This year's Palmer Distinguished Lecturer at Brigham Young University will give two free lectures on Canadian issues Friday, March 10.

James K. Gray will speak on "The Direction of Canada: Where to From Here?" at 7:30 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. He will also speak at 3 p.m. in 251 Tanner Building on "Natural Gas in North America - Where Does Canada Fit In?"Gray was invited to give the Canadian Studies Endowed Lecture. He is CEO of Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd. and CEO of the Canada West Foundation, a think tank for the four western provinces of Canada.

The endowed lecture is important because BYU has so many Canadian students, Fry said. "BYU has more Canadian students than any other university in the United States, and this is the Canadian studies event of the year."

The award is sponsored by the Palmer family, and the lecture is sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.