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Conference 16-18 October 2014

Discourse & Dynamics




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Congress 2012: Where Do the Big Thoughts Leave Us?

From May 26th to June 2nd, 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo hosted the Congress, Canada’s largest gathering of humanities and social sciences academics, organized annually by the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). … Continue reading




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David Theo Goldberg and Bill C-10

David Theo Goldberg’s Critical Theories Reveal the Racisms Inherent to the Omnibus Crime Bill Canada’s popular multicultural narrative celebrates the ideology that the nation “consistently supports a high quality of life for everyone, be one white or settler, Indigenous, or … Continue reading




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Although the future outcomes of our public policies are difficult to predict, their promised results are often quite different from their realities. Consequently, it is vital to evaluate all the potential impacts of proposed legislation as critically as possible. In … Continue reading




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WHAT Is a Public Intellectual?

Two weeks ago I posed the question, “Where are the Canadian public intellectuals?” Admittedly, this is probably the least helpful of many questions one should ask. Canadians are certainly engaged in all kinds of important work that addresses the most … Continue reading




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12 Canadians Changing the Way We Think In response to a recent list of 100 top global thinkers that appeared in Foreign Policy magazine—none of whom were Canadian—the Toronto Star‘s Olivia Ward published a list of twelve influential Canadians who … Continue reading




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What Is It Like To Be Poor in Canada? Ten percent of Canadians live in poverty and 38% of them are children. CBC Radio’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti and Canadian poet Lorna Crozier asked Canadians to phone in … Continue reading




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Durban Protest Lands Six Canadian Youth Delegates in Hot Water Six young people from university campuses across Canada protested at the United Nations conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa against their own federal Minister of the Environment Peter … Continue reading




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War Radio and the Militarization of Canadian Culture Bob Hackett uncovers an escalating glorification of violence (in hockey) and war (in Afghanistan) by the Canadian media in the last ten years. Suggesting that the Canadian Broadcasting Company and commercial broadcasters … Continue reading




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