The 2017 edition Spur Ottawa, originally to take place September 15th and 16th, has been cancelled. If you have purchased tickets or a festival pass for Spur Ottawa through our Eventbrite page, you will receive a refund as soon as . . .
Dispatches from the Spur festival as it visits cities across Canada
The following is an essay by Canada 150 Spur Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Jessica Jacobson-Konefall. 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 perspectives . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
Four years ago I started learning about sexuality and gender and their fluidity. I had the freedom and privilege to have conversations and discussions with people about these concepts. I’ve see people discover themselves and flourish. I feel like during . . .
In the words of Leonardo Da Vinci, “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” This week, May 12-15, our city has the opportunity . . .
It has been roughly four weeks since I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the Spur Festival. In that time, I’ve been able to reflect on the many intellectually stimulating conversations that I participated in during the festival, and . . .
Many of you may have wondered about the theme of Our New Tribalism for #Spur16. I know I did. I remember asking myself “what is the definition of a tribe?” and whether it is what distinguishes us from one another. . . .
The 2016 Spur Festival presented an interesting mix of topics, ideas and perspectives that left me with a lot to think about. I am very appreciative for the opportunity to have been involved this year as an RBC Emerging Scholar . . .
As a second-generation immigrant and the proud son of two parents who were refugees from the Vietnam War, I have always grappled with my identity and who I am. I would often wonder whether I am Chinese (they are of . . .