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Sunday, August 28, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Jacobites, Jacobins and Outlanders: Scotland in Cultural Memory

This community event will feature presentations by faculty, graduate students and Archival and Special Collections staff, and is part of a wider partnership between the University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.

Special guest speaker Professor Viccy Coltman will present an exploratory and informal talk titled, 'Wartime: Scottish officers in military service, 1793-1815'.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Activating ancestral knowledge to restore ecosystems during the Anthropocene

Overhead photo of a river flowing through treed area. Image by ecologist Dylan White

Photo by ecologist Dylan White

Presenters: S. Mehltretter, B. Luby, A. Bradford, and L. Legzdins with Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

The @manominproject is a multicultural, multidisciplinary research team committed to crop restoration and cultural revitalization in Anishinaabe-AKI (the land of Anishinabeg). Manomin, the crop for which @manominproject cares, is commonly known in English as "wild rice."

Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

We Both Survived: The Soldier-Horse Relationship in the First World War

Join our Ph.D student, Emily Oakes, currently studying at the Tri-U through Wilfrid Laurier University for this lecture, part of the Military Lecture Series.

Emily Oakes’ presentation will examine how the soldier-horse relationship functioned in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and its effects on the soldiers, such as J.E.B. Seely or John McCrae, who wrote about their bonds with their horses. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Occupy the Soil: Home Missionaries and Canadian Farming 1812 to 1867

University of Guelph Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series #4

Lecture by Matthew Dougherty, Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College, Toronto

For information about joining the lecture, see the website for updates, or contact Brandon Mendonca (

Thursday, June 8, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dr. Cindy Blackstock's "Spirit Bear's Guide to Reconciling History"

Dr. Cindy Blackstock will reflect on her career advocating for Indigenous children and families and discuss how the history of child welfare in Canada intersects with the history of colonialism.