Upcoming Arts and Learning Events

By Invitation Only: Dance, Confederation and Reconciliation

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

While the Fathers of Confederation toiled at the table of nation making, two voices were not invited to the discussion: women and Indigenous peoples. This exhibit, co-curated by Amy Bowring and Troy Emery Twigg, illuminates the stories of how women and dance were essential to networking during the 1864 conferences that led to Confederation, and how Indigenous dance was banned within two decades of Confederation in an attempt to suppress the culture and assimilate Indigenous peoples.

The Canadian Institute for Digital Literacies Learning

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 11:00am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:00am

The Canadian Institute for Digital Literacies Learning will take place from July 10-14, 2017 at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. As a friend of our Faculty, we thought you might be interested in joining us for this first-ever institute, and in becoming a founding member of this new network of digital literacies leaders in Canadian schools.

Institute themes include: Developing New Literacies Skills Through Inquiry, The Maker Movement, Video Games and Learning Interactions, and Critical Digital Video Design & Production.

Canada 150: Where are we in art education? Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:00am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:00am

Canadian Society for Education through Art/Art Gallery of Ontario 2017 Summer Institute for Educators
Theme: CANADA 150: Where are We in Art Education?

Dates: Tues. July 11 – Fri. July 14, 2017 

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, ON (plus 3 other gallery/museum sites in Toronto)

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day

World Alliance for Arts Education Conference: Engaging with Communities (New Zealand)

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:30am to Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:30am

The 7th World Alliance for Arts Education Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 22-25 November 2017.


The aim of the conference is to share and build research and practice that evidences creative pedagogies in community and /or institutional contexts.  Key features of the conference include:

• Recognition of diverse pedagogies and cultural practices.  The conference will open with a traditional Māori welcome (Powhiri)

• One day of the conference dedicated to the Pacific