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November 1, 2003 marked the inaugural Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian. The keynote lecture was delivered by Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who at the young age of 23 had already presented at the Earth Summit, received an award from the United Nations, written a book, created a TV show, and graduated from Yale University. The literary guest was Guelph’s own* Thomas King, who later that month would deliver the Massey Lecture, and the performance portion of the program was a set of dance pieces from The Young Turban Professionals with Esmeralda Enrique.

*As of 1995…

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Essays

  • An Opinion—On Being Canadian

    Originally Published November, 2003

    by Joy S. Roberts, Ph.D.

    Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to he Canadian. It’s not just that the topic has come up…

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