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.


    Upcoming Canada 150 events

Upcoming SSHRC Canada 150 events
Date Location Name of event
September 13-14 University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada (Nadia Caidi)
September 15-16 Université de Montréal,
Montréal, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: IRTG International Conference: 150 Years of Canada: Grappling with Diversity since 1867 (Laurence McFalls)
September 15-17 University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: 150e anniversaire de la Confédération canadienne au sein des Amériques : le rôle du Canada à l’égard de la protection des droits de la personne (Franҫois Larocque)
September 16-17 Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver, BC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Conference on Migration of Bengalis (Habiba Zaman)
September 21-23 University of Alberta,
River Cree Resort, AB
Connection Grant Canada 150: Conference: Reconciliation / Wahkotowin (Eric Adams)
October 1 - November 18 York University,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 (Ian Garrett)
October 13-14 University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Connected Canada (Elizabeth Dubois)
October 13-15 University of Victoria,
Vancouver, BC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Research workshop for Canadian plays and performance documents (Allana Lindgren)
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)
October 27-28 University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB
Connection Grant Canada 150: Présence belge, français et suisse dans l’Ouest canadien (Sathya Rao)
November 2-3 Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: One Hundred And Fifty Futures of Canadian Hip Hop (Mark Campbell)
November 9-10 Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Regional centres and the sustainability of Canada’s rural and northern landscapes (Rebecca Schiff)
November 10-12 Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (Alexandra Palmer)
November 17-18 University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada at its centennial and sesquicentennial: transformative policy then and now (Peter Loewen)

    Past Canada 150 events

Past SSHRC Canada 150 events
Date Location Name of event
February 6 - March 10 Virtual Forum, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Connection Grant Canada 150: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the Americas (Roberta Rice)
February 7-April 30 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 and Québec, 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 10 Ryerson University,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Roles of New Canadians in Canada’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Jean-Paul Boudreau)
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 24 - June 17 York University,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada (Kay Li)
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 4-6 Vancouver Island University,
Nanaimo, BC
Connection Grant Canada 150: (Un)Settling British Columbia – BC Studies Conference 2017 (Katharine Rollwagen)
May 9-10 Université Laval,
Montréal, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Jean-Charles Bonenfant et l’esprit de la Confédération (Patrick Taillon)
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 Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and aboard 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 19 - October 9 Musée de la nature et des sciences,
Sherbrooke, QC
Game Changers – Travelling Exhibition
May 23-26 University of Waterloo,
Kitchener, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Engaging Leisure Legacies/Creating Leisure Legacies (Heather Mair)
May 25-27 University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Music and Belonging (Robin Elliott)
May 27 Université de Montréal,
Montréal, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: Comprendre le Canada par sa recherche : réalisation d’un site web grand public pour valoriser les revues savants, le libre accès et pour encourager le dialogue recherche-societé (Vincent Larivière)
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 29-30 Ryerson University,
Toronto, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Bound by three oceans: Reading, writing, printing and publishing in Canada since Confederation (Myra Tawfik)
May 31 Fleck Dance Theatre,
Toronto, ON
The Walrus Talks National Tour
June 5-9 Université de Sherbrooke,
Sherbrooke, QC
Connection Grant Canada 150: École d’été sur les 150 ans du Canada: évènements passés, défis actuels et perspectives d’avenir (Annie Chaloux)
June 8-10 St. Thomas University,
Fredericton, NB
Connection Grant Canada 150: Symbols of Canada: Rethinking Our (Un)Common Reference Points (Michael Dawson)
June 16-17 Queen's University,
Kingston, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada at 150: Federalism and Democratic Renewal (Kyle Hanniman)
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 1 Western University,
London, ON
Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s Contribution to Social Impact and Human Rights in Sport (Angela Schneider)
Date Location Name of event
  1. Connection Grant Canada 150: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the Americas (Roberta Rice)


    Virtual Forum, University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB

  2. Game Changers - Travelling Exhibition


    Western Development Museum
    Saskatoon, SK

  3. Connection Grant Canada 150: Stay still, translate: performance, présentation, conservation du tableau vivant au Canada (Mélanie Boucher)


    Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
    Montréal, QC

  4. Connection Grant Canada 150: First Nations, land, and treaties in BC (John Lutz)


    University of Victoria
    Victoria, BC

  5. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Kwanlin Dϋn Cultural Centre
    Whitehorse, YT

  6. Connection Grant Canada 150: Visions for Canada, 2042 (Fiona Robinson)


    Carleton University
    Ottawa, ON

  7. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
    Yellowknife, NT

  8. Connection Grant Canada 150: Constitution 150 – The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 (Adam Dodek)


    University of Ottawa,
    Ottawa, ON

  9. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Remai Arts Centre
    Saskatoon, SK

  10. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    Winnipeg, MB

  11. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canadian Federalism and its future: actors and institutions (Johanne Poirier)


    McGill University and Université Laval
    Montréal and Québec, QC

  12. The Walrus Talks National Tour


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

  13. Connection Grant Canada 150: Roles of New Canadians in Canada’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Jean-Paul Boudreau)


    Ryerson University
    Toronto, ON

  14. Special Walrus Talks


    Via Rail Train
    Ottawa to Montréal, ON, QC

  15. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    World Trade Centre InterContinental Hotel
    Montréal, QC

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


    Vancouver Island University
    Nanaimo, BC

  17. The Walrus Talks National Tour


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

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


    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON

  19. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Confederation Centre of the Arts
    Charlottetown, PEI

  20. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Fredericton Playhouse
    Fredericton, NB

  21. Connection Grant Canada 150: Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada (Kay Li)


    York University
    Toronto, ON

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


    Carleton University
    Ottawa, ON

  23. Connection Grant Canada 150: La confédération et la dualité nationale (Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon)


    Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB

  24. Connection Grant Canada 150: Mo(u)vements @ Canada 150: a CASCA-IUAES conference (Scott Simon)


    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON

  25. Connection Grant Canada 150: (Un)Settling British Columbia – BC Studies Conference 2017 (Katharine Rollwagen)


    Vancouver Island University
    Nanaimo, BC

  26. Connection Grant Canada 150: Jean-Charles Bonenfant et l’esprit de la Confédération (Patrick Taillon)


    Université Laval
    Montréal, QC

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


    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS

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


    York University
    Toronto, ON

  29. The Walrus Talks National Tour


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

  30. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
    Surrey, BC

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


    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON

  32. Game Changers – Travelling Exhibition


    Musée de la nature et des sciences
    Sherbrooke, QC

  33. Connection Grant Canada 150: Engaging Leisure Legacies/Creating Leisure Legacies (Heather Mair)


    University of Waterloo
    Kitchener, ON

  34. Connection Grant Canada 150: Music and Belonging (Robin Elliott)


    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON

  35. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Eric Harvie Theatre
    Banff, AB

  36. Connection Grant Canada 150: Comprendre le Canada par sa recherche : réalisation d’un site web grand public pour valoriser les revues savants, le libre accès et pour encourager le dialogue recherche-societé (Vincent Larivière)


    Université de Montréal
    Montréal, QC

  37. Congress 2017: The Next 150


    Ryerson University
    Toronto, ON

  38. Connection Grant Canada 150: Bound by three oceans: Reading, writing, printing and publishing in Canada since Confederation (Myra Tawfik))


    Ryerson University
    Toronto, ON

  39. The Walrus Talks National Tour


    Fleck Dance Theatre
    Toronto, ON

  40. Connection Grant Canada 150: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the Americas (Roberta Rice)


    University of Guelph
    Guelph, ON

  41. Connection Grant Canada 150: École d’été sur les 150 ans du Canada: évènements passés, défis actuels et perspectives d’avenir (Annie Chaloux)


    Université de Sherbrooke
    Sherbrooke, QC

  42. Connection Grant Canada 150: Symbols of Canada: Rethinking Our (Un)Common Reference Points (Michael Dawson)


    St. Thomas University
    Fredericton, NB

  43. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada at 150: Federalism and Democratic Renewal (Kyle Hanniman)


    Queen's University
    Kingston, ON

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


    University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB

  45. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada’s Contribution to Social Impact and Human Rights in Sport (Angela Schneider)


    Western University
    London, ON

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


    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON

  47. Connection Grant Canada 150: IRTG International Conference: 150 Years of Canada: Grappling with Diversity since 1867 (Laurence McFalls)


    Université de Montréal
    Montréal, QC

  48. Connection Grant Canada 150: 150e anniversaire de la Confédération canadienne au sein des Amériques : le rôle du Canada à l’égard de la protection des droits de la personne (Franҫois Larocque)


    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON

  49. Connection Grant Canada 150: Conference on Migration of Bengalis (Habiba Zaman)


    Simon Fraser University
    Vancouver, BC

  50. Connection Grant Canada 150: Conference: Reconciliation / Wahkotowin (Eric Adams)


    University of Alberta
    River Cree Resort, AB

  51. Connection Grant Canada 150: Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 (Ian Garrett)


    York University
    Toronto, ON

  52. Connection Grant Canada 150: Connected Canada (Elizabeth Dubois)


    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON

  53. Connection Grant Canada 150: Research workshop for Canadian plays and performance documents (Allana Lindgren)


    University of Victoria
    Vanvouver, BC

  54. 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

  55. Connection Grant Canada 150: Présence belge, français et suisse dans l’Ouest canadien (Sathya Rao)


    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB

  56. Connection Grant Canada 150: Research workshop for Canadian plays and performance documents (Allana Lindgren)


    Ryerson University
    Toronto, BC

  57. Connection Grant Canada 150: Research workshop for Canadian plays and performance documents (Allana Lindgren)


    Lakehead University
    Thunder Bay, ON

  58. Connection Grant Canada 150: Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (Alexandra Palmer)


    Royal Ontario Museum
    Toronto, ON

  59. Connection Grant Canada 150: Canada at its centennial and sesquicentennial: transformative policy then and now (Peter Loewen)


    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON