June 28, 2017
Editor’s note: A time for celebration and reflection

At six years old, I was too young in 1967 to remember much about Canada’s Centennial celebrations. But I could tell it had been a big deal from the many memories and images that lingered for years afterwards in our collective conscience, particularly those of Expo 67. I remember the commemorative Centennial coins designed by Alex Colville, as well as the special Centennial dollar bill, one of which I’d been given by my grandmother and kept in my dresser drawer.

I’ll admit I don’t sense quite the same vibe this year as we mark Canada at 150. I do know we are a much different country now – more mature, more confident, more complex. And we have lots to celebrate and be thankful for.

Months ago, as we discussed what stories to tell for Canada 150, members of our editorial team rightly pointed out that Confederation and all that has followed isn’t necessarily a subject of celebration for many of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. After some reflection, we decided to devote the cover story of the June-July print issue to the views of six Indigenous scholars, who tell us what a reconciled Canada might look like to them. See their story, and a full round-up of our Canada 150 coverage, below. Happy Canada Day.

Léo Charbonneau

Editor, University Affairs

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Six Indigenous scholars share their views of Canada at 150
Six Indigenous scholars share their views of Canada at 150
Most of them won’t be celebrating.
BY MOIRA MACDONALD | JUN 07 2017

A look back at universities at the time of Canada’s centennial through the pages of <i>UA</i>
A look back at universities at the time of Canada’s centennial through the pages of UA
BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | DEC 07 2016

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50 little-known facts about Canadian universities
50 little-known facts about Canadian universities
To mark Canada’s 150th, fifty fun facts about Canada’s campuses.
BY UA/AU | JUN 01 2017

Team-teaching Canada, one moment at a time
Team-teaching Canada, one moment at a time
UBC’s “Moments that Matter” course mines departmental expertise to transform a second-year history course into a team performance.
BY FRANCES BULA | MAY 24 2017

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Celebrating Canada 150

Marking historic milestones, like Canada 150, gives us the opportunity to reflect—as a country, and as a 110-year-old university.

We proudly call this wonderful country home, and work with partners across the nation to improve the lives of Canadians. From John Diefenbaker to Emmett Hall to Patricia Monture, individuals with deep roots in the University of Saskatchewan have played significant roles nationally and beyond in promoting human rights and social justice.

We’re celebrating Canada 150 with activities and a celebration of our successful history, to mark how far we’ve come as a country and a university.

http://canada150.usask.ca


Universities host hundreds of events to mark Canada 150
Universities host hundreds of events to mark Canada 150
Campus events range from lecture series and book launches to art exhibits and musical performances.
BY SALMA MAHGOUB | JUN 05 2017

Ryerson Image Centre’s new trove of press photos tells a story of Canada in the 20<sup>th</sup> century
Ryerson Image Centre’s new trove of press photos tells a story of Canada in the 20th century
Photos from New York Times contributors donated to university in time for Canada’s sesquicentennial.
BY SAMIA MADWAR | JUN 14 2017

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