The U of T community will be hosting many events throughout 2017. Details will be released over the next few months and during the Sesquicentennial year. Check back to find out how you can get participate as we mark Canada’s 150th birthday.

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Permanently Under Construction: Immigration and Canadian Nation Building

October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Canada, with one of the highest per capita immigration rates in the world, pursues immigration as part of a continuing nation-building project. This interdisciplinary conference will probe legal, artistic, and historical dimensions of the Canadian immigrant experience. Showcasing the expertise of scholars and students at the University of Toronto, the conference will foster future networks and collaborations across disciplines by bringing together the perspectives of lawyers, artists, social scientists, and historians. They will address the constraints, opportunities, and challenges presented by Canada’s historical trajectory as a settler society and its future in a dynamic global environment where states compete to attract some immigrants, repel others, and grapple with forces that propel transborder movement beyond the control of the nation-state.

Time/Location TBC. (Potentially Jackman Law Building)


October 12, 2017
October 13, 2017
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Nelson Wiseman