Professor Adam Chapnick: Canada across time: Ten events that shaped the national character

Speaker: Professor Adam Chapnick

Adam is a Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He is located in Toronto, where he also serves as the Deputy Director of Education at the Canadian Forces College.

Synopsis: Modern Canada is nothing like the land that was first inhabited by Indigenous peoples thousands of years ago. This lecture will explore how significant events in the national past, from the arrival of European settlers, through Confederation, the World Wars, the patriation of the Constitution, and many more shaped the national character. The ten events to be explored reveal a country that gives Canadians reason to feel proud, in spite of its imperfections.

This is the first of our International Wednesday Lectures from Canada. There will normally be one per Term, given by a highly-recommended Canadian speaker and scholar.


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Event information


17 Jan 2024


2:15 pm