Thorleif Thorleifsson: A Historic Sail Through the Arctic

Thorleif Thorleifsson is a Norweigan naval officer, sailor, and polar explorer.  He has been a part of extensive sailing expeditions in the North Atlantic, the Arctic, and the Barents sea.  He tells us about his recent historic sail through the Arctic.

Canada’s Arts and Culture Policy Landscape

We hear our civic leaders and researchers discussing the “creative economy”, but who is part of it?


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Multiculturalism and Diversity

Canada is often touted as being a leader in multiculturalism policy and diversity management.  What does multiculturalism policy really mean and entail?  How well are we managing diversity?


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City Building and Place Making

How do governments, civil society, and regional planning bodies work together to make a city-region prosperous and sustainable?  Beyond the Headlines explores the ingredients for the creation of a world-class city.


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Canadian International Trade – Global Choices and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

There is a gravity shift of the world economic order underway.  In 2010, China became the world’s second largest economy after the United States.  By 2030 it is estimated that the Chinese and Indian economies combined will be nearly twice the size of the American economy.  But is Canada poised to take advantage of this economic gravity shift?


  • Michael Hart, Professor, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Professor of International Affairs
  • Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit, Michigan
  • Peter Morton, Journalist, International Economic Reporters’s Group

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