Guelphmopylae | College of Arts


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The pass between Johnston Hall and MacKinnon Building

Guelphmopylae poster


As a part of Arts Week here on campus, the Guelph Classics Society is running their "Guelphmopylae" event for a second year in a row. Last year, Professor John Walsh wanted to get 300 students together for an epic photograph in the pass between Johnston Hall and MacKinnon to emulate the famed Battle of Thermopylae (as represented in the movie 300) and had a decent turnout but not quite at the magic number. This year they hope to make it all the way and get 300 people in that pass. So, please show up on October 24 at 4:30p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and popcorn will be provided free of charge for those who participate!

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.