Decolonizing the Mind: Indigenous Knowledge in the University

Jennifer Bonder The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2016 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous Peoples […]

Why a New Royal Proclamation Needs a New Treaty of Niagara

Caleb Holden The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2016 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous Peoples […]

#MyReconciliationIncludes Decolonizing Canada

Adryan Bergstrom-Borins I would like to begin by acknowledging the sacred land that I exist on, which has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years. This occupied land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was […]

A Canadian Voice that Deserves More than Status Quo

Senator Hugh Segal  The challenge of shaping tomorrow’s CBC is, in some ways, the challenge of Canadian excellence and how to advance it in a competitive and digital world.  If the CBC was the answer back when the R.B. Bennett Tory government created it many decades ago, what was the question?  And, what is the […]

Your Symposium. Your future.

Michael Valpy What protections will the world’s nations put in place to try to protect the planet and its inhabitants from greed, economic recklessness, barbarism and environmental despoliation? What will be — in Plato’s words — the art of measurement that saves our lives? Your student colleagues at SPPG and across the campus at Massey […]

Democracy, Expertise – and Politics

When a new policy is announced, or adopted, the motivations behind it are not always clear.  In a well-established democracy like ours, there are often contrasts between expert advice, public opinion and political decision-making.  Sometimes these forces are in alignment; sometimes they are at odds.  These days, examples of the latter are plentiful. Let’s start […]