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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March 2017

Struggle and Story: Canada in Print

March 20 - September 1
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St George St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada
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In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The documents in this exhibition – manuscripts, printed books, engravings, and photographs – tell the story behind the making of a nation. On these pages may be found the record of our ancestors’ efforts to understand the majesty and wealth of this land and its waterways; the interaction between colonists and the First Nations, the legacy of which remains problematic to the present; and the tension between French and English which has so often…

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July 2017

Exhibit: The Wisdom Photo Project

July 1 - August 31
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Art Wall, 246 Bloor St. W, Third Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4 Canada
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The Wisdom Photo Project will commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary through the narrated photo stories of its aging individuals with the aim of exploring discourses around aging and to encourage intergenerational engagement. The project will highlight Canada’s momentum over the last 150 years with respect to supporting successful aging through a photo display of seniors from across Canada and their perspectives on what it means to age positively in Canada. The Wisdom exhibition will take place at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of…

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September 2017

2017 Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable Series: The Most Powerful Court in the World? Constitutional Amendment after the Senate Reform and Supreme Court Act References

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Solarium (Room FA2), Falconer Hall, 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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View full event poster here. Speaker: Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial, this series will provide an analysis of Constitutional litigation throughout Canada's history with a focus on seminal cases that have made an impact on the Canadian constitutional rights landscape. The Supreme Court of Canada has grown since Confederation from supreme in name alone into the guardian of Canada’s constitutional identity, joining high courts in Colombia, India, Israel, Germany, South Africa and the United States…

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Crossing Scarborough: Nation, Migration & Place-Making between the TRC and the 150

September 28
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4 Canada
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The Scarborough Crossings workshop brings together scholars in the fields of transnational migration, the law and Indigeneity to consider how education for reconciliation and a focus on borders, im/mobility and crossings can challenge and transform the methodologies we apply in research and the concepts of temporality and place making that organize our research. Conveners: Patricia Landolt and Paloma Villegas Location: University of Toronto Scarborough, Room IC318

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October 2017

Canadian Identities / Canadian Stories

October 5

ARTSIDEOUT: Collected Stories Canadian Identities: A Series of Storytelling October 5th, 2017 On October 5th, 2017 ARTSIDEOUT will be hosting their 10th annual multi-disciplinary arts festival held at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Artsideout: Collected Stories will focus on exploring the complexities of historical and contemporary Canadian identities. By supporting the creation of multi-disciplinary art works, the festival will cultivate rich and diverse narratives found within our communities. This year, we invite artists, storytellers, students, and everyone who calls Toronto…

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Permanently Under Construction: Immigration and Canadian Nation Building

October 12 - October 13

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…

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Constitutional Roundtable Series presents: Constitutional Law Symposium dedicated to Canada’s Sesquicentennial

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jackman Law Building (Room J140), Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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View full event poster here. The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights’ Constitutional Roundtables are an annual series of lunchtime discussion forums that provide an opportunity to consider developments in Canadian constitutional theory and practice.  This year, in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable series has focused on the development of Canada’s constitutional and human rights since Confederation and an analysis of constitutional litigation throughout Canada’s history, with a focus on seminal cases that have made an…

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November 2017

(IM) MATERIAL CULTURE Health History Collections in a Digital Era

November 10 - November 11
C. David Naylor Student Commons, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8 Canada
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View full event poster here As part of the University of Toronto’s Sesquicentennial Commemorations, (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE: Health History Collections in a Digital Era, is an interdisciplinary symposium event hosted by the University of Toronto’s Health History Partnership. (IM)MATERIAL CULTURE focuses particularly on broadening perspectives on health as represented through material culture. It explores ‘the invisible’ within collections (i.e. the material culture of groups who were not considered relevant to include) or misappropriated, with speakers and panelists who represent populations historically…

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Borders, Boundaries, and the Future of Canadian Society

November 10 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Hart House, East Common Room, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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During our sesquicentennial, Canadians will repeatedly be asked to consider who we really are. While historians, literary critics, musicians, and artists will help us answer that question, social scientists can also contribute significantly to the discussion. In particular, the interdisciplinary field of border studies has much to say about how the permeability of Canada’s borders and Canadians’ personal boundaries influence our identity, governmentality, and security. This symposium will assemble leading geographers, political scientists, and sociologists in the field of border…

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