The Origins of Canadian Multiculturalism

Date:March 1, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Canada at Fulford Place! This Heritage Week, the museum kicks off a series of free weekly talks exploring our history and identity. This event is presented as part of MyOntario – A vision over time, a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations.

Take a journey through the life and thought of Watson Kirkconnell, dubbed the "father of Canadian multiculturalism." This talk examines the origins of multiculturalism and its influence on assumptions about race, empire and hierarchy in Canada today.

Speaker: Daniel Meister, PhD Candidate (Queen's University)