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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April 2017

Canada By Treaty: Histories of a Negotiated Place

April 28 - May 25
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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The exhibit explores treaties, those legal agreements with Indigenous peoples that allowed non-Indigenous people to live on and own land in what is now Canada. The four-week exhibit responds to the 150th anniversary of Confederation by explaining in accessible language the long history of treaty making, and how and why these agreements were essential to the foundation of modern Canada. Co-curated by fourth year undergraduate James Bird, Nehiyawak (Cree), Indigenous Studies and Architecture, and Department of History Professors Laurie Bertram and…

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May 2017

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas Literature, Institutions, Redress, Relation

May 24 - May 27

Mikinaakominis (Turtle Island) / TransCanadas brings together storytellers, poets, novelists, creative non-fiction writers, critics, and interdisciplinary practioners to expand the ongoing dialogue about the relationship of Canadian literatures to land, Indigenous resurgences, and Black, Muslim, Asian and other racialized subjectivities in the context of global human, nonhuman, economic, social, and ecological shifts. At both individual and collective levels, with a particular focus on developing decolonizing practices in the public sphere and in the humanities, Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas asks the hard questions that need to be…

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Canada 150: Music and Belonging

May 26 - May 27
Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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This conference will be held in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto from Thursday, May 25th to Saturday, May 27th, 2017. All four of the scholarly societies in Canada devoted to music will be participating: the Canadian University Music Society; the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres; the Canadian Society for Traditional Music; and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Canada branch. The members of these four societies collectively study the…

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Celebrating Future Canadians: Syrian Refugee Families in Toronto and Peel Region

May 29 - June 1

Panel session: Canadian Sociological Association Conference Community celebration events: May 2017. Details TBC.

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June 2017

2017 Conference: Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEAA2017)

June 4 - June 7

The University of Toronto will host the Canadian Engineering Education Association’s annual conference, providing an opportunity to bring engineering educators from across Canada together to celebrate the importance of engineering education in Canada. The conference provides a mechanism for examining the importance of cultivating innovation in engineering students, and recognizing the role of diversity, both in terms of participants and educational approaches, in engineering education. Alongside a set of diverse themes in engineering education, participants will present work on the…

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October 2017

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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November 2017

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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