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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Foundation stars Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, a genius mathematician who predicts the inevitable downfall of the future Galactic Empire. (Photo courtesy Apple TV+)

Ahead of the series finale, we caught up with Louie Kamookak Medal recipient Jared Harris to discuss his role as Hari Seldon on Apple TV+’s hit new series Foundation
Cory Trépanier painting

Cory Trépanier perched at the mouth of Wilberforce Falls, Hood River, west of Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut, while painting one of the pieces from his Into the Arctic series more than a decade ago. (Photo: Max Attwood)

Photo: Max Attwood
The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  

“Pitter-patter, let’s get at ’er:” The local, geographically-defined language of Letterkenny is key to the hit show’s appeal. (Photo: Crave)

Photo: Crave
From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada's geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

Female journalists of colour have received a torrent of hate email in the aftermath of the recent federal election, leading the Canadian Association of Journalists to issue a statement condemning what it calls “coordinated campaigns that strive to undermine the freedom of the press.”

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a pop culture and political commentator with CBC and Buzzfeed, explores the tension between the idea and the practice of multiculturalism in Canada — especially if you are a public figure of colour
Canadian Mosaic Project

Alberta-based photographer Tim Van Horn has been on the road since 2008, visiting more than 1,500 communities around Canada for the Canadian Mosaic project, an exploration of culture and diversity across the country. He has taken more than 85,000 portraits. (Photo: Tim Van Horn)

Photo: Tim Van Horn
Michael Adams, president of the Environics group of companies and the Environics Institute, and a regular contributor of published commentary on Canadian values and social trends, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society
A Japanese Canadian Group Portrait in Front of the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, 1909

A Japanese Canadian group portrait in front of the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver, 1909. (Photo courtesy of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre). MHSO-JAP-201097-654.tif.

Photo courtesy of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Dora Nipp, CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, reflects on the importance of chronicling migrant, ethnic and Indigenous stories as an essential means to understanding Canada in the 20th century and beyond

Omar Mouallem’s new book, Praying to the West, explores the unknown history of Islam across the Americas. (Author photo: Aaron Pedersen)

Author photo: Aaron Pedersen
Omar Mouallem, author of Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, looks at why an unshakeable faith in Canada’s multiculturalism project — common amongst the generation of Muslim immigrants who arrived in the ’70s — is not always shared by those who have migrated in the last 20 years, and is rarely felt by their children
David McGuffin and Adam Shoalts

Explore host David McGuffin, left, interviews Adam Shoalts about the inspiration for his latest book, The Whisper on the Night Wind.

Gather ’round and listen as explorer and bestselling author Adam Shoalts spins a spine-tingling tale of tracking a legendary creature in Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

A still image from “Can I just call you Sue?”, a short film by Soo Kyung Min exploring the pressure to conform as a new immigrant to Canada. (Image: Soo Kyung Min)

Image: Soo Kyung Min
Professor Anna Triandafyllidou reflects on a digital storytelling project that saw 28 graduate students from across Canada answer the question: Who am I?
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