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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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 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4 Canada
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View full event poster here. 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 Register for event here.

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October 2017

In the Heat of the Night: 50th anniversary screening with Director Norman Jewison

October 2 @ 6:00 pm
Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Canada
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View full event poster here. Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute invite you to a special 50th-anniversary screening of In the Heat of the Night with special guest, Director Norman Jewison. Q+A with Norman Jewison: 6 p.m. Screening: 7 p.m. Register for free event here.

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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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U of T in your Neighbourhood: The Canadian Constitution at 150

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mimico Centennial Library, 47 Station Road
Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 2R1 Canada
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Speaker: Professor Kent Roach Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Refreshments & Presentation Q&A to follow As we celebrate Canada's rich history, 150 years since Confederation, we also look at how past events have shaped present-day politics and laws. In this talk, Prof. Roach will examine how Canada has been served by our Constitution over the last 150 years, and predicts the issues and controversies the future may hold. He will also explore the roles of the executive, legislature and the courts…

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Professor Peter H. Russell Presents “Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests”

October 12 @ 6:30 pm
Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Canada
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View full event poster here. In celebration of the launch of his new book, Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests, Former Innis Principal and Professor Peter H. Russell will be at Innis Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. -Talk and Q&A with Professor Russell Reception and book singing to follow Register for this free event here.

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Ad Hoc presents Robert Fothergill’s Countdown Canada

October 14 @ 7:00 pm
Innis College, Room 222, 2 Sussex Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Canada
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  On the occasion of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Ad Hoc presents Countdown Canada, on digital video, mastered from its original 2” broadcast videotape, at Innis Town Hall. Writer and director Robert Fothergill, an accomplished playwright, filmmaker and literary scholar, will be on hand to introduce the film. In 1970, Rob Fothergill released Canada’s own War of the Worlds—Countdown Canada, a TV news simulation dramatizing the day in which Canada becomes part of the United States. The broadcast included prominent public figures commenting on…

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The Ethics of Apology: Interdisciplinary & International Perspectives

October 20 - October 21
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, Room 200, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C8 Canada
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Today, apologies seem to be everywhere. Individuals apologize, offenders, doctors, lawyers, as do corporations, organizations, universities, police departments, cities, countries, and governments. Apologies may be ubiquitous, and yet they remain little understood. This workshop will consider questions such as: Why do we seek apologies? And why do we give them? How do they work (if they work)? What do apologies do? What do they mean, in different contexts, at different times, to different people? What makes a good apology, an effective…

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

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 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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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 impact on the Canadian constitutional…

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