Category Local News

Maureen Mahoney Hired to Coordinate Multi-modal Publication

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Maureen Mahoney has agreed to lead the development and editing of a multi-modal electronic publication of the Champlain Colloquium. Dr. Mahoney is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of History. Her research interests include post Civil War American history, the history of urbanism, gender, sexuality, and spatial […]

NCC Invitation to a Workshop on the Renewal of Nepean Point

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites interest groups and members of the public to participate in a workshop on the renewal of Nepean Point. Participants will be asked to reflect on a vision for the site, themes, objectives and guiding principles. This workshop will assist our team of experts in building a world-class site for […]


Rencontrez Champlain le jour et interagissez avec lui la nuit! Meet Champlain during the day and see him light up the night! Plain-Chant est une installation lumineuse, sonore et interactive réagissant à la voix du public. Elle a été créée par les artistes français de 1024 Architecture pour souligner le 400e anniversaire du passage de […]

Renaming of “Scout” Statue

Today CBC News ran a story by reporter Waubgeshig Rice about the renaming of the statue of an Aboriginal man now located in Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, and formerly located below the statue of Samuel de Champlain on Nepean Point. Heretofore referred to as an unnamed “Scout,” the statue has now been named by […]

Pinhey’s Point and Champlain 2013 – Whose Astrolabe?

In the latest edition of the Horaceville Herald (the newsletter of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation) Bruce Elliott discusses the new exhibit connected with Champlain, Whose Astrolabe?/À qui l’astrolabe?: Our exhibit about Champlain focuses on the astrolabe commonly attributed to him that is on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The exhibit has […]

‘Carleton Bringing History and Art Together with Champlain Project’

By Kristy Strauss, Carleton Newsroom, July 22, 2013.  Posted here with the permission of University Communications. Jeff Thomas is bringing art and history together as Carleton University hosts its upcoming conference entitled Champlain in the Ottawa Valley: History and Memory of an Encounter. “History has always been an important component of my thought process, and […]

‘Carleton Hosting Champlain Conference in September’

By Kristy Strauss, Carleton Newsroom, July 9, 2013.  Posted here with the permission of University Communications. This September, Carleton will bring together artists, world-class experts and community heritage activists to reflect on the commemoration of a significant moment in the region’s history – the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s passage up the Ottawa River. […]

‘Channelling Champlain’

What the French explorer can teach us about relations with First Nations  By Teresa Smith, Ottawa Citizen June 15, 2013. Posted here with permission of the author. Every day thousands of motorists travel over the Champlain Bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau, golfers tee up at Champlain’s course in Aylmer, and picnickers kick off their shoes […]