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    Anubha Momin: The Immigrant Settler

    Anubha Momin: The Immigrant Settler

    The idea that we as immigrants who were colonised can move to Canada and become settlers is an unsettling thought. But to the Indigenous peoples of Canada, that is who we are. We are all immigrants, and we participate in some way in a colonial system inflicted on the Indigenous people. In her talk, Anubha Momin is a writer and performer in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and she talks about her Southern privilege and decolonising herself.
     
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    Eternity Martis: Sharing your Truths

    Eternity Martis: Sharing your Truths

    Personal storytelling has historically provided a new lens of experiences that challenge oppressive systems and introduced thousands of readers to the hardships of marginalised communities. Author and journalist Eternity Martis believes that these stories inspire future generations to create real change.
     
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    Waubgeshig Rice: World Book Day

    Waubgeshig Rice: World Book Day

    The words we choose to share, write, and speak can influence and change the narrative of stereotypes we see in Canada, encouraging for more accurate depictions and stories of marginalized communities and characters. With World Book Day just around the corner, we wanted to acknowledge storytelling’s influential force on culture in Canada. For Annishinaabe author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice, words gave him the ability to change the conversation around Indigenous communities and break stereotypes.
     
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    Dianna Hu: Spoon Suckers

    Dianna Hu: Spoon Suckers

    Simple routines can suck up an incredible amount of time and energy for disabled people. Dianna Hu is a software engineer at Google, and she describes this energy as a limited number of spoons you start your day with and are destined to run out of. During the pandemic, Hu has begun to reclaim her spoons and find accessibility through working at home. With more spoons, comes more freedom; a new more accessible normal.
     
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    Daryl Haggard: Why Black Holes Have Excellent Manners

    Daryl Haggard: Why Black Holes Have Excellent Manners

    When we think of black holes, we think of a dark and terrifying unknown that distorts everything it touches. But, have we ever considered black holes to be polite? Daryl Haggard is a Canadian Research Chair in Multi-messenger Astrophysics and associate professor of Physics at McGill University and she spoke at CIFAR Presents The Walrus Talks Exploration in March 2020.
     
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    Krista Byers-Heinlein: The Value of Linguistic Diversity

    Krista Byers-Heinlein: The Value of Linguistic Diversity

    Children’s learning begins in the home - and the language spoken in the home is fundamental to a young child’s education.So, should parents be raising children with more than one language?
    And what are the benefits of children being bilingual? On International Mother Language Day, we celebrate linguistic diversity with Krista Byers-Heinlein, a developmental psychologist and associate professor of Psychology at Concordia University who spoke at The Walrus Talks Living Better in 2019.
     
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