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Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to broaden the scope and number of voices that promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians –– and everyone. And now this event, featuring some the most innovative, imaginative, and inspiring thinkers and performers, is also the centre piece of a three-day exploration of ideas called ArtsEverywhere Festival.

Explore new possibilities, imagine your Canada.

Save the date! The 15th annual Guelph Lecture–On Being Canadian will take place Friday January 19, 2018.

Stay tuned! We will be adding more information about speakers and performers as we get closer to the date. 


Joseph Heath is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches at the School of Public Policy and Governance, and author of Enlightenment 2.0,

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Save the date!

The Guelph Lecture, Friday, January 19, 2018 at the River Run Centre in Guelph.

Purchase On-line

(coming soon)

Available Late November

click here

Purchase By Phone

Box Office: 519-763-3000

Available Late November

Box Office: 519-763-3000

Purchase In Person

River Run Box Office

Available Late November

35 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H 3V1, Canada
Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm


“The ability to adapt is what helps to define us as Canadians…innovation, creativity, and fresh, new thinking.”
“An absolute world class slate of individuals to push forward our thinking as they share their views about being Canadian”

Franco Vaccarino
University of Guelph, President

“An annual event that does so much to generate the necessary conversation about how we live in a time of great difficulty and a time of great possibility”

Robert Enright,
Academic, Scholar, Author