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


June 6, 2019 – Leslie Hossack: D-Day, Normandy 1944

As 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the battle that led to the end of the Second World War in Normandy, gallery Studio Sixty Six is proud to be hosting D-Day, Normandy 1944, an exhibition featuring award winning, esteemed Ottawa photographer Leslie Hossack and her series of works from her book H-Hour, Normandy 1944. related to Normandy and the D-Day invasion.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend. Thank you. Carrie Colton, gallery director.

Leslie Hossack: D-Day, Normandy 1944
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6th, 2019, 6pm-9pm
Location: Studio Sixty Six, 858 Bank Street unit 101


June 12, 2019 – Canada-China Relations in Crisis: Challenges & Solutions?

8.00 am – 1.45 pm

University of Ottawa

Faculty of Social Sciences Building

1 University Private, room FSS 4007
Agenda and other info:

Contact: Jeremy Paltiel

The detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States in December 2018, with the subsequent retaliatory arrest of two Canadians by China, have triggered an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Canada and China. Relations between our two countries are at an impasse, with no clear resolution in sight. At the same time, Canada looks on while a tariff fight between the United States and China that threatens the future of the multilateral trading system appears to deepen. Embedded in this trade war is a technology competition where the US is determined to preserve its lead against a Chinese industrial strategy judged to be predatory. In this connection, Canada faces on-going pressure from the Trump administration and some other “Five-eye” partners to ban Huawei’s SG network in Canada.

While public debates are intensifying on how to engage China in general and how to deal with Huawei in particular, the federal government has not articulated a clear, strategic policy towards China. No decision on the future involvement of Huawei in SG network development in Canada has yet been announced and the government’s efforts to enlist international allies to help secure the release of the imprisoned Canadians has not had an noticeable effect.

This one-day conference is an effort at public and private engagement efforts by a large group of Canada’s leading China experts and institutions to raise awareness of what is at stake for Canada and to try to think through the important public policy challenges presented by the current state of Canada­ China relations.


June 19-20, 2019 – Centennial Symposium, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Please find attached an invitation to the national symposium Commemorating Canada: The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at 100.  This symposium will take place in Ottawa on June 19 and 20, 2019.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Please share the attached with those in your network who may be interested in attending. We thank you in advance.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Secretariat, Parks Canada


July, 10, 2019 – CFIHP 2019 Workshop

Attached is the tentative program for the 2019 Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project workshop which will be held in Ottawa on 10 July.

The program is in two parts. The morning will be spent discussing three papers related to foreign intelligence in Canada. There will also be an opportunity for participants to provide an update on their current or planned research activities.

The afternoon will focus on the issue of improving access to historical records. We anticipate that representatives of a number of government agencies will be able to participate in this discussion, including the Office of the Information Commissioner, the LAC ATI team, the Public Safety “Transparency Initiative” and “Declassification Project,” the Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and the Treasury Board “Open Canada” initiative. Once we have worked out the details of their participation a revised workshop program will be circulated.

To register for the workshop please contact me at

and mention your institutional affiliation. The workshop venue provides a good setting for an active discussion, but space is limited. Priority will be given to researchers currently working in this field but we should have room for others who are interested in the subject of foreign intelligence in Canada.

The deadline for registration is 15 June. Information on the aim and research focus of the CFIHP can be found at:


Introducing MINDS

It is with great excitement that we introduce to you Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security – MINDS – the successor to the Defence Engagement Program.

Strong, Secure, Engaged provided direction to increase investment in a revamped and expanded Defence Engagement Program. With your valuable input, we’ve been working diligently at this for the past year and a half. Not just to expand the program, but to do so thoughtfully, so that it becomes not just bigger, but better.

The best parts of the program that you know and love will continue – Targeted Engagement Grants and the Expert Briefing Series – but with an increased budget, so that we can support more of your innovative ideas.

We are also introducing scholarships, which we will deliver in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These are available for students at the Master’s, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral levels, including a full, one-year MINDS Master’s scholarship for Indigenous students. We are also proud to announce the MINDS NATO Defense College Fellowship, which will open for applications in the coming weeks.

Finally, we are incredibly excited to introduce multi-year collaborative networks, which will bring together experts from across disciplines and across Canada and the world, to work together on timely, relevant defence and security issues in line with the new MINDS Policy Challenges.

We are now accepting applications for Targeted Engagement Grants and Networks. Please visit our new website for more information on these and other opportunities.

Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities Program – Call for Applications, 2019/20 academic year

With pleasure, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University would like to draw your attention to the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities Program. This distinctive program may be of interest to your faculty members and others associated with your program who are publicly engaged in their scholarship. We would appreciate you posting, and otherwise circulating, the attached flyer.

Please note that these fellowships are somewhat unusual. They are not intended for doctoral students, nor are they typical post-doctoral opportunities. Shadbolt Fellows will help us imagine how we can make the world we live in better through acts of world-making in the creative arts and/or publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities, in alignment with the fundamental values of advancing reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion, communication, coordination, and collaboration.

While the timeline is short to apply for this inaugural year of the program in its new form, we anticipate an annual call for applications to occur early each calendar year.

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous History of North America at York University

Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2019

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, at York University invites applications from outstanding scholars who specialize in the Indigenous History of North America for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This position, a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level, is contingent upon acceptance by the Canada Research Chairs program in Ottawa ( The start date is January 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Late Summer Course: WGST 4812/5901A – Decolonizing Feminisms

Instructor: Brittney Anne Bos

Late Summer, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:05pm – 8:55pm

See attached posted for details.

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