Conference – 2017
150 YEARS OF CANADIAN BUSINESS HISTORY
Date: September 11-12, 2017
Location: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Presenting Sponsors: Power Corporation of Canada, Great-West Lifeco
Partner Sponsors: Historica Canada, Deloitte, TD Bank Group, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History
Co-Presenters: Historica Canada; Canada’s History Society; Michael Lee Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship; Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg; Department of History, University of Toronto; Economics Department, University of Toronto; Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History – Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Synopsis: A national 2-day conference to highlight 150 Years of Canadian Business, presented in conjunction with Canada’s Sesquicentennial birthday celebrations. The conference is multi-disciplinary and open to participation by academics, business leaders, professional archivists and the public.
The conference will present a range of session topics on business sectors that have played an important role in shaping the Canadian economy since Confederation. Keynote dinner and luncheon speakers will be presented by high-profile experts and will address broad issues on several topics.
An edited book will be published and include selected papers presented at the conference. A permanent digital archive of the conference and the book publication will be maintained with free public access.