This is a podcast about ‘reconciliation’ in Canada. We’re thinking about reconciliation in quotation marks because we want to critically analyze the narratives, power dynamics, potential pitfalls, practices, and consequences unfolding around us.
What is on the horizon for feminism? How has a heightened awareness of LGBT2Q+ experiences shifted our understanding about the nature of gender? Does the men’s rights movement reflect coherent concerns about masculine identity? What have been the ongoing consequences of movements like #metoo?
Living in Canada is a privilege I enjoy by birthright, and which only exists as a privilege for me to the exclusion of others. How does this fact not squarely contradict my belief that all humans are equal? The more I think about it, the more the concepts of citizenship and borders seem to be …
In this episode, debaters from the UWO Debate Society take to the mics to argue about the efficiency and efficacy of the Canadian government’s response to the opioid crisis. Has Canada done enough, quickly enough, to be considered ‘responsible’?
Why does determining our personal actions toward reparation seem like such a hazy and convoluted dilemma for so many of us present day settlers?
Beginning with the history of alcohol and tobacco regulation, this conversation explores some big questions about how and why psychoactive substances are used and controlled in Canadian society.
In this conversation in the Curious Public at Central Library series, Kate Graham (@KateMarieGraham) discusses her dissertation, Leading Canada’s Cities: A Study of Urban Mayors. Kate is a PhD student in the Political Science Department at Western University. Learn more about her research at ‘Mayors Project,’ where she is exploring the role of the mayor in …
The government is a complex system with competing agendas. What does this mean for all its talk of reconciliation?
In a nation of nations, who retains the power to define nationhood itself?
When you celebrate ‘Canada’, what exactly are you celebrating?
What would it take for nation known for its diversity to change its inclusionary policies?
Does the right to die diminish the value of life?
One of the greatest things about my country is its respect for other countries.