Community Events

2014 02 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship Book Launch

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the  opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them.

2014 06 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Uprising! Women as Change Makers, An interactive conversation with Sally Armstrong

In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.

2014 17 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Launch of Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird with Armand Garnet Ruffo

Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide.

2014 17 Oct
7:00pm

The Blue Dot Tour: An evening with David Suzuki in Ottawa

On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning.

2014 20 Oct
7:00pm

Lecture: A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts, Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce by James Copnall

Why did the world's newest country, South Sudan, sink into a devastating civil war less than three years after independence? How did the secession of its southern region affect the 'rump state', Sudan?

2014 21 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Visitor, My Life in Canada Book Launch with Anthony Stewart and Priscilla Walton

In collaboration with Carleton University's Department of English and Literature, we present "Visitor, My Life in Canada" by Anthony Stewart. He will be joined by Dr. Priscilla L.

2014 23 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You A Primer on Radiation and Health Book Launch with Florian Oelck

The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most.

2014 29 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital Book Launch At West End Well, Nourishment for a Change

During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs.

2014 01 Nov
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Clearing the Plains Book Launch, James Daschuk in Conversation with Rick Harp

Taking the advantage of James Daschuk coming to Ottawa to receive Sir John A.

2014 05 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

RETHINKING SOUTHERN AFRICAN LIBERATION, Author John S. Saul in conversation with Blair Rutherford

South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul has two new books!

2014 07 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention with Tings Chak

We live in an era of unprecedented human migration. Mass migration and displacement are processes and conditions driven by global capitalism, neo-colonialism, war and imperialism, and environmental destruction.

2014 11 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Money Logging Book Launch with Author Lukas Straumann

Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called ‘probably the biggest environmental crime of our times’—the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers.