From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn; Throwback Event; Manufacturing Urgency: Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Heritage Ottawa Free Lecture Series; …

Below are events taking place soon as well as announcements that may be of interest. (A bulletin will now be sent out each week with upcoming events and announcements.) Departmental events are also posted on our website.


September 7, 2017

From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn – Unveiling Ceremony, September 7, 4:00, Waterford Retirement Home

John Walsh and Christina Williamson (PhD Candidate, Cultural Mediations, M.A. in Public History, Carleton) are pleased to announce the unveiling of From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn, a riveting piece of commemorative public art produced by Couzyn van Heuvelen, to be held on Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 at the Waterford Retirement Home (formerly Southway Inn), located at the intersection of Bank St and Hunt Club.  For those who wish to use public transit, it is accessible by O-Train to Greenboro Station and then either a 10-15 minute walk or the 6, 98, or 114 buses which pass right in front of the location.  For more information on the story being commemorated, the artist, and the documentary film being produced, please visit our website at:

At the unveiling there will be refreshments, including some food brought in from Iqaluit.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at:

Added bonus: at the ceremony, we will be shooting for the documentary film which is also part of the larger From the North to the Southway Inn project, so you may become immortalized on the screen. The film director, Mosha Folger, will be presenting the film this coming winter at Carleton and in a few other locations across Ottawa. The film will also be made freely available on the Internet. Educational materials for those interested in teaching with the film and artwork will be created over the coming year as well.

From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn is part of the Lost Stories Project based at Concordia University, and is one of four different “lost stories” being commemorated in 2017.  Please explore these at These four chapters are made possible through a Canada 150 Grant awarded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

September 13, 2017

FASS Throwback Event

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) invites all FASS and Carleton alumni back to campus for Carleton’s annual Throwback weekend.

Community leader, Olympic gold medalist, media personality, celebrated human right activist, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) alumna, Waneek Horn-Miller is the 2017 FASS Lecture Guest Speaker for Carleton University’s annual Throwback celebration.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 6:00 pm, Horn-Miller’s will deliver her lecture Hard Conversations which confronts the much-debated issue of free speech on university campuses.

In Hard Conversation, Horn-Miller will draw from her own activism experiences including her significant role in the Oka Crisis, to contend that establishing a dialogue with those we disagree with is a necessary first step towards positive social change.

More information and to register:


September 20, 2017

Manufacturing Urgency: The Development Industry and Violence Against Women

Do campaigns to end violence against women fulfill their promises? Please join Dr. Corinne L. Mason (Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology, Brandon University), author of Manufacturing Urgency: The Development Industry and Violence Against Women (2017) and Rita Morbia (Executive Director, Inter Pares), as they discuss anti-violence policies intended to help women and girls across the globe.

Through careful consideration of anti-violence initiatives–“The Hillary Doctrine,” the World Bank’s “The Cost of Violence” campaign, and the United Nations’ “UNiTE To End Violence Against Women” and “Say NO” campaigns–Mason reveals how these projects are technocratic, depoliticized, and executed in a manner that serves neoliberal interests and the security concerns of nation-states, at the expense of those they are intended to protect.

Wednesday, September 20, 7-9 pm, @25 One Community, 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by Octopus Books, Inter Pares, the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (University of Ottawa / Carleton University), and University of Regina Press. More info: For more information, please contact Octopus Books at (613) 233-2589.

September-December 2017

Shannon Lecture Series for 2017

The History Department’s Shannon Lecture Series for 2017, will commence on September 22, 2017. This year’s lecture series looks at Expo 67 as the highlight of Canada’s centennial. A world’s fair held in Montreal, it dazzled the world with its daring architecture, innovative exhibits, and high-minded theme, “Man and His World.” Many Canadians regarded it as Canada’s coming-out party, a moment when the young nation burst into the international limelight and strutted its stuff to universal acclaim. Substitute “Quebec” or “Indigenous Peoples” for “Canada” in the previous sentence and it would be equally true – Expo 67 was a rich, multivalent spectacle that generated diverse messages. In Canada’s 150th anniversary year, the Carleton Department of History is revisiting Expo 67 to reflect upon the meaning of it all. A select group of lecturers will address key topics such as Expo’s intellectual origins, how it became a proud emblem of modernization for both Canadian and Quebec nationalists, its impact on Indigenous rights and culture, and its iconic stature in the histories of architecture and cinema. X out the dates in your calendar to experience exposition by Expo experts that will expand your mind exponentially. Visit the Shannon Lectures website for more information or click the individual event listings below.

Heritage Ottawa Free Lecture Series – 2017-18

The popular Heritage Ottawa Lecture Series runs from September to June every year, and features a wide range of interesting speakers and topics pertaining to Ottawa’s history and heritage.
Unless otherwise noted, lectures are free and are held at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 120 Metcalfe Street at the corner of Laurier Avenue. Elevators are available and the room is wheelchair accessible.
Lectures begin at 7:00pm, last approximately one hour and are followed by an informal gathering.
There is no need to pre-register. The next event is scheduled for September 21st.

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