Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial

Posted May 4, 2017 6:00 pm

On July 1, 2017 Canada turns 150! Trinity joins others across the nation to mark this significant occasion.

Trinity Graduates Class of 1867

Trinity College's Class of 1867

Trinity College is celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial by reflecting on its storied past through profiles of the graduates of the Class of 1867 and their impact and legacy they left on the city, country and abroad. 


Canadian Law and Canadian Identity ExhibitCanadian Law and Canadian Identity

Trinity's Ethics, Society and Law students worked on a unique project this year – the creation of a digital exhibit, Canadian Law and Canadian Identity, to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.


Trinity Fun Fact Shakespeare in the Quad50 Fun Facts about Canadian Universities

To mark Canada’s 150th, Univeristy Affairs compiled 50 fun facts about Canada’s campuses, including #40: Trinity used to host one of the largest outdoor Shakespeare festivals in Canada. The Trinity College Dramatic Society continues the thespian tradition by performing Shakespeare in the Quad each fall in the quadrangle.


Prof Nick Mount's new book Arrival

Arrival: the Story of CanLit

In Arrival, acclaimed writer and critic Trinity Fellow Prof. Nick Mount answers the question: What caused the CanLit Boom? Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Arrival is a dazzling, variegated, and inspired piece of writing that helps explain how we got from there to here.

Canada had three founding peoples not two

Canada had three founding peoples, not two

CBC Radio (audio): A crucial part of this country began long before Confederation, and includes the Aboriginal peoples and nations who lived here before a single European even dreamed of conquering new lands. Trinity Fellow Emeritus Prof. Peter Russell explains.


U of T Showcase 150 - Trinity College St Hilda's College

U of T Showcase 150

In recognition of Canada 150, campus archives and special collections, including the Trinity College Archives, came together to showcase their unique, diverse holdings within the context of 150 years of Canada's historical narrative.


Photo Sadia Rafiquddin Walrus TalkConnections between Refugees and Indigenous People

Pakistani-Canadian journalist and Trinity alum Sadia Rafiquddin shares her connection with Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue as an example of the bond refugees and Canadian First Nations share. Her talk is part of Walrus Talks: Conversations about Canada.

U of T linguists including Prof. Sali TagliamonteFrom Toronto to ‘Tronna'

As part of Canada’s sesquicentenary, U of T linguists, including Trinity Fellow Prof. Sali Tagliamonte, has charted the changes in language in Toronto over the last century and a half.


Trinity College, Queen Street WestRoots & Wings: Faculty of Divinity at 175

In a year where the spotlight shines brightly on Canada’s 150th birthday, there is another milestone — one that predates our country’s founding by a quarter-century — of particular importance for Trinity College. On January 10, 2017, the Faculty of Divinity turned 175.

CBC Canada The Story of UsCanada: The Story of Us

CBC's new 10-episode series tells the stories of the people, places and events that shaped Canada. Trinity's Jim Balsillie, Robert Bothwell, Adrienne Clarkson, John English, Atom Egoyan, Mark Kingwell and Margaret MacMillan contributed to the series. Watch the episodes online!


Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with U of T: Canada150.utoronto.ca

[last updated August 1, 2017]