The McMartin Memorial Lecture is presented in alternate years by the College of the Humanities at Carleton University and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Ottawa. The series was established in 1969 and is funded by Mrs. J.P. Gilhooly of Ottawa in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McMartin. The lectures involve themes which promote the importance of ethical, moral, and religious standards to education and living.