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Profile in courage: The Canadian man who dove 12 metres into the sea to try and save a friend 

On Sept. 8, 1972, 15-year-old Edward Joseph Duff of St. John’s, N.L., dove into the sea near Torbay in a valiant attempt to save the life of a friend who had fallen in. He managed multiple times to pull her within reach of the rocks, but, unfortunately, was dragged back by the waves each time. 

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Honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Paul Riopelle

A revered artist, Riopelle considered the Canadian wilderness to be his muse 

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History

Le célèbre enfant de Guelph

Un regard sur la vie et l’héritage de John McCrae à l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de sa naissance

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History

Guelph’s famous son: The legacy of John McCrae 

For the 150th anniversary of his birth, we reflect on the life of the Canadian soldier and poet best known for writing the poem “In Flanders Fields” 

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People & Culture

40th anniversary: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Charter goals and Indigenous people living in Canada

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History

150th anniversary: the Nine Hour Movement and adoption of the Trade Unions Act

Understanding the workers’ protests that paved the way for the creation of unions to advocate for workers’ rights

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History

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A century ago today, the Bluenose made history

100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race

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History

Après 50 ans de multiculturalisme : Qui est le gardien/la gardienne de l’identité canadienne ?

La professeure Anna Triandafylllidou se penche sur un projet de mise en récit numérique où 28 étudiants de deuxième cycle de partout au Canada étaient invités à répondre à la question : Qui suis-je ?

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Who is gate-keeping Canadianness?

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou reflects on a digital storytelling project that saw 28 graduate students from across Canada answer the question: Who am I?

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Map of treaties 1 and 2

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Treaties 1 and 2: reflecting on the 150th anniversary

This year marks a century and a half since the first numbered treaties were signed

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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

Un morceau manquant: La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans

La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans. Mais cela a failli ne pas se produire.

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Remembering Canada’s first Olympic hockey gold

Winning gold 100 years ago in Antwerp, Belgium, Canada’s team set a standard for Olympic hockey dominance that would last for three more successive Games

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History

Manitoba celebrates its 150th anniversary

A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

A crucial piece: B.C. joined confederation 150 years ago today.

British Columbia joined Confederation 150 years ago. But it almost didn’t happen.

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A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

History

Bluenose: Behind the sails

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water

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History

War on the water: Charting Canada’s critical role in the passage of ships during the Second World War

Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic, shown here, is considered its most essential role in the war

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