Faculty and Staff

Help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017

September 27, 2016

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017 and universities across the country will be holding events to recognize and reflect upon the sesquicentennial. 

Across SFU, faculties and departments are already planning courses, events and experiential learning opportunities.

SFU’s Department of History, for example, is hosting Canada 150: Confederation in Question. The four-part lecture series, which began Sept. 22, features SFU scholars and other academics who will examine various aspects of Canada’s history over the past 150 years. The next event in this series, a panel discussion on Punjabi-Canadian culture led by SFU history lecturer Bidisha Ray, takes place on Nov. 26 at SFU’s Surrey campus.

Universities Canada has a number of resources on its website to help universities plan their events, including funding and partnerships opportunities, and toolkits. SFU faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of these resources.

Students can get involved too. Share your ideas for Canada’s next 50 years—using the hashtag #MyCanada2067 on social media.

Universities Canada will capture these posts and share them with members of Parliament and other key influencers, offering them a digital snapshot of Canadian youth’s aspirations for the nation’s future.