Posts By: Sarah Lazin

A critical look at Canada 150

Identity is oftentimes very personal. While we are influenced by our families and friends, no one else can decide how we identify. In all likelihood, you walk past hundreds of people each day, with whom you have nothing in common. But every so often (usually during the Olympics and in the lead up to Canada… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Lisa Helps

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Lisa Helps | Mayor of Victoria The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think what it means to be a Canadian is, first of… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas)

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas) | Director of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work I am a mother and a grandmother, and I think that’s really, really important for me,… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: John Lutz

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. John Lutz | Chair of the History Department The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? What does it mean to be Canadian? It’s interesting —… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: David Lau

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. David Lau | Executive Director of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Well, in terms of me being… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Jordan Stranger-Ross

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Jordan Stranger-Ross | Associate Professor of History and Project Director of the Landscapes of Injustice The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I guess I… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Eva Patenaude

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Eva Patenaude | Media and Events Coordinator at the Victoria Pride Society The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian? That is really a tough one. For me on a personal level,… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Yvonne Houssin

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Yvonne Houssin | NSU Firekeeper The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think a Canadian identity definitely comes from Canada, and I think it… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Annalee Lepp

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Annalee Lepp | Chair of the Gender Studies Department The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Good question. Well I think that on a technical… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Amirali Hassani

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Amirali Hassani | General Coordinator of WUSC UVic The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? It’s funny, because Canada is such a melting pot of… Read more »