The Origins of Canadian Multiculturalism: The Case of Watson Kirkconnell

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Canada at Fulford Place with this series of free weekly talks – Constructing our identities – 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.


  • Daniel Meister, PhD Candidate (Queen's University)

Other talks in this series:

Note: All talks will be presented in English only.


Billiard Room
Fulford Place
287 King Street East
Brockville, Ontario

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