Throwback 2017: Carleton University’s Homecoming

Carleton University will hold its annual Throwback celebration from Sept. 13 to 17, 2017 as it marks its 75th anniversary year.

As Carleton celebrates 75 years of contributing to the common good, this year’s Homecoming is a chance for alumni and members of the Carleton community to reconnect – enjoying lectures, receptions, the Chemistry Magic show, sporting events and more.

Be sure to attend Carleton’s Big Birthday Bash on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Media are welcome to attend all Throwback events, including:


2017 FASS Lecture: Hard Conversations with Waneek Horn-Miller

Community leader, Olympic gold medalist, media personality, celebrated human rights activist and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences  (FASS) alumna, Waneek Horn-Miller is the 2017 FASS Lecture guest speaker for Carleton’s Throwback celebration.

Horn-Miller will deliver the lecture “Hard Conversations” which confronts the much-debated issue of free speech on university campuses.

When:  Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration.

Horn-Miller will draw from her own activism experiences to talk about dialogue as a necessary first step toward positive social change. A Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, she was behind the lines during the Oka crisis in 1990 when she was stabbed by a Canadian soldier’s bayonet. It was a near-death experience that marked a turning point in her life. Today, Horn-Miller works to mend the dysfunctional relationship between native and non-native communities through social and political change.

 

Getting Graphic with Ryan North

Carleton alumnus Ryan North, author of Dinosaur Comics and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, will  showcase his “choose your own adventure” Romeo and/or Juliet book.

When:
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Alumni Association Reading Room, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration.

The showcase will include skits by Carleton’s Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Company and guest panelists who will defend their favourite graphic novels or comic books – with the audience choosing the winner.

 

2017 FPA Currents Lecture Presented by Gregory Ip of the Wall Street Journal

The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) celebrates Throwback with the Currents lecture “How Resurgent Nationalism is Reshaping Economics and the World” presented by Gregory Ip, an award-winning economics journalist for the Wall Street Journal.

When:  Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Singhal Family Theatre, Room RB2200, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration.

Nationalist movements are resurgent, most notably in Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, but also in China, India and Eastern Europe. Blending language, culture and ethnicity, the new nationalism coincides with and reinforces the declining influence of elite opinion, whether academics, scientists or journalists. Ip will discuss the origins of these trends, how durable they are, whether Canada will join them and what it means for economists and journalists.

 

Carleton’s 75th Big Birthday Bash

Carleton is celebrating its 75th anniversary and everyone is invited! Join the Carleton community for a day of entertainment, great food and Carleton pride.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parking lot 5, Athletics Centre, Carleton University
Info: Additional event details are available online.

Attendees can take a ride on the 50-foot Ferris wheel, complete an inflatable obstacle course or delight in some traditional carnival fare and numerous performances, including the always-popular Chemistry Magic Show.


Homecoming Football Game

The Carleton Ravens are taking on the Waterloo Warriors.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: MNP Park, Carleton University
Info: No registration required, general admission tickets can be purchased online for $23.

 

Great Grads Here For Good Celebration 2017

Carleton will recognize the successes and contributions of graduates as it celebrates the university’s tradition of service and commitment to the community that has made our city, nation and world a better place.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration.

The event will feature short, dynamic presentations by a roster of inspiring alumni and volunteers. They will share their stories of doing good and offer examples of disruptions that are helping to build a more prosperous and creative world.

 

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