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Reflections of Canada : illuminating our opportunities and challenges at 150+ years

Author: Philippe Daniel Tortell; Margot Young; Peter N Nemetz; Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies,
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Canada's leading writers, scholars, and public intellectuals peer into the country's past and future in the provocative essay collection published in the 150th year since Confederation. Reflections of Canada--intelligent, passionate, provocative--is a book with opinions as diverse as Canada. Leading thinkers take a stand on some of the most pressing issues facing Canada as it turns 150. Reflections of Canada  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essay
essays
Essays
History
Essais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Daniel Tortell; Margot Young; Peter N Nemetz; Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies,
ISBN: 9780888652676 0888652674
OCLC Number: 988887796
Language Note: Text predominantly in English with some text in French.
Description: 309 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Johnson, Governor-General of Canada --
Preface / Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia --
Introduction / Philippe Tortell --
Divers à dessein / George Eliliott Clarke --
Diverse by design / George Elliott Clarke --
Practising reconciliation / Jillian Harris, Alex Maass, and Andrew Martindale --
Anniversary reading / Sherrill Grace --
A greener future / Janis Sarra and Sally Aitken --
Better democracy / Maxwell Cameron --
Two stories / Margot Young and Ed Broadbent --
A quantum parable / Philip Stamp --
Welcome to the revolution / Kim Brooks --
Caring for health / Paul Allison, Jean Gray, Carol Herbert, Louise Nasmith, Christian Naus, Sioban Nelson, and Catharine Whiteside --
The future Arctic / Edward Struzik --
Medicare / Robert Evans --
Regarding China / Alexander Woodside and Diana Lary --
Our most precious resource / John Richardson, Hans Schreier, and Leila Harris --
Clearing the air / Chris Carlsten and Michael Brauer --
Un avenir confédéral / David Sanschagrin --
A confederal future / David Sanschagrin --
Hard of herring / Tony Pitcher, Mimi Lam, Matthias Kaiser, April (SG̱aana Jaad) White, and Evgeny Pakhomov --
Reclaiming the Tower of Babel / Linda Siegel, Judith Wiener, and Esther Geva --
Indigenous land and food / Dawn Morrison and Hannah Wittman --
Privacy and technology / Michael Vonn --
Museums and culture / Anthony Alan Shelton --
The future in the past / South Asian Canadian Histories Association (Naveen Girn, Anne Murphy, Raghavendra Rao K.V., Milan Singh, and Paneet Singh) --
Reimagining aging / Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather McKay, Anne Martin-Matthews, Deborah O'Connor, Laura Hurd Clarke, Alison Phinney, and Christiane Hoppmann --
Partnerships for conservation / Peter Arcese, Amanda Rodewald, Richard Schuster, Oscar Venter, and Joseph Bennett --
Hunger and poverty / Elaine Power --
Soft matter / Joseph Dahmen --
Audacity in international engagement / Marc-André Blanchard --
Arctic archipelago / Robie Macdonald and Mark Mallory --
Digital storytelling and reconciliation / Jan Hare, Ron Darvin, Liam Doherty, Margaret Early, Margot Filipenko, Bonny Norton, Darshan Soni, and Espen Stranger-Johannessen --
Quebec and Confederation / Philip Resnick --
The next energy transition / Walter Mérida --
Immigrant nation / David Ley --
Claiming the 21st century / David Carment and Joe Landry --
Fisheries and the world / William Cheung, Daniel Pauly, and Rashid Sumaila --
Second generation / Ayesha Chaudhry --
A carbon-constrained future / Kathryn Harrison and Sophie Harrison --
The hygiene hangover / Brett Finlay, Perry Kendall, and David Patrick --
Theatre, what's next? / George Belliveau, Tetsuro Shigematsu, and Jerry Wasserman --
Uplifting voices / Pam Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Gerry Lawson, Kim Lawson, Lisa Nathan, and Mark Turin --
Again at the crossroads / Seth Klein --
Historical perspective on environmental change / Diane Srivastava, Jenny McCune, and Heike Lotze --
Through the Arctic looking glass / Eddy Carmack.
Other Titles: Reflections of Canada (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: edited by Phillipe Tortell, Margot Young, and Peter Nemetz.

Abstract:

"Canada's leading writers, scholars, and public intellectuals peer into the country's past and future in the provocative essay collection published in the 150th year since Confederation. Reflections of Canada--intelligent, passionate, provocative--is a book with opinions as diverse as Canada. Leading thinkers take a stand on some of the most pressing issues facing Canada as it turns 150. Reflections of Canada inspires the reader to form her own opinions on subjects as big and thorny as health and aging, technological revolution, arts and culture, climate change and resource use, Aboriginal reconciliation, immigration and multiculturalism. The contributions are as diverse as their subjects: George Elliott Clarke has contributed an original poem; renowned political scientist Max Cameron an essay on democratic reform; and UBC Museum of Anthropology director Anthony Shelton a strongly worded opinion piece about the inequitable funding of arts institutions in this country. The written pieces are accompanied by provocative photographs selected from a national photo competition. Each piece explores how our understanding of critical issues has changed over the past 150 years, and includes a call to action for how we should grapple with them over the coming decades. A book of lively, respectful debate, Reflections of Canada reaffirms the place for public discussion of major societal questions."--

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