Celebrate With Us

In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We’ve created this website to connect you with events happening on campus and in the community to celebrate this major national milestone. We will be populating this website with events and links as they become available.

Building Canada Lectures

Set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Guelph Civic Museum, this lecture series will feature topics about nation building.
Presented in partnership between Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph, Building Canada Lectures kick off Wednesday, January 11 with Richard W. Hill presenting “Kanata to Canada: Ongoing Legacy of the Silver Covenant Chain.”

Canada's Biodiversity

At the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics we are celebrating Canada's anniversary by doing 150 social media posts about Canada's biodiversity.

Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian

This lecture is the centerpiece event of a three-day program of the new ArtsEverywhere Festival presented by the Eramosa Institute, Musagetes, and the University of Guelph. The ArtsEverywhere Festival—Guelph’s festival of ideas—offers lectures, conversations, music, artistic performances, literary readings, and workshops.

Innovating to Improve Life

The University of Guelph's 150 Innovations Project commemorates Canada’s sesquicentennial. Research has long been part of our culture, beginning in the late 1800s with our three founding colleges. It continues today, in what has grown to become seven colleges with more than 30 departments. Support from a wide range of sponsors helps our 800 researchers innovate and improve life for people and communities locally, nationally and globally. Follow the links provided with each entry for more information about this selection of 150 University of Guelph innovations.

This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History

Old news gets a modern twist as this social media campaign revisits news stories from the past 150 years through Twitter and Facebook posts. Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up for this initiative.