Canada 150 inspires hundreds of university events

June 8, 2017

Universities across Canada are hosting a variety of events to mark Canada’s 150th year, reports Salma Mahgoub for University Affairs. Some are hosting citizenship ceremonies, while others are collaborating with Canadian curators and contemporary artists to develop courses around the role of art in creating cross-cultural dialogue and inclusivity. While some events aim to deepen people’s connection to the land, Mahgoub reports, others look to explore the relationships on which Canada was built. “Our diverse past will inform some of these projects as they explore where we have been and why, while others will use this history as a catalyst to examine and assess our present and future situations as we look towards the next 150 years of Canadian history,” says Crystal Sissons, acting manager of SSHRC’s research grants and partnerships division. University Affairs