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Dispatches from the Spur festival as it visits cities across Canada

Canada 150: GeNie on Being Canadian

The following is a video essay and performance by Canada 150 Artist Scholar-in-Residence GeNie At Spur Festivals in Winnipeg (May 4-7) and Halifax (October 27-29) Spur Canada 150 artists and scholars in residence program will integrate artistic practice and scholarly . . .

Canada 150: Reflections on Spur Winnipeg and Risk

  The following is an essay by Canada 150 Spur Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills  At Spur Festivals in Winnipeg (May 4-7) and Halifax (October 27-29) Spur Canada 150 artists and scholars in residence program will integrate artistic practice and . . .

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 . . .

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Risk and the Economy – Spur Toronto

 

How is financial risk quantified by those within the system, and what are the human factors – gut feelings, hormones and/or emotions – that impact that?

From risky lending practices, to packaged financial instruments like mortgage-backed securities no-one really  . . .

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