UofMosaic Guelph’s Cook & Learn

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On March 20th, the UofMosaic team at the University of Guelph, hosted a Cook and Learn Event, in partnership with our campus’ chapter of Universities Fighting World Hunger. The event was the final part of our 3-event series that has been focused on the issue of food security around the world, this time in Latin… Read more »

Educational Screening: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice at Ryerson University

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On February 9th, we [Ryerson UofMosaic Fellows] collaborated with the National Film Board of Canada, to host a screening of ‘We Can’t Make the Same Mistakes Twice’, produced and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. This event was also graciously supported by the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, the Ryerson Aboriginal Education Council, Ryerson Aboriginal Student… Read more »

Grappling with the idea of being a global citizen

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By: Mercedes Fogarassy, PCJ Placement 2017 Having spent five weeks learning about the way that the Mosaic Institute works as a placement student on behalf of the Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies program at the University of Toronto allowed me to broaden my own understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Being… Read more »

UofMosaic Panel on Colourism

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On Monday, March 13, 2017 we (UofMosaic Fellows at McGill) partnered with McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association to host the second segment of our 2-part panel discussion series on colourism. The panel explored how the theme of colourism is presented within the Latin American, South Asian, North African and Anglo-Caribbean diasporic contexts. Our four… Read more »

Highlights from our Blanket Activity at Ryerson University

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    Last month, the Ryerson UofMosaic Fellows hosted a small workshop with 30 students, staff and faculty on campus. The workshop was modeled after the KAIROS blanket activity, which is an interactive teaching tool used to guide participants through different parts of Canadian Indigenous history including the effects of residential schools on families and… Read more »

Learning through Diversity: Learning from a trip to Uganda

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Timothy Law is our Winter 2017 PCJ-Mosaic Intern, and is working with us to develop proposals for future initiatives. Below, Timothy reflects on his recent trip to Uganda, and how his experiences there highlighted how diversity can be a tool for learning.  The Mosaic Institute, in its research, operations, and programming, affirms its motto which states that “difference… Read more »

Next Generation Project Returns Home: Conference Day 1 Summary

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#NextGeneration2017@Garneau: Conference Day 1 Summary  After a few years away from Ontario, the Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project returned home on February 22, 2017 where it launched at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, in the Toronto District School Board. Garneau is the 3rd largest school in Ontario and has a highly diverse student body. There… Read more »

Presentation and Workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Our UofMosaic Fellowship activities this year started off by hosting a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 2017 UBC Student Leadership Conference. With the theme of Disrupt Ordinary, our goal was to reflect on how the SDGs were disrupting the ordinary narrative of development. Our presentation began with a history of international… Read more »