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  • Beyond Standing Rock: Activism, Academia, and the Fight for Sovereignty in the 21st Century

    Last Thursday, we hosted our first talk with Indigenous Studies. Dr. Elizabeth Ellis, an assistant professor of indigenous history at New York University, joined us to talk about Standing Rock. We recorded Liz’s fantastic talk!

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  • Wilson Institute IHAF Event!

    Hosted by Maxime Dagenais and Julien Mauduit, the Wilson Institute invites you to a roundtable discussion on the Rebellions of 1837-38.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History

Repenser le Canada dans le monde

Il est temps de repenser le Canada.

Et il est temps de repenser l’histoire du Canada; plusieurs de nos vieux récits, vieux héros, vieilles interprétations, ainsi que nos anciennes catégories et questions ne suffisent plus dans un monde en mutation rapide.

Les Canadiens pourront seulement s’engager intelligemment dans le monde du XXIe siècle – avec son système économique mondialisé, ses catastrophes climatiques globales, son anxiété sociale, et ses nombreuses guerres imminentes – par une compréhension complète et critique du passé de leur pays.

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Rethinking Canada in the World

It is time to re-think Canada.

And it is time to rethink Canadian history, for many of our old narratives, old heroes, old understandings, old categories and old questions no longer suffice in a fast-changing world.

Canadians can only engage intelligently with their twenty-first century world – with its globalized economic system, all-encompassing climate catastrophe, staggering social inequities, and many looming wars – with a full, critical grasp of their country’s past.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History and the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History are supported by a generous donation from the Chancellor, L.R. Red Wilson, and McMaster University.

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