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Want to leave a message for the students of the future?

What will the world look like in 100 years? Be part of history.  Contribute to our time capsule and help create a profile of your generation.

To mark our 125th anniversary, the Faculty of Arts is preparing a time capsule that will be opened in 100 years, in 2114.  We’re inviting the University community to contribute short texts that will help form a collective account of life today.

Share your thoughts on today’s world as a student! All you need is a few words describing a trend, a fashion, a technological achievement or a challenge unique to your generation, or just offering a message of hope for future generations. By collecting the thoughts of the entire University community, we will see a group work take shape before our eyes.

We also invite professors, alumni and staff to answer the question that those who open the time capsule in 100 years will undoubtedly ask: What was it like to live in 2014?

If you’d like to tell your story through pictures, you can do so through Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #Arts125.

Future generations will certainly be different from yours. Don’t miss this unique chance to leave a message for the students of the next century!

Deadline to submit your text: May 31st, 2015

About the time capsule

Thanks to the expertise of University of Ottawa Chief Archivist Michel Prévost, documents will be printed in a way that enables them to resist the passage of time. During closing ceremonies for the Faculty of Arts 125th anniversary, the time capsule will be sealed and placed inside the bust of Thomas Aquinas in the lobby of Simard Hall. A small plaque will be placed on the marble base of the statue telling those around in 2114 that there’s a message for them.