Posts By: Sarah Lazin

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 »

Diversity in Academia

  Grace Wong Sneddon, the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, smiles as she points up to the framed certificates that hang on the wall of her office. “I hear people go, ‘what are you worried about? Stop worrying so much — you’ve got six of those things,’” Wong Sneddon says. She’s pointing at diversity… Read more »

A conversation with MLA Carole James

On June 6th, British Columbians elected a record number of Indigenous MLAs into the B.C. legislature: Melanie Mark (NDP, who was notably the first Indigenous woman to serve in the B.C. legislature), Carole James (NDP), Ellis Ross (Liberal), and Adam Olsen (Green). I had the opportunity to speak with James, the twelve-year MLA for Victoria-Beacon… Read more »