September 21, 2021

Join the Defining Moments Canada Europe Tour – France, Belgium, and Holland.

Canada’s history is built from many ‘defining moments.’ Be a part of that history and visit some of Canada’s legendary battlefields in Europe at destinations in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Travel in comfort on a well-appointed motorcoach to the iconic Juno Beach in Normandy, Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge, Col. John McCrae’s Flanders Fields in … Continue reading →

August 30, 2021

University of Toronto and Defining Moments Canada announce funding partnership.

TORONTO, August 30th, 2021— Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, is announcing a funding partnership with the University of Toronto for the HERZBERG50 and ‘NobelCanadian’ national commemorative projects honouring the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which will develop into a full commemoration project honouring all of Canada’s … Continue reading →

August 10, 2021


OTTAWA, August 9th, 2021 – Defining Moments Canada, a heritage and educationorganisation, is proud to enter into partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republicof Germany in Canada for ‘Herzberg50,’ commemorating the 50th anniversary of theNobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to eminent Canadian German scientist Dr. GerhardHerzberg. This partnership will also celebrate the 50th anniversary … Continue reading →

August 5, 2021

Avoiding a Pandemic of Historical Thought

Something that I have learned while enduring the pandemic which still haunts our day-to-day lives is that events such as this expose who we are as a people. Our public health crisis has uncovered a crisis within us. We, as a society, are sometimes more concerned with convenience rather than patience. We are prone to … Continue reading →

June 14, 2021

Exposing a National Crime: A Reflection from Defining Moments Canada

Since the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc community announced the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, we have reflected on the deeply troublesome history of the Canadian settler state. As an organization, the team at Defining Moments Canada has also taken this time to better understand our complicity and perpetuation … Continue reading →

June 8, 2021

Making History a Communal Experience

There is an anecdote often heard in the United States, and attributed to a legendary politician from Boston, Tip O’Neil. “All politics,” he’d say, “is local.” Politics is always present in our day-to-day lives in some form or fashion. We are permitted to do certain things and prohibited from doing others. It is the proverbial … Continue reading →

June 7, 2021

Thinking Curatorial about Herzberg50

By: Dr. Madeleine Mant Gerhard Herzberg was a celebrated Canadian scientist, who won the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry “for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals” (Nobel, 2021). He excelled in the fields of chemistry, physics, and astronomy, served as the Principal Research Officer and Director … Continue reading →

May 31, 2021

Curatorial Thinking Webinar

Defining Moments Canada was thrilled to lead a webinar, hosted by OHASSTA, for teachers across Canada. Our team is grateful for the participation of all of our fantastic collaborators who shared their insights, experiences, and expertise with all the attendees: Madeleine Mant, University of Toronto Mississauga Sandeep Raha, McMaster Children and Youth University Rob Bell, Dundas Central … Continue reading →

May 31, 2021

Call for Teachers: Curatorial Thinking Summer Writing Project

Defining Moments Canada is seeking Canadian educators to collaborate with our team on a pedagogical summer writing project. The goal of the project is to create a series of lesson resources and plans which use the curatorial thinking framework in a variety of transdisciplinary applications. These resources would be adaptable for use in synchronous, hybrid, or … Continue reading →

May 4, 2021

Announcing Herzberg50 and NobelCanadian

Download PDF Press Release TORONTO, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, announced today its partnership with the Government of Canada (through Canadian Heritage and the National Research Council of Canada NRC), the University of Saskatchewan, and Esri Canada to lead a national commemorative project this year honouring the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in … Continue reading →