Please join Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Citizenship Judge, Mr. Robert D. Watt, for an informative presentation on both the rights and freedoms, and duties and
obligations, of citizenship. This event is free to attend-seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. Drop-ins are welcome!
About the Speaker
Judge Robert D. Watt, B.A., M.A., AIH, LVO
Judge Robert Watt is a Canadian historian, former Chief Herald of Canada and currentlyholds an appointment from the Federal Government of Canada as a Citizenship Judge.
Following his formal education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Mr. Watt held positions in the Public
Archives of Canada, Capilano College, and as the City Archivist for the City of Vancouver. In 1973 he joined the Centennial Museum (now known as the Museum of Vancouver) as the Curator of History, and progressed through various roles. He was appointed Director of the Museum in 1980. In 1988 Mr. Watt was appointed as the first Chief Herald of Canada, a position he held until he retired in 2007.
The Canadian Heraldic Authority is part of the Canadian Honours system and resides under the authority of the Governor General of Canada. During his tenure as Chief Herald, Mr. Watt oversaw the creation of a contemporary and Canadian system of heraldic identification. The office of the Chief Herald is responsible for the creation of all
coats of arms, flags and badges in Canada.
In 2009 Mr. Watt was appointed by Order in Council to a three-year appointment as Citizenship Judge in the Vancouver office of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In 2012 he was re-appointed to a second three-year term.
Mr. Watt is married to Mrs. Alison Watt (formerly the Director of the University Secretariat at Simon Fraser University). They have two adult children. They live in North Vancouver, BC. He has received many honours and awards including the 125th Canadian Confederation Medal, the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, and in 2008 he was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order.
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