Between 1945 and 1980, the Celebration of Excellence, formally known as the Annual General Meeting, of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta. Following many successful, cross-Canada events, the 2017 COE will take place in friendly Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Preceding the Royal Society of Canada’s Celebration of Excellence is an event hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) by the College of New Scholars and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC. This event is being presented in connection with the upcoming Insurgence/Resurgence exhibit at the gallery.
A man is seated alone on a public bench. He speaks to passersby, hoping to maybe start up a conversation with them just for a moment, to get out of his head. He blurts out bits and pieces, a kaleidoscope of his memories; burdens, joys, hurt—a moving and entangled composition of his impressions on and through life. Beside him, a hidden woman: discreet, invisible. Who, in a low voice, screams inaudible fragments about herself.
As Canada moves to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes, public education is a public health priority requiring increased public investments in prevention programmes, research, and healthcare supports and services across the population. Citizen engagement with these issues to find our way forward together is critical.
Canada into the Next 150 years: Re-imagining the People’s Constitution
10.00am Ugo Piomelli FRSC
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering – Queen’s University
Dr. Bonnie Huskins leads this two day event featuring a Research Seminar and Public Lecture focusing on the significant public interest of the Syrian refugee crisis. Maritime Canada residents draw a connection between present day Syrian refugees and their Loyalist ancestors, who also fled from war and persecution to begin new lives in the region. This event proposes to aid the general public in teasing out these connections. The event features presentations by Dr.
Dr. Charmaine Nelson is the first and currently only black professor within the discipline of Art History at a Canadian University. She is a world-class expert on Trans Atlantic Slavery Studies and Black Diaspora Studies as it intersects with Art History and Visual Culture. The author/editor of seven books, in this Open Academy event Dr.
What is it like to grow up as a child who has a complex health condition? How does it feel to miss school in order to visit multiple care providers? How do parents and siblings cope when caring for a child's chronic physical, behavioural, and/or mental problem? How can we support a beloved family who often travels long distances (even out-of-province) for medical consultations for their child?
A key element of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Strategic Plan is to “expand the reach of the RSC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Symposium”. Between 1945 and 1980, the AGM of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta.