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When it comes to climate change, the math and science are clear -- but not to everyone. The arts can be powerful allies in helping us all understand the severity of the challenge and the urgency for action.
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Books often act as our friends, companions and teachers. They can entertain, educate and impart life lessons. Stories can also be introduced to students from a very young age and many of these stories carry meaning for years to come.
photo courtesy of Killbeat Music and Shane Koyczan Shane Koyczan, internationally renowned spoken word artist, just launched his latest album Debris with his band The Short Story Long. He chatted with...
“There are women waiting for you to care less about what they wear, and care more about the fact that so many have gone missing.”
"My Canada Day will be at the next election."
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“It’s amazing that something so ancient feels still so alive — and wildly alive."
Shane Koyczan brings relevance to poetry, because he is inimitably relatable. He makes beautiful art from pain and speaks openly about his struggles with acquired brain injury. His candor about his struggles serve to reinforce the message: You are not alone.
In his newest video for a poem called "Heaven, or Whatever," Vancouver poet Shane Koyczan reveals the confusing but loving relationship he shared with his grandfather. Koyczan begins: "'You can't just...
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Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has plenty of first-hand experience with bullying. As a child he was pushed around a lot, so much that for a while, he didn't really feel like he had a childhood at a...
Neil Young, Feist, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and members of Metric are just some of the acts confirmed to appear on The Blue Dot Tour, the national farewell tour for acclaimed scientist a...
Brad had spent twenty years battling addictions but the turning point came when he saw a poster for the 2005 BMO Vancouver Marathon. Not only did he run it but he came in 743 out of 5,000 athletes. Shortly before the article I was reading was published, Brad, whose running name is "Caribou Legs", had just finished an incredible ultra-run.