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Dispatches from the Spur festival as it visits cities across Canada

Reflections on Spur Toronto by RBC Emerging Scholar Abdullah Khan

This was my first Spur Festival, and when I was applying to be an RBC Emerging Scholar, I honestly wondered what to expect. How does the program work? What did they mean by a festival of ideas? Taking part in . . .

On Risk and Journalism

From Spur Toronto RBC Emerging Scholar Sara Tatelman in anticipation of Spur Toronto 2017, launching April 6.

  Risk permeates nearly every aspect of our lives. Is it too risky to visit London after the recent attack? Does it make . . .

Welcome to Spur 2017

Last summer, as we were considering our 2017 festival theme, we were struck by the juxtaposition of Canada’s sunny sesquicentennial plans and the darkening clouds of ‘populist’ intolerance gathering in the US and around the globe. The 75 Spur events . . .

Moving from Talking to Doing

After four days of wonderful dialogues and enlightening panels about some of the most pressing issues of our time, Spur Winnipeg has spurred me into thinking about how we can continue these important conversations in our city and country, and, . . .

Contending with Marginal Histories in Books That Spur

In conceiving of new ways to imagine “Our New Tribalism,” this year’s Spur Festival in Winnipeg included two moderated events on “Books That Spur,” both of which showcased recently published books that make an important contribution to conversations about Canada’s . . .

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Political Tribalism – Spur Toronto

This podcast is also available on iTunes.

 

There was a time when political affiliation was passed down through generations, when families stood by political parties through thick and thin. Today, young people are turning their backs on partisanship labels  . . .

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