Aerial photograph of the Vancouver Campus. Photo credit: “Hover Collective”

Canada 150

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On July 1, 2017, Canada turns 150. To mark this anniversary, there are a number of opportunities for UBC students, faculty, staff, alumni and the broader community to explore what Canada means to them. In joining this celebration, UBC notes, as it did in the UBC Centennial, the longer history of Indigenous people in this land. This occasion is indeed a chance to reflect upon the past, act in the present, and imagine the future.

Events and Initiatives

Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks

Museum of Anthropology
June 2017

The Museum of Anthropology is the new home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Doggone Foundation and the Government of Canada.

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“Reflections of Canada” Book Launch

Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies
June 2017

Photographs and a series of essays by leading scholars, writers and thought leaders will be published in a book called Reflections of Canada: Illuminating our Biggest Possibilities and Challenges at 150 Years.

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Opera Under the Stars

UBC Okanagan
August 2, 2017

Enjoy a truly Okanagan experience of nature and beauty as we celebrate Canada’s 150th in style with Opera Under the Stars!

Opera Kelowna will present a memorable evening of music featuring some of Canada’s best talent at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The performance will include the national anthem of Canada and numerous chorus favourites.

Event registration will open on July 5.

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Aboriginal UnHistory Month exhibit

UBC Library
On display until August 30, 2017

The fifth annual Aboriginal (Un) History Month exhibit is now on display at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. This exhibit asks the question “Whose 150?” and explores the rich Indigenous history and culture in Canada. The eight cases include video, maps, video animated graphics, stories and histories — aimed at encouraging conversation and learning about the broader context of Canada’s 150.

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