Year of Canada art exhibit
Wabakimi Provincial Park Photo Exhibit at the Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library

Year of

Canada 2018-19

2018-19 is the Year of Canada on campus. A wide variety of events and activities will be held throughout the academic year. Please see below for the most up-to-date information on this year's diverse Year of Canada offerings. October 8 has been designated Canadian Education Day. This date was chosen because it is a national holiday in Canada known as Thanksgiving Day to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Please consider including something about Canada, relevant to the topic in the classes you teach, on Monday, Oct. 8.

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September 2018

September (all month): Wabakimi Provincial Park Photo Exhibit at the Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library, photographs by Professor Charles Rader.

Thursday, Sept. 13: Wabakimi Provincial Park Photo Exhibit Reception at the Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library from 3-6 p.m. More information.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Wabakimi Provincial Park Photo Exhibit Lecture at the Banks Center, Davee Library, lecture by Professor Charles Rader from 4-5 p.m. More information.

October 2018

Monday, Oct. 8: Canadian Education Day on campus (Canadian Thanksgiving).

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Showing of Hockey Night (1984, 80 min.), a film about a teenage girl who plays hockey on the only team in her town, the boys team. 3:15 p.m. in the Kinni Theatre.

November 2018

Monday, Nov. 12: Canadian Ancestry Display. Come explore your potential Canadian (or other) ancestry. There will be people available to help you explore to navigate immigration records to trace your family roots. This free public event will take place in the University Center 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12: Book discussion of "Etta and Otto and Russell and James" by Canadian author Emma Hooper. The book is about the trek of an 82-year-old woman across Canada on foot. The narrative includes flashbacks to her early years. There are a limited number of free copies available at the Davee Library circulation desk. Discussion in the Davee LIbrary breezeway at 3:15 p.m. Please join us!

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Join us for a presentation by Canadian Consul Robert Pengelly highlighting many aspects of Canada-U.S. relations including trade in goods and services, manufacturing supply chains, research and agricultural cooperation, environmental concerns, and tourism. This free public event is at noon in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center.

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019: Spring semester Canadian Education Day on campus (Louis Riel Day in Canada).

March 2019

Friday, March 1-Saturday, March 2, 2019: UWRF Jazz Festival and RADD Jazz Series Concerts, featuring Canadian-born and raised jazz trumpeter, composer and recording artist Ingrid Jensen.

April 2019

Friday, April 26: Street Curling from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge, UC

Monday, April 29: Eleanor Ty, Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, will offer two public lectures. 3:30 p.m. Lecture on the popular Korean-Canadian Netflix sitcom, Kim’s Convenience (Kleinpell Fine Arts Building). 7 p.m. “Growing Up Canadian: Scholarly and Personal Perspectives” (Kinnickinnc Theater, University Center). Both presentations are free and open to the public.

May 2019