• September 14, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Ottawa

Spur launches its third Ottawa Festival on the topic of ‘Risk’, continuing the conversation we began in November 2016. As we head into Canada’s sesquicentennial, we tackle the issue of nation building with a particular look at what are we . . .

  • June 3, 2017
  • 12:30 pm
  • Memorial Park Library

Worsening floods across the country. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially . . .

  • June 2, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Globe Cinema

Spur hosts a screening of the new film, Giants of Africa, seeking to answer the question: can sport really change the world? About The Film: Inspired by the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, Giants of Africa exists to create . . .

  • May 6, 2017
  • 12:30 pm
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

When polled, Canadians consistently rank healthcare in their top three concerns (alongside the economy and the environment). As a society, what are our greatest risks to providing successful health outcomes for Canadians? Much of the public debate is about health . . .

  • May 7, 2017
  • 4:30 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

Alternative facts. Fake news. A newly combative media. Increasing risks for  journalists. What role has journalism traditionally played in speaking truth to power, and how has that been impacted by the digital tsunami that turned media on its head, and . . .

  • May 7, 2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

Co-presented with the CMU Centre for Ecological and Economic Resilience, Spur asks in what conditions are local economies better at creating jobs and prosperity than transnational corporations? After a decades-long focus on globalization, and in a world where the nature . . .

  • May 7, 2017
  • 12:30 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

Worsening floods across the country. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially . . .

  • May 6, 2017
  • 5:00 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

The world is in a very risky chapter right now. Wars, famine, and climate-change catastrophes that lead to the widespread migration of people threaten to outstrip our ability to cope with the consequences. And then there’s Donald Trump. Foreign policy . . .

  • May 6, 2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

There has been significant controversy about the federal government’s ​celebration of ​the ​​​150​th anniversary of confederation, with hashtags like #Resistance150 and #Colonialism150 spreading across social media. While some Indigenous leaders have opted out entirely, others approached engagements as a platform . . .

  • May 6, 2017
  • 10:30 am
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

The difficult experiences recounted by asylum seekers crossing Manitoba’s borders have made international headlines. With the surge in refugee arrivals, and polling that indicates the vast majority of Canadians want refugee acceptance levels where they currently are, or lower, Spur . . .

  • May 5, 2017
  • 9:00 pm
  • Omard Park

Spur will host the third annual Spur bike jam, the official launch of the Rainbow Trout Music Festival’s summer programming. Beginning in Omand Park (1430 Portage Ave), cyclists of all shapes and sizes, will embark on a group ride with . . .

  • May 5, 2017
  • 5:00 pm
  • Albert Street Cocktail Company

Spur invites three Black Canadian artists – a filmmaker, a poet, and a musician – to explore the risk and responsibility of the arts to challenge singular visions of Canada and Canadian-ness. While artistic practice can build bridges between communities, . . .

  • May 5, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Richardson Building Salon A&B

Don Thompson, in his latest book The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market, uses the contemporary art market to explore risk and behavioural economics. The art market is fertile ground for study: valuations . . .

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