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

Event Date Location

Aurores Montréal

December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Light show projected onto the eastern slope of Mount Royal

Opera McGill - 60th Anniversary - Die Fledermaus

January 26-28, 2017

Monument National

Black History Month Throughout February, 2017 various

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

Elsbeth Heaman: "Confederation, or How Not to Run a Tax Revolt"

February 16, 2017 McMaster University

Exhibition: Building Canada: One Law at a Time

February 20 – October 3, 2017 Gelber Law Library

The complete Livre d'orgue de Montréal

March 4, 2017 Redpath Hall

Art After Dark @ McGill: Nuit Blanche 2017

March 4-5, 2017

Roddick Memorial Gate

Opera McGill - 60th Anniversary - Opera Binge Festival

March 10-11, 2017


Music in Nouvelle France

March 19, 2017

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur


March 13-26, 2017

Downtown Campus

Baxter Family Symposium on Federalism

March 22, 2017

Chancellor Day Hall

Canadian Music Concert

March 23, 2017

Tanna Schulich Hall

Canadian Federalism and its Future: Actors and Institutions

Read Prof. Johanne Poirier's article '150e anniversaire du Canada : Le moment de faire le point' published in Le Devoir on March 20, 2017.

March 23-24, 2017

Montreal and Quebec City

Le Délit
40th anniversary special edition

April 4, 2017

Phillips Square

Celebration event for the 40th anniversary of Le Délit

April 8, 2017

Gerts Bar

Exhibition: Commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 7 – November 30, 2017

McLennan-Redpath Library complex

The Constituent Assembly (part of the course LAWG 539)
See photos from the event
April 8, 2017 Centre Block, Ottawa

Elsbeth Heaman: “The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s”

April 22, 2017 University of Toronto

Film screening: The Saver
(presented in connection with the exhibition While No One Was Looking)

April 24, 2017

Le Salon 1861

Lecture: Birth of a Notion: The Vimy Idea, 1917-2017

April 25, 2017

Moyse Hall

Lecture: Charlotte Gray: A Personal Portrait of Canada at 150

April 27, 2017

Gelber Law Library

While No One Was Looking: art exhibition and magazine launch
April 28: Vernissage and launch of Art/iculation magazine
May 6: Guided tours by the artists

Exhibition: April 26-May 6, 2017

MainLine Gallery

85th annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas)

Public Acfas events

May 8-12, 2017

Downtown Campus

Elsbeth Heaman: "Empire of Poverty: Nova Scotia's Anti-Unionists as Critics of Liberal Political Economy"

May 16, 2017

Université de Montréal

Mapping 375 years of Progress: Rare Montreal maps from 1556 to 1946

May 11-22, 2017

McLennan Library Building

Les midis Ville-Marie
Informal outdoor science talks

May 17 - October 4, 2017 Various locations in downtown Montreal

Governor General David Johnston: "Ingenious – How Canadian Innovators Made the World Better"

See photos from the event

May 25, 2017

Moyse Hall

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

The Promenade Fleuve-Montagne Summer 2017

From the Pointe-à-Callière Museum to the foot of Mount Royal

Public artwork: Le Joyau royal et le Mille doré by Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau Summer 2017 Corner McTavish and Sherbrooke Streets

Les midis Ville-Marie
Louis Lefebvre: Des « bolés » chez les oiseaux? 

June 7, 2017

Phillips Square

Canada C3 voyage visits the Redpath Museum

June 11, 2017

Redpath Museum

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration

June 16-18, 2017

Lower FieldMcCord MuseumRedpath Hall

Submission of the final report of the Provost's Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education

June 21, 2017

Lower Campus

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
Montréal Symphonique featuring:
  • Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
  • Orchestre Métropolitain
  • McGill Symphony Orchestra 
August 19, 2017 Parc du Mont-Royal
Solar Eclipse Watch
See photos from the event
August 21, 2017 Lower Field
Les midis Ville-Marie
Andrew Gonzales: Vers une sixième crise d'extinction?
September 13, 2017 Place des Arts
McGill Symphony Orchestra: Canadian Composers
Featuring works by Claude Champagne
September 22 and 23, 2017 Pollack Hall
McGill @ Expo 67 October 2 - December 21, 2017 McLennan Library Building
Les midis Ville-Marie
Romain Dumoulin: Halte au vacarme!
October 4, 2017 McTavish Street

Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke: "Foodways and fisticuffs: the larger than life personalities who shaped Quebec cuisine"

October 4, 2017 - BOOKED OUT

October 11, 2017

McLennan Library Building

Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE)

October 11-13, 2017

Palais des congrès de Montréal

Exhibition: The Canadian Jewish Experience October 11 – November 5, 2017 McLennan Library Building
Charles Taylor: The 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture October 12, 2017 Details to be advised
5th World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education October 12-15, 2017 Hotel Bonaventure
David Covo and Nancy Dutton: "Building McGill through a library lens" October 14, 2017 McLennan Library Building
McGill Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Canadian Jazz October 16, 2017 Tanna Schulich Hall
McGill Symphony Orchestra: Canadian Composers
Featuring R. Murray Schafer's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
October 20 and 21, 2017 Pollack Hall

United Nations Day
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: The Contribution of the Private Sector

October 24, 2017 Moyse Hall

Rabbi Adam Scheier on the Canadian Jewish Experience

October 25, 2017 McLennan Library Building
Illuminations: Brian Cherney at Seventy-Five October 27-28, 2017 Pollack Hall and Tanna Schulich Hall
Citizenship Ceremony October 30, 2017 McGill Faculty Club
Artists Among Us exhibition and sale November 1, 2017 Elizabeth Wirth Music Building

Veronica Strong-Boag: "Where was Democracy? The Case of Woman Suffrage in Canada"

November 1, 2017 McLennan Library, Colgate Seminar Room
A Canadian Celebration: La Brasserie November 10, 2017 Tanna Schulich Hall
60th anniversary of artificial cells at McGill November 13-15, 2017

Palais des congrès de Montréal

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 Music Days: Paper presentations November 18, 2017 Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, room A832
Round Table: What is Canadian in Canadian music? November 19, 2017 Clara Lichtenstein Hall
Canadian Landscape: A celebration of Canadian choral music November 22, 2017 Pollack Hall
Elsbeth Heaman: "Making History in 1860s Canada" November 22, 2017 McLennan Library Building
McGill Symphony Orchestra: Canadian Composers
Featuring Moe Touizrar's Bright, Blue and Shimmering
November 24 and 25, 2017 Pollack Hall

Victoria Slonosky: “Climate in the Age of Empire: Weather observers in colonial Canada”

November 27, 2017 McGill Faculty Club