• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

The 5th annual Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian welcomed David Buckland of Cape Farewell, who at the time was working in partnership with the rare Charitable Research Reserve, and celebrated author M.G. Vassanji, who had already won the Giller Prize twice for his novels The Book of Secrets and The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. The musical entertainment for the evening was provided by the band Eccodek with special guests Ishra & Invoke-tress Dance Theatre, and percussionist Sam Cino.

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  • Commentary on Arctic Sovereignty

    Originally published November 2007

    by Ken Coates, Ph.D

    The global debate about Arctic sovereignty has rekindled Canadian interest in the far North. A curious conjunction of northern issues—the…

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