Institutions honour Remembrance Day through initiatives, events, projects

November 11, 2021
Postsecondary institutions across Canada are honouring Remembrance Day this year through initiatives, events, and projects. Fanshawe College students and professors teamed together to start the Poppy Project, which creates sustainable poppies infused with poppy seeds that can be planted in the garden after Remembrance Day. John Abbott College held a ceremony last week at Memorial Field to pay tribute to those who served and to recognize veterans. UWindsor is holding a Remembrance Day ceremony that will include readings and performances of In Flanders Field and The Last Post and Reveille. The University of Alberta held a virtual event on November 10th in which retired Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire spoke about moral courage and leadership. Kwantlen Polytechnic University history students created biographical videos of Canadian veterans for the public to view as part of the “KPU Remembers” project. The University of Toronto will hold its annual service to honour the alumni, students, faculty, and staff who fell in the First and Second World Wars. MSN (John Abbot) | CBC (Fanshawe) | UWindsor | The Gateway (UAlberta) | U of T | Surrey Now-Leader (KPU) (National)