This November, we are celebrating innovation! Whether it’s through art or science, innovation can be found in cultural spaces across the country.

If you’re located in western Canada, check out the new exhibit at TELUS Spark, BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out. Members in the Toronto area should check out the Digital Justice Lab workshops at MOCA and the new Inuit art exhibit at Art Museum. You can also see more art galleries, science centres, and museums near you in the Canoo app.

Do you know of a cultural space or organization doing innovative programming, exhibits, or events? Don’t see them listed in the Canoo app? Let us know what spaces you’d like to see us partner with by writing to us through the Canoo Help Centre.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Anja, Canoo’s Membership Officer

1.  Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Alberta)
2. Remai Modern (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
3. Science East (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
4. Darling Foundry (Montreal, Quebec)
5. Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia)
6. InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

Stripping away nature’s skin to the bare flesh and bones, ANIMAL INSIDE OUT features more than 100 plastinates including translucent slices, blood vessel configurations, organ configurations and whole body plastinates displaying the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures both mammals and in the aquatic realm. Learn more on the TELUS Spark website.

Local Indigenous communities partner with Parks Canada
Parks Canada and Inuit are working together on a multiyear investigation of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, two shipwrecks in Northern Canada. Experts anticipate that the thousands of artifacts remaining on the two shipwrecks — which may include written documents — together with Inuit knowledge will help further unravel the mystery of the Franklin Expedition. Learn more about this project on the Parks Canada website.

Digital Justice Lab & MOCA workshops
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Toronto has partnered with the Digital Justice Lab to present a series of workshops on building a more just and equitable digital future. On December 5, join the Digital Justice Lab Workshop: Mapping Data Bodies. From the apps we use on our devices to the surveillance systems on city streets, we live in a datafied world in which information about us is being collected on a daily basis. This workshop explores the impact of datafication to help form a better understanding of our “data bodies” and how they are used, stored and shared by governments and corporations. Register here (note: small registration fee required).

New exhibit at Art Museum: Qaggiq: Gathering Place
This exhibition at Art Museum in Toronto brings together a selection of video works by the internationally renowned Isuma artists’ collective, the first ever Inuit production company that produces video from an Inuit point of view, which includes language, storytelling, and ways of thinking. Their films are imbued with the voices of elders and young Inuit, with mythology, memories and nightmares, and above all with oral histories of times before contact and trauma. Above all, their activist works are part of the ongoing, ever present struggle to sustain Inuit futures in the massive transformation of the North through resource extraction projects and climate change. Learn more here.

Lecture at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Join the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa on November 14 for the Food for Thought Lecture: Cold climate viticulture: From dream to reality. Establishing a vineyard in the cold climate of the Ottawa region was once thought impossible, but Jan-Daniel Etter has grown his dream into reality.  Etter is co-owner of the Vignoble Clos du Vully, a vineyard that grows 5,000 cold climate vines. Over the course of the evening, you’ll learn about the viticultural and oenological practises for winters as cold as ours. Register here (note: this a French lecture; small registration fee required).

Meet Canoo member Vikash Raghoebier. “Cultural places are the playground where social dynamics are formed very early on in the process of integration,” says Vikash, “Hence the development of social inclusion depends on the cultural places.” Read more about Vikash’s experience with Canoo here.

Attend a citizenship ceremony this month
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship invites you to attend a citizenship ceremony organized by us; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and other partners. Every month, we co-host ceremonies across the country in public spaces that you can attend as a guest for free. Celebrate with us at some of our upcoming ceremonies:

1. Ryerson University (Student Learning Centre, 8th floor) on Wednesday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.
2. Dalhousie University (Student Union Building (SUB) McInnis Room, 2nd Floor) on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:15 a.m.
3. Université de Montreal on Thursday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Kelowna Innovation Centre and Kelowna Library on Thursday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m.
5. Museum Joliette on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

6 Degrees continues its international trajectory
6 Degrees, the global forum for inclusion and a project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, is heading to Mexico City for the first time. The inaugural 6 Degrees Ciudad de México will take place on November 11 at Museo de Arte Popular. Presented in partnership with  Fundación Reinventando a México (FRaM), 6 Degrees Ciudad de México places Mexico at the centre of the global conversation on inclusion. Find out more: 6Degrees.inclusion.ca


The Calgary Opera partners with Canoo
The Calgary Opera has partnered with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to provide free tickets to the opera to Canoo members! Founded in 1972, Calgary Opera is one of Canada’s leading professional opera companies. For 48 years the not-for-profit arts company has made a name for itself nationally and internationally for its commitment to the development of Canadian talent and the creation of new opera works, including six world premieres. Canoo members in the Calgary area, be sure to check your email for offers!