Canada 150 Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00) Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are hosting a three-part lecture series for Canada 150, in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library and The City of Waterloo. As we recognize and celebrate 150 years of Confederation, this lecture series explores significant periods of Canadian history and their influence on Canada today. 

Date/Time Lecture Title Location
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Vimy Bridge: The Battle and the Myth Waterloo Public Library, Main
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Post-Secondary Education

Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Canada's Hidden Histories Centre for International Governance Innovation

Vimy Ridge: The Battle and the Myth
An expert panel from both UWaterloo and Laurier will discuss what happened during the famous battle and why Canadians have come to see it as the beginning of our national identity. The panel will also explore the memory and permanence of the Vimy Memorial and how it has faded and re-entered Canadian consciousness since World War II.

Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Post-Secondary Education
How are universities responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action? Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of our two institutions will talk about the challenges and opportunities for indigenization on our campuses.

Canada’s Hidden Histories
Our country’s 150th anniversary has been a year of both celebration and debate about our collective and contested past. Four professors from Laurier and Waterloo will bring to light some of the hidden figures and narratives, including those of First Nations, gender struggles, and migration/refugee experiences.

CIGI Campus, Waterloo

Free Public Event /Seating is Limited

These lectures are free and seating is limited. Reserve your spot online