Reflections on Privilege, Discomfort, and Becoming an Ally

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By: Maddie Milne-Ives, University of Guelph UofMosaic Fellow The UofMosiac professional development weekend was very mind opening. As a White woman, born in Canada to parents with secure jobs, I have always known that I was privileged. But spending this weekend surrounded by so many strong people, of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, with stories of… Read more »

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The James P. Muldoon Jr. Bursary Award

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James P. Muldoon Jr. (1959-2016) was an independent scholar of international affairs and a senior Fellow (non-residential) with the Center for Global Change and Governance of Rutgers University – Newark. His research and writing focused on multilateral diplomacy, international organizations and global governance. Affectionately known as Jim by his friends and family, Jim was the Vice-Chair of the Mosaic Institute’s Board of… Read more »

Distillations from the 2016 Citizen Summit – One Month Later

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By: Casey A. Rosner, Citizen Summit Participant The 2016 Citizen Summit, hosted by the Mosaic Institute one month ago in Montréal, drew a crowd of diverse and dedicated professionals, change-makers, and passionate individuals to discuss the ongoing global refugee crisis. Academics, artists, and activists alike spoke of their perspectives on a kaleidoscope of contemporary refugee… Read more »

#GivingTuesdayCa

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100 Champions Getting Together to Give Dear Friends, Today is “Giving Tuesday.” Now more than ever, this day has active meaning. As we all know, recent political changes south of the border have had severe repercussions. Racist and xenophobic attacks have increased here in Canada and around the world. Now more than ever, the Mosaic… Read more »

Next Generation: Conference Day 3 Summary at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

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Summary of Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Conference Day 3 at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School – Vancouver School Board, by Mosaic Next Generation Team.  As with our other conference days, Day 3 began with a land welcome by Kat Norris. Kat is a First Nations Coast Salish Elder, social justice activist, community leader, educator,… Read more »

Next Generation – Reflections on Identity: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

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November 3, 2016 marked the third conference day for the Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (Vancouver District School Board). This conference day was based on the theme of Identity: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination, with Jen Sungshine as the guest speaker. In the below post Josie Anzai, Eileen Campbell… Read more »

UofMosaic Fellows Convene for a Weekend of Professional Development

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On November 11-13 2016, 38 UofMosaic Fellows from 9 different campuses across Canada, gathered in Toronto for a weekend of professional development training. It was an opportunity for all the students to meet as a cohort, to share their experiences on planning events at their universities, to share ideas, and to build skills and meaningful networks across… Read more »

A Dialogue on Accessible Education

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The UofMosaic Fellows on each campus plan and participate in initiatives that build a culture of meaningful and peaceful exchanges of ideas on campus. These initiatives are typically connected to current global conflicts or social justice issues that are relevant to the Fellows and their broader student body. They range from moderated dialogues, to seminars, to… Read more »

Next Generation: “Peace” – A Poem By Hadil Al-Fares

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Hadil Al-Fares is a student at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (Vancouver School Board). Hadil is from Syria and moved to Vancouver 8 months ago. She presented this poem during the “Identity: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination” workshop on Day 3 of the Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project.    PEACE is just a 5 letter word, but it… Read more »

Next Generation: I Am From…A Poem by Kyle Maunahan

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A Poem: I Am From The I am From… series of poems featured here are from Conference Day 2 of the Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project Conference at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (Vancouver School Board) held on October 26, 2016. The poems were written by students as part of the Stories We Share: Ancestral Voices and Family Histories… Read more »