Black African History – Africville (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Africville, Nova Scotia The following documentary titled Remember Africville (1991), available on the National Film Board of Canada site, recounts the history of a small black settlement called Africville, located within the seaside city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The settlement was a racially isolated area established in the 1830s by population of African descent – former slaves, escaped slaves and free people, often Black loyalists – whom played a founding role in the settling of Nova Scotia seeking employment and a better life. The community of Africville grew in the 1900s… Read More

Distinguished Prizes Series: The Trudeau Fellowships

In this latest entry of our distinguished awards series, we take a brief look at the prestigious Trudeau Fellowships — a series of annual awards granted by the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of academic and research excellence in the humanities and arts in Canada– a prestigious award valued at $225 000, paid over three years. The Trudeau Fellowship is considered one of the highest Canadian distinction in the humanities and arts. Trudeau Fellows are granted significant freedom to manage and use the funds for their research but are also required to undertake… Read More

Part I: Introduction to “The Residential Schools” in Canada

In the spring of 2010, I accepted a research position with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a graduate student in political theory — an experience that has since undoubtedly affected me in a positive and maturing sense. The research not only matured my outlook on what meaningful interdisciplinary work looked like but also on how numerous philosophical questions (e.g., of injustice, autonomy as well the contestability, multiplicity and re-narration of histories) applied as well as existed between European and Aboriginal intellectual contexts and ordinary lives. I was then and… Read More

The 2nd Quarter Report for © Integrating Horizons

by Charles Dumais, B.A., M.A., Writer and Editor in Chief There’s been such a range of perspectives covered in these first two quarters of 2014. © Integrating Horizons, the project of this very website which I started in February of this year, continues the conversations as well as the dialogues and reflections that seek to further explore the interdisciplinary and practical relations of the field of philosophy to shared global problems — those that have been articulated at conferences and public events. I found that it was almost always the case that… Read More

Justice L’Heureux-Dubé at Pro Bono Students Canada Volunteer Appreciation Event

University of Toronto Law, 2013 Click here for the video. In the following video, former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Claire Heureux-Dubé spoke at the 2013 Pro Bono Students Canada Volunteer Appreciation Event at the University of Toronto Law. The interview features Justice Heureux-Dubé’s, unfortunately cursory, reflections on some of the precedent and current case law at the Supreme Court. Madame Justice’s discussion however on the role of dissension in the legal tradition inherited in Canada and the issue of access to justice in Canada were particularly insightful. Click here for the… Read More