UNDRIP Implementation in Canada: Completing Decolonization – Peter Russell (Summary Spring Talk #5 In Case You Missed It)

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One of the foremost experts on Canada’s constitutional, aboriginal and judicial politics, Peter Russell has had a distinguished career as a political scientist and prolific author. Russell was chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and presently serves as Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Innis College, University of Toronto. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Workshops by Category 2022 – 2023

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Click the workshop name to view full details. Canada Tale of Two Cities – Montreal and Toronto Discussion Events of the Fortnight The Economist Readers (2 sections) New Yorker Readers Opinions A Opinions B Film Artist’s Lives Contemporary Film A Contemporary Film B Health and Personal Interests Aging Well: Health and Wellness Imperatives “Oh the…

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Transforming Democracy: From Conflict To Collaboration – Dave Meslin (Winter Forum #4 Summary In Case You Missed It)

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How are Cheerios, jello and Harry Potter relevant to democracy? A lively presentation by Dave Meslin at an Academy forum in March provided some answers. Dave is a seasoned social activist, self-described as a “political biologist”, who is the Creative Director of Unlock Democracy Canada, a grassroots non-partisan national campaign focused on democratic renewal. He is also the…

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The Impact of Barbie and Plastics on Our Planet – Giovanna Riccio (Summary Fall Forum # 2 on October 7, 2019)

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Barbie is now one of us! She officially became a senior citizen on March 9, 2019, having been invented 60 years ago by Ruth Handler, a mom living in Los Angeles whose husband owned a plastics manufacturing business. Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.
Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.

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