Time Travel to Brantford, 1900-1920: Telling Brantford’s Early Immigrant Stories with Christina Han

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

In this talk, Christina Han will present findings from her research “Comparative Spatial Histories of Brantford’s Early Immigrant Communities: A Deep Mapping and Digital Storytelling Project,” which investigates histories of Brantford’s Armenian, Italian, and Chinese communities from 1900-1920. She will also share how the project led to the creation of “Flashback Downtown Brantford,” a public […]

Charter Rights and the Encampment Ruling: What Does it Mean for Waterloo Region and Beyond?

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In the first ruling of its kind in Ontario, on Jan 27th the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the Region of Waterloo's attempt to evict encampment residents at 100 Victoria St. N was a violation of Charter rights (CV-22-717). Moderated by Laura Pin, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier […]

‘They’re Very Well Etched Into My Memory’: Reflections on Sport, Community, and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars with Miriam Wright

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

THE CHATHAM COLOURED ALL-STARS, a Black baseball team from Chatham, Ontario was among a number of Black teams that joined white-dominated amateur leagues in the 1930s. The All-Stars developed a high profile in southwestern Ontario baseball over their eight years together which eventually gave them a space to demand more equitable treatment (with varying results). […]

Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Guarantee – A Panel Discussion

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

Amid soaring costs of essentials, could a basic income guarantee be the game-changer? Both the market economy and welfare system are falling short, with minimum-wage workers, and people receiving social assistance trapped thousands of dollars below the poverty line. Imagine a transformative solution: a basic income guarantee for every adult, employed or not. Critics may […]