This week features three stories about equality: how Chinese-Canadian veterans pioneered equal citizenship rights, my response to a recent funding decision for a local women’s shelter, and a comic that manages to convey, without words, the reality for many working women.
The Crocodile Hunter’s legacy, the history of the public library, academic metabolism, local history.
I’m 5’3″ but I drive km’s. I leave an inch margin in my notebook and pre-heat my oven to 400°F, but I use a metre stick and enjoy 25°C weather. Sounds familiar? You must also be Canadian.
A video about genomics and personalized medicine in the aboriginal community prompted me to write about the challenge of providing equal access to health care to all.
Sometimes, images speak louder than words: thoughts on living on borrowed land as a Canadian immigrant and a comic borrowed from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission about the importance of dogs to Inuit culture and way of life.
A short primer on the Canadian territories and the people who live there. The Inukshuk is as Canadian a symbol as any, yet few know much about the people from whom this symbol traditionally comes.