Carleton Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Carleton University will celebrate its 75th anniversary year with an official launch event featuring interactive exhibits, games, giveaways and a performance by former Carleton student Maestro Fresh Wes, award-winning recording artist and actor.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: University Centre Galleria (fourth floor), Carleton University, Ottawa
Info: Admission is free and registration is not required.

Additional signature events to mark the 75th anniversary year include:

CU75 Founding Day Celebration

The official anniversary of the founding of Carleton University on June 18, 1942 will be celebrated with a special reception.

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Where: Hotel Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

CU75 Community-Academic Expo: Carleton Connects, Building and Celebrating Community Partnerships

When: Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
Where: Friday and Sunday – Richcraft Hall, Carleton University, Ottawa; Saturday – Various community venues (to be announced)

CU75 Birchbark Canoe Project

A traditional birchbark canoe will be constructed on campus by Daniel Pinok Smith, Algonquin master canoe maker, with participation from Carleton University students. Construction will take place in the Carleton University Art Gallery; the completed canoe will be installed in the MacOdrum Library.

When: Winter to Spring 2017
Where: Carleton University Art Gallery and MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, Ottawa

For additional information on these and many more CU75 anniversary events please visit

About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.


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