, Angus L. Macdonald Library
 
2:00 PM Alexander MacLean Sinclair's Character and Teaching Skills
Dr. Michael Linkletter, PhD - Professor of Celtic Studies, St. Francis Xavier University
 
3:00 PM D.M. Sinclair (son of AMS) and his Continuation of his Father's Work
Dr. Ken Nilsen, PhD - Chair of Celtic Studies, St. Francis Xavier University
 
3:30 PM Introduction to the Alexander MacLean Sinclair collection at the St. FX Library
Susan Cameron, MLIS - Celtic Collection Librarian, St. Francis Xavier University
 
Unveiling of Collection Additions
Lynne F. Murphy, MA, MLIS - St. Francis Xavier Library
Viewing of the A. MacLean Sinclair collection to follow.
 
7:00 PM Banquet and Ceilidh
Keating Millennium Centre
 
Sunday, May 17, 2009
 
11:00 AM Mass with Father Danny MacLennan
University Chapel
 
11:45 AM Kirkin' O' The Tartans
University Chapel
People were invited to bring tartans to be blessed.
 
12:30 PM Unveiling of the Maclean Cairn
Cairn Park
The cairn was be unveiled by Sir Lachlan Maclean
 
1:00 PM Closing Remarks
Black Doors, below Morrison Hall