2016-2017 Department of History Lecture Series

2017 marks Canada's 150th year since Confederation. In this year's lecture series, Canada 150: Confederation in Question, scholars will investigate the Canada 150 zeitgeist and examine various aspects of Canadian history.

Starting with Confederation as the premise, these lectures will reflect on broader themes - past and present - on how Canada operates as a country or nation.

September 22, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.                               
Dear Canada as you Celebrate 150: Reflections from a First Nation's Perspective
Gwen Point
Fletcher Challenge Theater
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street

November 16, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.
Life isn't all Bhangra and Butter Chicken! Deconstructing BC's Punjabi-Canadian Culture
Bidisha Ray in conversation with Balbir Gurm, Shushma Datt, and Mo Dhaliwal
Westminster Savings Theatre - Room 2600
SFU Surrey Campus
250 - 13450 102 Avenue

February 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.                             
Does Confederation Matter? A View from the Regions
Tina Adcock, Elise Chenier, Mary-Ellen Kelm, Nicolas Kenny, Willeen Keough, and Jack Little           
Room 1400
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street                     

April 27, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Revelation: Bearing Witness to the Transformative Testimonies of Residential School Survivors
Shelagh Rogers

SFU Segal School of Business
500 Granville Street