July 1, 2017 is an historic day for Canada – the 150th anniversary of Confederation, also known as the country’s Sesquicentennial.

A committee comprised of Western University staff, faculty and students has been established to bring together the various events and projects happening across campus in 2017 meant to celebrate this significant milestone.
With Western just 11 years Canada’s junior, 2017 offers us all an opportunity to reflect on our collective past, celebrate our accomplishments and innovations, examine where we are now, and get excited about the future.
We encourage you to visit this site regularly to discover how you can join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th.

Western’s Canada 150 Committee Co-Chairs

Prof. Jerry White,
Department of Sociology

Marcia Steyaert
Communications & Public Affairs

Land Acknowledgement

Western University is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Attawandaron peoples who have longstanding relationships to the land and region of southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In the region, there are eleven First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population. Western values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island (North America).