Canada150@York: Announcement of Results of Call for Applications for Funding for Canada 150 @ York Projects

 

Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton announces the results of a call for applications for funding of Canada 150 @ York projects.

Dear colleagues:

Earlier this year, President Shoukri and I issued a call for applications for funding for projects to contribute to the celebration here at York of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.  The call invited faculty, staff, and students to submit proposals for innovative projects - conferences, workshops, symposia, installations, cultural events, and so on - that would explore Canada’s past and look to its future, while highlighting York University and Canada 150 themes relating to the environment, diversity and inclusivity, Indigenous people, and youth.

I am delighted to report that a large number of outstanding applications for funding were received, and funding totaling over $400,000 has now been awarded to the following individuals (faculty, staff and students) in support of their projects, brief descriptions of which are provided:

Patrick Alcedo: Choreographing Filipino-Canadian Identities

Choreographing Filipino-Canadian Identities is a dance and music concert to be held in October 2017.  It will be the highlight of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference.  For the first time, it will bring together folk dance, contemporary dance, breaking, and hip-hop, forms that Filipino-Canadians embody to express and determine their diasporic identities.  It will gather dancers, musicians, choreographers, and community leaders, and will represent a unique collaboration among dance companies, OCADU, Ryerson University, and the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.  This historical concert will celebrate the presence of Filipinos as the fastest growing immigrant community in Canada.

Stacy Allison-Cassin: Music and Belonging in Canada at 150: A Wikipedia Campaign

Wikipedia is an information “first stop” for many Canadians, yet Canadian content is relatively underrepresented.  This is especially problematic when looking at the coverage of topics on music in Canada in Wikipedia and compounded for underrepresented areas related to factors such as gender and racialized minorities.  The “Music and Belonging in Canada at 150 Wikipedia edit-a-thon” is a multifaceted project which pairs the professional skills of librarians and archivists with local music communities to improve the amount and quality of the content about Canadian music in Wikipedia, thereby increasing the accessibility to music heritage of all Canadians.

Solange Belluz: French Language Olympic Games

In collaboration with Ontario’s French-Language school boards, Glendon Campus will organize the “French Language Olympics” (Olympiades Linguistiques) during which teams of high school students from across the province will participate in a series of activities, in French, in order to improve their language skills (oral and written).  A final (regional) competition will be held at Glendon Campus during the Toronto Francophonie Forum in March 2017.  The French-language Olympics programming will include French-language skills development, and address a variety of topics related to French-Canadian history and culture, diversity and inclusion, Indigenous people and youth.

Stacey Bliss and Josefina Rueter: Visions and Collaborations: First Annual York University Graduate Student Research Conference in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Graduate students are vital as researchers, innovators, teachers, community members, and mentors.  In recognition of the important voice of graduate students and Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, we are hosting (the inaugural) interdisciplinary and intersectional congress-style graduate student research conference.  The themes of the conference align with Canada150 to critically discuss – Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, Youth, and Environment.  This conference will provide graduate students with the opportunity to share research, knowledge, and resources; create networks of collaboration; and participate in development opportunities.

Ines Buchli: Citizen 150

York University’s Theatre Department will host the development of a new collective creation, “Citizen 150”, which celebrates Canadian citizenship in all its complexity.  A diverse range of theatre, dance and music artists – and one scientist – will rigorously and poetically examine the state of our home in 2017 – who we are now, and what might lie ahead.  Produced by Volcano – Toronto’s international award-winning theatre company – in association with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, “Citizen 150” and a slate of citizenship-related activities will perform at the Theatre Centre, Toronto; the National Arts Centre; and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre.

Colin Coates: The Confederation Debates

The Confederation Debates project teaches Canadians to consider the establishment of provinces and Indigenous Treaties as equally important founding events that inform present-day relationships.  For the first time, we are bringing together the provincial and federal legislative debates concerning each province’s entry into Confederation (1865-1949) as well as the Numbered Treaties (1871-1921) texts and negotiation records.  The project democratizes access to these documents, puts them into dialogue with each other and with current debates, and reproduces small portions in various deliverables to encourage youth to engage future political challenges, promote diversity and inclusion, and support reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Andrea Davis: The Evolving Meanings of Blackness in Canada

The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, and the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies offer a series of workshops highlighting the contributions of African Canadians to the economic, political and cultural development of Canada.  The Evolving Meanings of Blackness in Canada Symposium launches the series on February 17-18, 2017, followed by a Caribana and Black Expressive Cultures workshop on July 21, 2017.  The final event in the series is a conference in honour of the legacy of African Canadian author Austin Clarke on October 27-28, 2017.

Leesa Fawcett and Anna Zalik: Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop and Public Event

In Canada and globally, contests over access to marine resources are intensifying.  States, firms, diverse user groups and conservation agencies are scrambling to claim resources in an environmentally, technologically and politically dynamic world.  This workshop will build a network of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the political-economic and ecological principles that oversee new resource practices that are at once transforming the physical features of ocean spaces and the (geo)political access to them at scales from local to global.  The interdisciplinary workshop will train future workers and distribute produce academics and practitioners involved in ocean management and sustainable use research and policy.

Ian Garrett: Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA)

Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in October and November 2017.  The 2017 round of this biennale event will be focused on environmental issues related to Canada and Canadian theatrical talent to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  As the home of one of Canada’s preeminent and most comprehensive theatre departments, York University will serve as a hub for this event and host performances, symposia, and develop the educational and research foundation for the CCTA.

Alana Gerecke and Laura Levin: Moving Crip and Mad Workshop

This inclusive, integrated dance workshop with award-winning critical disability scholars and artists, Lindsay Eales and Dr. Danielle Peers, will extend and ground ongoing discussions about access and mobility that structure the 2017 Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, organized by the Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies.  Eales and Peers invite participants to move their bodies into creative infrastructures of support, collaborations, cooperation, and care using a variety of physical and aesthetic tools – from wheelchairs to inclusive choreographic “scores”.  Open to the public, the workshop sources and develops embodied answers to questions of inclusion and diversity.

Jodie Glean and Lorne Foster: Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments @ 150

A one-day symposium in acknowledgement of the Sesquicentennial and the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.  This symposium will be dedicated to discussion and brining attention to diversity and inclusion and Indigeneity, for students, staff and faculty in post-secondary institutions as Canada turns 150.  This symposium will explore key issues, such as: increasing opportunities for Indigenous people and youth accessing post-secondary institutions; unpacking anti-black racism and the responses of student activism on campus; exploring the role of universities in facilitating inclusive hiring, teaching and scholarship.

Eve Haque and Amar Wahab: Teaching Against Islamaphobia

This project proposes a day-long event which will invite academic and community experts together for a workshop and public panel to jump start awareness and discussion on Islamaphobia in our various teaching and learning contexts.  Specifically, we hope that our workshop and public panel discussion will lead to context specific curricular design, the re-framing of our teaching practices, the re-thinking of our pedagogical approaches, and the fostering of reflexive teaching in order to address Islamaphobia.

Sarah Howe and Nilay Goyal: InnovateTO150

InnovateTO150 is a new collaborative partnership between York University, OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and the City of Toronto’s Economic development and Culture Division.  InnovateTO150 will deliver a suite of youth innovation and youth showcase initiatives that are both local, provincial and national in impact.  The project includes: InnovateTO150 BIG Ideas Jam; incubation of the top 15 BIG ideas; a design and fabrication competition that will support the culminating event, the InovateTO150 Startup Showcase.  The program provides a framework for imagining Canada’s future through the lens of the Canada 150 themes of youth, inclusion, reconciliation, and sustainability.

Donald Ipperciel and Francis Garon: Canada’s Constitutional Challenges After 150 Years: The Next Phase

In the context of the 150th anniversary of Canada, Glendon will organize a conference that will bring together 40 academics, practitioners, activists, and students around the evolution of Canada’s constitutional practices and conventions.  More precisely, the conference will be organized around three main themes: 1) foundational values and rights, 2) democracy and institutions, and 3) policy-making and policy issues.  The idea is to explore, for each theme, the practices and the conventions that have defined the Canadian political experience throughout its history, and to question if they are still relevant for today’s issues and context.

Adrienne Johnson and Anna Zalik: Conference: The Past, Present and Future of Canada and the Global Extractives Complex

The conference will examine the role that Canada plays in building, governing, and maintaining the global extractives complex.  By “complex”, we mean the emergence of a sophisticated web of finance, infrastructure, security, and politics that have emerged over the last 150 years to mediate the extraction of resources.  The conference is concerned with how Canada and its enduring histories, policies, and flows impact, and are impacted by, the current political economy.  The conference will provide space for attendees to present their work on extraction with particular focus on how Canada may lead or inhibit efforts to forge sustainable futures.

Eva Karpinski: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas – A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar

To be held on May 15-17, 2017 at the Centre for Feminist Research as part of Canada@150, “Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas” is an international conference celebrating the achievements of York’s Professor Marlene Kadar, showcasing the larger contributions of the Canadian school of auto/biography and life writing studies to global scholarship.  Focused on diversity and inclusion, this event brings together York community members and the International Auto/Biography Association Chapter of the Americas (IABAA) for three days of graduate student presentations and workshops, panel discussions, invited speakers’ talks, an activist art exhibit, and a book launch of Auto/Biography Across the Americas.

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston: Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium, “Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees”, will consist of two keynote addresses by internationally renowned Romani scholar Ian Hancock (University of Texas, Austin), and Toronto-based Romani multimedia artist Lynn Hutchinson Lee, open to the York University community and the general public; and a workshop for York’s graduate students on social justice and activism led by Lynn Hutchinson Lee.  The symposium will explore issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence as experienced by Romani refugees in Canada and worldwide.

Sean Kheraj: What Did Confederation Accomplish? Historical Perspectives on 150 Years of Canada

“What Did Confederation Accomplish? Historical Perspectives on 150 Years of Canada” is a documentary video series that explores the achievements and consequences of Confederation over the past 150 years from multiple perspectives.  Featuring interviews with expert scholars in the fields of Canadian history and Canadian Studies from York University, this video series explores the effects of Confederation in five broad themes: Indigenous peoples, environment, labour, French Canada, and women.  This unique approach to thinking about the long-term consequences of the creation of the Dominion of Canada will expose viewers to a diverse set of views and understandings of Canada’s past.

David Koffman: No Better Home for the Jews…than Canada

Canada might be the most socially harmonious, economically secure, politically inviting, physically safe, and religiously tolerant home for Jews than any other State that has ever existed.  What criteria ought to be used for such audacious comparisons?  What does a good home for Jews look like?  Prominent Jewish Studies scholars will bring their range of disciplinary perspectives, and diverse areas of expertise to bear on taking Canada seriously.  Some will draw out comparisons between specific so-called Gold Age “homes” of Jewish life and Canada, while others will approach the question more abstractly.  Several leading Canadian Jewish Studies scholars will respond.

Jacqueline Krikorian: Translation of Two-Volume Edited Collection of Scholarship on Confederation for 150th Anniversary

This project advances the study of Confederation by translating the most important scholarship on the people, events and issues underpinning the birth of the Canadian nation in 1867 and by making the entire two volume collection available in both French and English.  This project ensures that French-speaking Canadians will have access to significant and influential literature on Confederation that, to date, has only been available in the English language.

Christopher Lortie: Open Science Canada Podcast Series

Open science is common in Canada.  York University is already an established leader in this domain including R code, data, teaching, and inclusivity.  A series of monthly podcasts culminating in a presentation at the UseR Open Science conference will be developed.

Christopher Lortie and Sapna Sharma: Environmental Data Synthesis Week

Environmental synthesis week is a workshop that will promote novel synthesis of existing research on resilience of high-stress ecosystems to global change in Canada and beyond.  Researchers within the university, industry partners, and policy experts will work together each day and present findings daily to the public.

Anne MacLennan: Connecting Canada

Connecting Canada is a celebration of Canadian radio history through a curated show that looks at Canadian radios and their role in further connecting the nation beyond railways and canals.  It will highlight Canada’s key role in the development of radio and radio’s role in the connection of Canada by looking at the radio.  The show features radio advertisements, radios of the various decades on display with audio.  Public events will include: crystal set assembly workshops, speakers from York University, York’s Clara Thomas Archives, the Ontario Archives, Carleton University, radio industry professionals, and holdings from Canada’s Science and Technology Museum.

Marcel Martel: OHFA “Ontario 150” Provincial Fair

2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  To mark this important event, the 2017 Ontario Provincial Heritage Fair at York University is organized around the theme of “Ontario 150,”celebrating the province’s diversity and role as a founding province in Confederation.  Youth projects from 20 regions across Ontario will be presented in a special showcase on June 10th.  After sharing their projects with experts and the public in the morning, these students will attend a series of workshops on campus.

Philip Monk and Emelie Chhangur: Migrating the Margins: Uploading the Toronto of Tomorrow

Migrating the Margins: Uploading the Toronto of Tomorrow is a hybrid exhibition-conference examining the future look of the city as imagined by artists of immigrant families who grew up in the suburbs.  Not about the suburbs, it is an examination of aesthetic practices developing there.  Decades of migration to the suburbs is now beginning to shape the discourse and aesthetics of Toronto’s future, based as it is on the idea of cultural mixture that a mixed population eventually brings about.  The margins are not migrating to the centre, to downtown, that is; its artists are becoming central to the debate on what the cultural future of Toronto is.

Shani Ocquaye and Tristan Davis on behalf of the Black Law Students' Association of Osgoode: Know Your Worth: A Youth Empowerment Conference; and The 5th Annual Lincoln Alexander Award Ceremony

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Law Students’ Association of Osgoode Hall Law School will host two community events aimed at honouring the achievements of those whose embodiment of the values of leadership, inclusivity and commitment to public service has strengthened the community while also encouraging and emboldening the future generation.  To kick off the month-long festivities, BLSA will hold a Know Your Worth youth empowerment conference for high school students from the Jane/Finch community.  The month will conclude with the memorialization of a Canadian trailblazer and champion of equity at the 5th annual Lincoln Alexander Award Ceremony.

Debra Pepler: Mobilizing Youth to Create a Caring and Respectful Canada: Hear Our Voices

Canada is failing its youth.  Canada ranked in the bottom third of developed countries when it comes to preventing bullying and victimization and near the bottom in the quality of the relationships youth reported with their parents and peers.  To improve Canada’s support of youth, PREVNet (Promoting Relations and Eliminating Violence Network) is working with its National Youth Advisory Committee to co-create a “by youth for youth” public education campaign about the importance of healthy relationships.  Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by mobilizing and inspiring Canada’s future, its youth, to promote healthy relationships and create a caring and respectful Canada.

Rebecca Pillai Riddell and Jock Phippen: Celebrating Canada’s 150: Science on Ice – Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North

In Canada, high school youth science fairs attract the brightest students from a region who want to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair.  Last year, York University hosted the York Region Science and Technology Fair (YRSTF).  Gathering together 120 elite budding scientists and their families, York’s exciting interdisciplinary approach to the sciences was showcased through interactive lectures and demonstrations from faculty and students associated with almost every York Faculty.  In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, we would like to host a speaker’s panel to open the 2017 YRSTF@York that involves one external high profile speaker and four-six York scientists.  The working title for the panel is: Science on Ice: Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North.

Maggie Quirt and Tania Das Gupta: And Social Justice for All: Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices – Spring 2016 Symposium

And Social Justice for All: Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices is a one-day symposium for high school students, York students, and community members in the Greater Toronto Area scheduled for April 26, 2017.  Showcasing the creative accomplishments and critical output of diverse young Indigenous voices across the country, this symposium will encourage conversation and collaboration among individuals living across and through colonial, occupied, and re-claimed territories in the land now known as Canada.

Julie Rahmer and Marc Wilchesky: Career Success Symposium for Students with Disabilities

The Career Success Symposium for Students with Disabilities is an innovative, one-day conference style event whose goal is to inspire and empower York students and recent graduates with disabilities by providing them with opportunities to hear success stories from Canadian professionals with disabilities and to build relationships with community support providers and employers interested in the value that all students – particularly those with disabilities – bring to their organizations, their communities, and to the innovation that drives Canada’s future.

Leslie Sanders and Philip Kelly: Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada

Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada” is designed to carry out academic outreach to complement a large-scale Canadian Heritage Canada 150 project in school boards in Toronto.  To add content to the inclusive classroom activities, artists and writers workshops and curriculum preparation in the school boards, the York activities will focus on two major minority communities: Asian Canadians and African Canadians.  These activities include: 1) a high school outreach and education roundtable event titled “Exploring Transnational Tamil Identity in Canada’s Past and Present”; 2) a workshop/performance/exhibition entitled “Considering Black Canada: Sighting and Site-ing”; and 3) Multiple workshops/performances/exhibitions entitled “Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities”.

Tom Scott and Kalina Grewal: Communicating at an Interdisciplinary Level

This symposium focuses on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  The symposium’s aim is to start a process of on-going interpersonal conversations that inspire change across a broad spectrum – students, scholars, teachers and community members.  And for the Libraries specifically to embark on a course, looking forward to the next 150 years, that will enable greater intellectual inquiry and transformation throughout the University.  An important element of these talks is the opportunity for participants to actively engage in small group conversations that will help bring this discourse where people face these issues in their daily lives.

Marlis Schweitzer: Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Over There: how we went to war in Europe”

Led by Dani Phillipson and Helen Gilbert, with Indigenous playwright Marie Clements, the workshop will focus on techniques for developing performative storytelling inspired by historical research and supported by digital technology.  Drawing on archival and ethnographic accounts of Canadian troops, especially Indigenous soldiers, the workshop will explore local histories and cultural memories of WW1 and WW2 and creatively speculate on how our participation in these international conflicts might inform our present and future as a multicultural nation.  Students from varying disciplinary backgrounds will develop a devised performance inspired by historical research, integrating live performance with digital elements.

Lorne Sossin and Jamil Jivani: Creating Opportunities Summit

Canada’s future success will turn on its ability to generate prosperity for urban and culturally diverse communities.  Universities, as drivers of economic and social enterprise, and accelerators for social mobility, will have a particularly important role to play in Canada fulfilling this promise.  On January 26 and 27, 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, the Citizen Empowerment Project and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal will host the Creating Opportunities summit to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada.  The focus will be strategies, initiatives and policies that can create opportunities for economic prosperity and remove barriers to inclusion for disadvantaged and underserved communities, and particularly for youth seeking educational and employment opportunities.

Noel Sturgeon: Ahead by a Century and a Half: Envisioning Just Transformations in a Changing Climate

On May 11th and 12th, 2017 York University will host the 5th Ontario Climate Symposium.  This year’s symposium holds special significance, given that it coincides with Canada’s 150th anniversary and follows ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change.  The symposium provides a forum for discussions of the future we want in the next 150 years, and more importantly, of the actions needed to realize this vision.  We hope to encourage the development of positive narratives of a sustainable and just future, ones that cross boundaries between Indigenous knowledge, natural and social science, law, humanities and the arts.

Danielle Thibodeau: Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)

The annual Global Citizenship Conference, hosted by Law in Action Within Schools, is a full-day conference held each year that brings together grade 10 students from around Toronto.  This conference enables students to conceive of themselves not only as local, but as global citizens capable of making positive change here in Canada and abroad.  With the help of community partners and law students from both of Toronto’s law schools, students will learn about issues that affect people they have never met, or their neighbours, and be encouraged to become active citizens at home to affect change globally.

Brandon Vickerd: Going Public: New Ways of Thinking about Public Art Symposium

The Going Public: New Ways of Thinking about Public Art symposium will be hosted by the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University on May 18, 19, and 20, 2017.   Going Public will offer a forum for emerging research, challenging debate and the establishment of a sustained dialogue in the discipline of public art from the perspective of both studies and practice.  This will be accomplished by including a wide range of Canadian cultural, political, social, and pedagogical perspectives across the disciplines of visual arts, architecture, art history, city planning, engineering, and urban studies.

Sue Winton: Life in the University: Past, Present and Future – Faculty of Education Event Series in Recognition of Canada 150

With “Life in the University: Past, Present and Future” as an organizing theme, we are planning a series of events in recognition of Canada 150.  The events address the Government of Canada’s overarching Canada 150 theme of “Strong, Proud and Free” (Government of Canada, 2016) by recognizing the strengths and contributions of Canada’s universities.  For example, Canadian universities are significant drivers of our country’s economic prosperity and account for 40% of Canada’s research and development (Universities Canada, n.d.).  At the same time, the series recognizes challenges, past and present, faced by people inside and outside of the university, including issues of access, debates over purposes of higher education, and changing work conditions.  All the events will include time to discuss and imagine the future of the Canadian university.

Jenny Wustenberg, Daphne Winland, Michael Nijhawan, and Duygu Gul Kaya: Workshop: Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts

Over the past few decades, the debate over Canadian memory has been accompanied by fierce challenges to the “two solitudes” narrative.  Questions of sovereignty, identity, belonging and justice are inextricably linked to the politics of memory.  Controversies became manifest during the Canada 125 anniversaries, the opening of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights or the Residential School debate.  Less attention has been paid to the relationship between domestic and transnational memory discourses.  In this workshop, we will bring together scholars working across disciplines to contextualize Canadian memory debates in transnational terrains.  Memory studies is growing in prominence and policy relevance but has not yet resulted in a joint scholarly forum in Canada.  Our goal is to create such a sustainable network among memory scholars resulting in future collaborations.

Xueqing Xu and Jessica Tsui-Yan Li: Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media

Highlighting York University’s expertise in the fields of Asian research and Canadian studies, “Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media” (July 20-21, 2017) will explore literary and media representations of the Chinese diaspora in Canada’s 150 years of nationhood, including: how diverse cultural encounters impact Chinese Canadian writers in illustrating cultural identities; how ethnic Chinese literature and media guide the reader to certain social and political agendas; how the Chinese communities’ conscience is voiced in transcultural and transnational contexts; and how the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity are approached in the narration of the history of Chinese Canadians.

Colleagues are invited to contact the project leads for more information about initiatives; and a calendar of events follows.

We look forward to the celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial next year and encourage all members of the York community to participate in these funded events and the many others that will be mounted to mark this significant milestone in Canada’s history.

 

Rhonda Lenton

Vice-President Academic & Provost

 

Calendar of Events for Canada 150 @ York Funded Events: 2017

DATE(S) PROJECT PROJECT LEAD(S)
JANUARY
January 26, 27 Creating Opportunities Summit Lorne Sossin & Jamil Jivani
FEBRUARY
February 17, 18 (also July 21 and October 27, 28) The Evolving Meanings of Blackness in Canada Andrea Davis
February 28 1.       Know Your Worth: A Youth Empowerment Conference

2.       The 5th annual Lincoln Alexander Award Ceremony

Shani Ocquaye & Tristan Davis on behalf of the Black Law Students' Association of Osgoode
MARCH
March 3 Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Danielle Thibodeau
March 10 Moving Crip and Mad Workshop Alana Gerecke & Laura Levin
March 21 Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments @ 150 Jodie Glean & Lorne Foster
March 22 (event at Glendon; project ongoing February 1 – May 1) French Language Olympic Games Solange Belluz
March 27 – April 8 Citizen 150 Ines Buchli
March 31 Celebrating Canada’s 150: Science on Ice – Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North Rebecca Pillai Riddell & Jock Phippen
APRIL
April 6, 7 Visions and Collaborations: First Annual York University Graduate Student Research Conference in the Social Sciences and Humanities Stacey Bliss & Josefina Rueter
April 24 (launch; project ongoing January – May) “What Did Confederation Accomplish? Historical Perspectives on 150 Years of Canada” (videos) Sean Kheraj
April 25 Career Success Symposium for Students with Disabilities Julie Rahmer & Marc Wilchesky
April 26 And Social Justice for All: Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices – Spring 2016 Symposium Maggie Quirt & Tania Das Gupta
MAY
May 1, 16, 22, 31 (also March 29 & April 20) Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada Leslie Sanders & Philip Kelly
May 11, 12 Ahead by a Century and a Half: Envisioning Just Transformations in a Changing Climate Noel Sturgeon
May 12 Teaching Against Islamaphobia Eve Haque & Amar Wahab
May 15 – 17 Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas – A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar Eva Karpinski
May 17 Mobilizing Youth to Create a Caring and Respectful Canada: Hear our Voices Debra Pepler
May 18 – 20 Going Public: New Ways of Thinking About Public Art Symposium Brandon Vickerd
May 22-26 Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Over There: How we went to war in Europe” Marlis Schweitzer
May 24 – 27 Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop and Public Event Leesa Fawcett & Anna Zalik
JUNE
June 9 (national launch event at York; project ongoing January – September) The Confederation Debates Colin Coates
June 9-11 OHFA “Ontario 150” Provincial Fair Marcel Martel
JULY
July 20, 21 Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media Xueqing Xu & Jessica Tsui-Yan Li
AUGUST
August 28, 29 Canada’s Constitutional Challenges After 150 Years: The Next Phase Donald Ipperciel & Francis Garon
SEPTEMBER
September 14-16 (exhibition continues to December) Migrating the Margins: Uploading the Toronto of Tomorrow Philip Monk & Emelie Chhangur
OCTOBER
October 23, 24 No Better Home for the Jews…than Canada David Koffman
October 23 – 27 Environmental Data Synthesis Week Christopher Lortie & Sapna Sharna
October 27, 28 Choreographing Filipino-Canadian Identities Patrick Alcedo
NOVEMBER
November 3 Workshop: Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts Jenny Wustenberg,  Daphne Winland, Michael Nijhawan & Duygu Gul Kaya
November 6-17 (ongoing October 1 – November 18) Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) Ian Garrett
November 6, 7 Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston
November 10, 11 Conference: The Past, Present and Future of Canada and the Global Extractives Complex Adrienne Johnson & Anna Zalik
DECEMBER
 
YEAR-LONG OR ONGOING EVENTS OR DATE NOT SPECIFIED
January – June Innovate TO150 Sarah Howe & Nilay Goyal
Early 2017 – Fall (series of events) Life in the University: Past, Present and Future – Faculty of Education Event Series in Recognition of Canada 150 Sue Winton
February – July Open Science Canada Podcast Series Christopher Lortie
May (also October) Music and Belonging in Canada at 150: A Wikipedia Campaign Stacy Allison-Cassin
May or June (half day) Communicating at an Interdisciplinary Level Tom Scott & Kalina Grewal
September – December Connecting Canada Anne MacLennan
Winter (public launch November/December) Translation of 2-volume edited collection of scholarship on Confederation for 150th anniversary; public launch Jacqueline Krikorian