To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building.
Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. August 9, Jeff Thomason presents Horse Power: Building Canada on the backs of horses.
Dr. Jeff Thomason has taught at the Ontario Veterinary College since 1992. He literally knows horses inside and out since he teaches their anatomy to first-year veterinary students and researches on the biomechanics of their elegant yet powerful locomotion which is the attributes that made them the perfect engines for driving Canada’s rise as a nation.
September 13 Lawrence Hill, Faction: The merging of fiction and Canadian history
October 11 Dennis Baker, Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity
November 8 Why Research Matters panel discussion, Barcoding Canada: What does it mean for the future of biodiversity in Canada
December 13 James Raffan, Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song
Funded in part by the Government of Canada
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada