Political Tribalism – Spur Toronto

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  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 . . .

Process of Progress – Spur Halifax

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In order to create the progressive, inclusive communities we want to live
in, we first need to define how change happens and create a process for progress. In this age of
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Poets & Politicians – Spur Calgary

This podcast is now available on iTunes. Please subscribe!   Shakespeare wrote that misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows, and news commentators say endlessly that politics does the same. At Spur, we think that strange bed-fellows often make for  . . .

Hive Mind or Internet Mob – Spur Winnnipeg

  This podcast is now available on iTunes. Please subscribe!   Today, the web can bring people together, building online communities and mobilizing social movements, or create targets in a click, releasing a pack of online hounds. Spur welcomes a . . .

Gordon C. Chang: China’s Turbulent Third Era

The history of the People’s Republic, according to the dominant narrative, falls into two broad sections, the tumultuous decades dominated by Mao Zedong, the founder of “New China”, and the time of “reform and opening up” . . .

Alone Together In The Universe

Everywhere from the 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator to Canada’s own Perimeter Institute, researchers continue to push the boundaries of physics. Asking the “big questions” on everything from the origins of the universe to the nature of time and . . .

Silent Promise Of Arab Youth

In her most recent book, Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring, Bessma Momani challenges the negative assumptions surrounding the region, and focuses on the positive changes among Arab youth. According . . .

Building Community Wealth

The best way to get something done is to lead by example and in 1974 that is exactly what the small town of Dauphin, Manitoba did. In order to eliminate poverty the city guaranteed a basic . . .

Alone Together In The Digital Age

Recent years have seen study after study claim that for all the connectedness digital and social media provide we have never lived lonelier. The seemingly banal decision to tweet, text or send an email instead of . . .

The Guelph Lecture Part 2: Jaron Lanier

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers . . .

The Guelph Lecture Part 1: Lee Maracle

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers . . .

Measuring Canada’s Middle Class

The middle class. A large number of Canadians either consider themselves to be a part of it, or aspire to be a member of the middle class club. According to an EKOS poll conducted two years . . .

The Suez Crisis and the Making of Lester B. Pearson

The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis details the painstaking work of then diplomat and future 14th prime minister of Canada Lester Bowles Pearson during the Suez Crisis. As a result, Pearson saved the world . . .
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