From coast to coast to coast: What’s on in our research community

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, SSHRC and its partners are hosting a wide range of events focused on social sciences and humanities research. Check out what is happening in our research community across the country, and find out how you can participate.

Browse the list of events by location through an interactive map, or by date using an events calendar.

You can also visit Universities Canada’s website for a snapshot of events happening on campuses across Canada.


Walrus and Canada 150 Connection events

Walrus and Canada 150 Connection events
Date Location Name of event
February 7-April 1 Western Development Museum
Saskatoon, SK
Game Changers - Travelling Exhibition
February 17-18 Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Montréal, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Stay still, translate: performance, présentation, conservation du tableau vivant au Canada (Mélanie Boucher)
February 24-26 University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
Connection Grant Canada 150: First Nations, land, and treaties in BC (John Lutz)
March 1 Kwanlin Dϋn Cultural Centre,
Whitehorse, YT
The Walrus Talks National Tour
March 2-4 Carleton University
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Visions for Canada, 2042 (Fiona Robinson)
March 6 Northern Arts and Cultural Centre,
Yellowknife, NT
The Walrus Talks National Tour
March 8-10 University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Constitution 150 – The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 (Adam Dodek)
March 13 Remai Arts Centre,
Saskatoon, SK
The Walrus Talks National Tour
March 16 Canadian Museum for Human Rights,
Winnipeg, MB
The Walrus Talks National Tour
March 23-24 McGill University and Université Laval
Montréal, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canadian Federalism and its future: actors and institutions (Johanne Poirier)
March 25 St. Jude's Cathedral and Parish Hall,
Iqaluit, NU
The Walrus Talks National Tour
April 11 Via Rail Train,
Ottawa to Montréal, ON, QC
Special Walrus Talks 
April 11 World Trade Centre InterContinental Hotel,
Montréal, QC
The Walrus Talks National Tour
April 12-13 Vancouver Island University,
Nanaimo, BC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Innovations in Community Based Research and Management for Sustainable Indigenous Tourism (Sonya Graci)
April 18 D.F. Cook Recital Hall at Memorial University,
St. John's, NL
The Walrus Talks National Tour
April 21 University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Hearing Riel (Sherry Lee)
April 22 Confederation Centre of the Arts,
Charlottetown, PEI
The Walrus Talks National Tour
April 24 Fredericton Playhouse,
Fredericton, NB
The Walrus Talks National Tour
April 26-28 Carleton University,
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference (Kevin Nunes)
April 27-29 Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Connection Grant Canada 150: La confédération et la dualité nationale (Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon)
May 2-7 University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Mo(u)vements @ Canada 150: a CASCA-IUAES conference (Scott Simon)
May 10-12 Dalhousie University,
Halifax, NS
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s responsibility to our shining seas – ethics, community, culture, 1867-2067 (Julia Wright)
May 11-12 York University
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Ontario Climate Symposium 2017 (Noel Sturgeon)
May 13 Canadian Museaum of Immigration at Pier 21 and abroad a Royal Canadian Navy frigate,
Halifax, NS
The Walrus Talks National Tour
May 15 Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall,
Surrey, BC
The Walrus Talks National Tour
May 18-20 University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Re-Storying Canada: Reconsidering religion and public memory in 2017 (Emma Anderson)
May 27 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Eric Harvie Theatre,
Banff, AB
The Walrus Talks National Tour
May 27-June 2 Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
Congress 2017: The Next 150
May 31 Fleck Dance Theatre,
Toronto, ON
The Walrus Talks National Tour
July 16-18 University of Calgary,
Calgary, AB
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s Legal Past – Future Directions in Canadian Legal History (Lyndsay Campbell)
September 13-14 University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada (Nadia Caidi)
October 20-21 Queen's University,
Kingston, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Reconciliation and the Church – Formulating a Theological Position Statement on the Corporal Punishment of Children (William Morrow)
November 10-12 Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (Alexandra Palmer)
Date Location Name of event
  1. Connection Grant Canada 150: First Nations, land, and treaties in BC (John Lutz)


    University of Victoria
    Victoria, BC

  2. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Kwanlin Dϋn Cultural Centre,
    Whitehorse, YT

  3. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Northern Arts and Cultural Centre,
    Yellowknife, NT

  4. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Remai Arts Centre,
    Saskatoon, SK

  5. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Canadian Museum for Human Rights,
    Winnipeg, MB

  6. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    St. Jude's Cathedral and Parish Hall,
    Iqaluit, NU

  7. Special Walrus Talks


    Via Rail Train,
    Ottawa to Montréal, ON, QC

  8. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    World Trade Centre InterContinental Hotel,
    Montréal, QC

  9. Connection Grant Canada 150: Innovations in Community Based Research and Management for Sustainable Indigenous Tourism (Sonya Graci)


    Vancouver Island University,
    Nanaimo, BC

  10. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    D.F. Cook Recital Hall at Memorial University,
    St. John's, NL

  11. Connection Grant Canada 150: Hearing Riel (Sherry Lee)


    University of Toronto,
    Toronto, ON

  12. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Confederation Centre of the Arts,
    Charlottetown, PEI

  13. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Fredericton Playhouse,
    Fredericton, NB

  14. Connection Grant Canada 150: Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference (Kevin Nunes)

    Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

  15. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s responsibility to our shining seas – ethics, community, culture, 1867-2067 (Julia Wright)


    Dalhousie University,
    Halifax, NS

  16. Connection Grant Canada 150: Ontario Climate Symposium 2017 (Noel Sturgeon)


    York University,
    Toronto, ON

  17. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Canadian Museaum of Immigration at Pier 21 and aboard a Royal Canadian Navy frigate
    Halifax, NS

  18. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
    Surrey, BC

  19. Connection Grant Canada 150: Re-Storying Canada: Reconsidering religion and public memory in 2017 (Emma Anderson)


    University of Ottawa,
    Ottawa, ON

  20. Congress 2017: The Next 150


    Ryerson University,
    Toronto, ON

  21. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Fleck Dance Theatre,
    Toronto, ON

  22. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s Legal Past – Future Directions in Canadian Legal History (Lyndsay Campbell)


    University of Calgary,
    Calgary, AB

  23. Connection Grant Canada 150: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada (Nadia Caidi)


    University of Toronto,
    Toronto, ON

  24. Connection Grant Canada 150: Reconciliation and the Church – Formulating a Theological Position Statement on the Corporal Punishment of Children (William Morrow)


    Queen's University,
    Kingston, ON