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 »

From Adversity to Action: A Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Tools for Advocacy

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On January 28th, 2017, UofMosaic Fellows at York University alongside the Syrian Response and Refugee Initiative team which is a part of the Center for Refugee Studies at York, organized – From Adversity to Action: A day of civic engagement and leadership for newcomer youth. The event’s objective was to create dialogue, training and information… Read more »

Canada In A Trump World

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After the United States election results were announced on November 8th, 2016, it quickly became clear that Americans were not the only ones who were about to enter the unknown world of a Trump presidency. In fact, this event is part of a larger global trend, and Canada is certainly no exception. This is precisely… Read more »