Activities

Please check this page regularly for updates. Activities will continue to be added throughout the year.

Celebrations

Digital initiatives and multimedia

Concerts

Exhibitions

Conferences and congresses

Talks and tours

Courses and publications

Competitions

Indigenous perspectives

En français

Built environment

Built environment

The Promenade Fleuve-Montagne
Summer 2017
From the Pointe-à-Callière Museum to the foot of Mount Royal

Le Joyau royal et le Mille doré by Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau
Summer 2017
Public artwork to be installed at the corner of McTavish and Sherbrooke Streets

Through the Rye, winner of the Growing our Community student design competition
Celebratory event September 2017
Ottawa


Celebrations

Black History Month
Events throughout February
Full schedule

Francofête
March 13-26, 2017
Full schedule

Celebration event for the 40th anniversary of Le Délit
April 8, 2017
Gerts Bar

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration
June 16-18, 2017
Lower Field, McCord Museum, Redpath Hall

Submission of the final report of the Provost's Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education
June 21, 2017
Lower Campus

Solar Eclipse Watch
August 21, 2017
Lower Field


Competitions

Baxter Family Competition on Federalism
Competition finalists will present their papers at the:
Baxter Family Symposium on Federalism

Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Spring 2017
Schulich School of Music

TeamMTL at the Solar Decathlon
Late summer/early fall 2018


Concerts

McGill Chamber Orchestra – United Anthems
January 17, 2017
École Le Plateau

Opera McGill - 60th Anniversary - Die Fledermaus
January 26-28, 2017
Monument National

The complete Livre d'orgue de Montréal
March 4, 2017
Redpath Hall

Opera McGill - 60th Anniversary - Opera Binge Festival
March 10-11, 2017
Various locations

Music in Nouvelle France
March 19, 2017
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Canadian Music Concert
March 23, 2017
Tanna Schulich Hall

Montréal Symphonique
August 19, 2017
Parc du Mont-Royal
Featuring:
 • Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
 • Orchestre Métropolitain
 • McGill Symphony Orchestra

McGill Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Canadian Jazz
October 16, 2017
Tanna Schulich Hall

Illuminations: Brian Cherney at Seventy-Five
October 27-28, 2017
Pollack Hall and Tanna Schulich Hall

A Canadian Celebration: La Brasserie
November 10, 2017
Tanna Schulich Hall

Canadian Music Days concerts
 • November 16, 2017
 • November 17, 2017
 • November 18, 2017
 • November 19, 2017 (afternoon)
 • November 19, 2017 (evening)
Tanna Schulich Hall

Canadian Landscape: A celebration of Canadian choral music
November 22, 2017
Pollack Hall

Concert of Canadian Music
March 21, 2018
Tanna Schulich Hall


Conferences and congresses

Canadian Exceptionalism: Are we good or are we lucky?
2017 Annual Conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
February 9-10, 2017
Sofitel Montreal

Baxter Family Symposium on Federalism
March 22, 2017
Chancellor Day Hall

Canadian Federalism and its Future: Actors and Institutions
March 23-24, 2017
Montreal and Quebec City
Read Prof. Johanne Poirier's article '150e anniversaire du Canada : Le moment de faire le point' published in Le Devoir on March 20, 2017.

85th annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas)
May 8-12, 2017
Downtown Campus
Acfas public events

Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE)
October 11-13, 2017
Palais des congrès de Montréal

5th World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education
October 12-15, 2017
Hotel Bonaventure

60th anniversary of artificial cells at McGill
November 13-15, 2017
Palais des congrès de Montréal


Courses and publications

Winter (January - April 2017)
 • LAWG 539 – Constitutional Drafting and Revisions: "Modernizing the Canadian Constitution"
 • PLAI 500 – A Detective's Toolkit to Discovering Montreal

Summer (May - July 2017)
 • QCST 336 – Quebec Studies Summer Seminar: Montreal 375th anniversary edition

Fall (September - December 2017)
 • ENGL 441 – History of Canadian Literary Cuisine

Le Délit
40th anniversary special edition
April 4, 2017

While No One Was Looking: art exhibition and magazine launch
Vernissage and launch of Art/iculation magazine: April 28, 2017
Exhibition: April 26 - May 6, 2017
MainLine Gallery

Heaman, E. A. Tax, Order, and Good Government – A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917.

Cooke, N. and Lucas, F. (eds.) Catharine Parr Traill's The Female Emigrant's Guide.


En français

Francofête
March 13-26, 2017
Full schedule

Le Délit
40th anniversary special edition
April 4, 2017

85th annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas)
May 8-12, 2017
Downtown Campus
Acfas public events


Exhibitions

Building Canada: One Law at a Time
Feburary 20 - December 23, 2017
Gelber Law Library

Remembering: Commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
April 7 - November 30, 2017
McLennan-Redpath Library complex

While No One Was Looking: art exhibition and magazine launch

Le Salon 1861
• Film screening The Saver: April 24, 2017

MainLine Gallery
• Vernissage and launch of Art/iculation magazine: April 28, 2017
• Exhibition: April 26 - May 6, 2017
Guided tours by the artists: May 6, 2017

Mapping 375 years of Progress: Rare Montreal maps from 1556 to 1946
May 11-22, 2017
McLennan Library Building
Learn more about the Library's collection of digitized maps

La Balade pour la Paix / An Open-Air Museum
May 29 - October 27, 2017
Sherbrooke Street West


Indigenous Perspectives

Film screening: The Saver
April 24, 2017
Le Salon 1861

Submission of the final report of the Provost's Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education
June 21, 2017
Lower Campus

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration
June 16-18, 2017
Lower Field, McCord Museum, Redpath Hall


Talks and tours

Elsbeth Heaman: "Confederation, or How Not to Run a Tax Revolt"
February 16, 2017
McMaster University

Art After Dark @ McGill: Nuit Blanche 2017
March 4-5, 2017
Roddick Memorial Gate

Elsbeth Heaman: “The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s”
April 22, 2017
University of Toronto

Tim Cook: "Birth of a Notion: The Vimy Idea, 1917-2017"
April 25, 2017
Moyse Hall

Charlotte Gray: "A Personal Portrait of Canada at 150"
April 27, 2017
Gelber Law Library

Elsbeth Heaman: "Empire of Poverty: Nova Scotia's Anti-Unionists as Critics of Liberal Political Economy"
May 16, 2017
Université de Montréal

Les midis Ville-Marie!
Informal outdoor science talks by researchers from McGill and other Montreal institutions
May 17 - October 12, 2017
Various downtown locations

Governor General David Johnston: "Ingenious – How Canadian Innovators Made the World Better"
May 25, 2017
Moyse Hall
See photos from the event

Elsbeth Heaman: "'French Canadianism entirely extinguished ... but Quebec will be well treated’: Reckoning with Culture and Power in Canada from Confederation to Conscription"
May 30, 2017
Ryerson University

Les midis Ville-Marie
Louis Lefebvre: Des « bolés » chez les oiseaux? 
June 7, 2017
Square Phillips

Canada C3 voyage visits the Repath Museum
June 11, 2017
Redpath Museum

Les midis Ville-Marie
Gabrielle Simard: Énigmatique énergie sombre 
June 28, 2017
Place Pasteur

Les midis Ville-Marie
Frédéric Fabry: La tempête sous le radar
July 19, 2017
Place Jacques-Cartier

Les midis Ville-Marie
Diane B. Boivin: Dans les bras de Morphée
August 9, 2017
Parc de l’espoir

Les midis Ville-Marie
Andrew Gonzales: Vers une sixième crise d'extinction?
September 13, 2017
Venue to be confirmed

Les midis Ville-Marie
Romain Dumoulin: Halte au vacarme!
October 4, 2017
Venue to be confirmed

Charles Taylor: The 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture
October 12, 2017
McGill University - venue to be advised

Canadian Music Days: Paper presentations
November 18, 2017
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, room A832

Round Table: What is Canadian in Canadian music?
November 19, 2017
Tanna Schulich Hall


Digital initiatives and multimedia

Mapping 375 years of Progress: Rare Montreal maps from 1556 to 1946
May 11-22, 2017
McLennan Library Building
Learn more about the Library's collection of digitized maps

Then & Now
Interactive collection of photos spanning a century of Montreal streetscapes

Interactive map of historic Montreal buildings

Aurores Montréal


December 12, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Light show projected onto the eastern slope of Mount Royal


Youth

Baxter Family Competition on Federalism
Competition finalists will present their papers at the:
Baxter Family Symposium on Federalism

Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Spring 2017
Schulich School of Music

We are Canada
Documentary series showcasing the next generation of Canadians who will shape the country's future


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