MEDIA ADVISORY — ­ Restorying Canada: Reconsidering Religion and Public Memory

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017



The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to join artists, poets, novelists, and scholars to reflect on how religion — and the ways it is remembered — has shaped the formation of Canada as a colonial and multicultural nation.

WHAT: Three-day conference and public art event

WHERE: The University of Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada

WHEN: Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 18 Keynote

Decolonizing the Canon: An Evening of Poetry, Performance, and Painting

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

National Gallery of Canada Auditorium (380 Sussex Drive)

  • George Elliott Clarke, National Poet Laureate
  • Cris Derksen, Juno Award-winning cellist
  • Kent Monkman, internationally-celebrated visual artist

May 19 Keynote

The Future of Religion in Canada: Utopia or Dystopia?

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa (550 Cumberland Street)

  • Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist
  • Leah Kostamo, environmental activist

Full conference programme

uOttawa Expert

Emma Anderson

Faculty of Arts, Classics and Religious Studies

Tel: 613-562-5800 (1176)

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer

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