…if you have abilities, if you have resources and opportunities, you also have an obligation to use them on behalf of people who donâ€™t.
Arthurs, a renowned labour law scholar, graduated with his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1958.
A video of his speech is available here.
There is more on the speech, with photos and background, here. Arthurs was honoured with an honorary Doctorate in Laws at the same Convocation for his outstanding contributions to university education and legal research.
A keynote speech at a major summer graduation ceremony is a feature of North American universities but not (so far as I am aware) of many UK or Irish universities. If they were all like this one, it would be an excellent idea to import. For the importance of the advice cannot be underestimated, not can the impact that it would make at the time it was given.