Restorying Canada

Reconsidering Religion and Public Memory in 2017
A Conference and Public Event

University of Ottawa
Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies
18–20 May 2017

Restorying Canada is a three-day conference and public art event held at the University of Ottawa, bringing together artists, poets, novelists, and scholars in the year of Canada’s sesquicentennial. It asks how religion—and the ways it is remembered—has shaped the formation of Canada as a colonial and multicultural nation. Featuring scholars from across the country and plenary events with speakers such as Kent Monkman, Margaret Atwood, and Zarqa Nawaz, Restorying Canada will be an unprecedented occasion to spark new stories of past, present, and future.

Registration for the conference is closed but members of the public are welcome at any of the daytime sessions listed in the programme. You may also purchase tickets for our two keynote events:



If you are a student and interested in volunteering for the event, please contact the organizers.

With Support From

Canadian Heritage

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation Religion and Diversity Project Religion & Public Memory in Multicultural Studies