Projects - Defining Moments Canada


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Insulin100: Inspiration and Innovation

Insulin100: Inspiration and Innovation will share the story of the uniquely Canadian and collaborative life-saving discovery and development of insulin, follow the life of Dr. Frederick Banting as an example of a ground-breaking scientist, and encourage further exploration into Canada’s rich and diverse history of scientific and medical innovations.


2020 project

VEDay75: Normandy to the Netherlands

Through the stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and resistance fighters, VEDay75 intends to share ‘Canada’s Finest Hour’ with a 21st century audience.


2019 project

Juno75: Above & Beyond

On June 6th 1944, known as D-Day, 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach in Normandy as part of one of the largest military operations in history. 90,000 Canadians would eventually take part in the ensuing Battle of Normandy, with countless other Canadians in support roles at home and overseas. How do we remember their sacrifices and their service?


2018 project

The Spanish Flu

100 hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu Pandemic killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. The impact on Canada was catastrophic. Delve deeper into this fascinating chapter in Canadian history with our extensive, interdisciplinary resources.