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May 26, 2016
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Pardeep Singh Nagra is a man of many talents. He is the Executive Director of the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario; he is also an historian, a researcher, an athelete, a public speaker and a human rights advocate. In the 1990s Mr. Nagra was barred from competing in a...
May 20, 2016
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David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, writer and broadcaster, known across Canada and the world for his radio and television programs about science and nature. Countless Canadians – including myself – grew up watching his shows and reading his books and can trace their own...
May 14, 2016
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Elaine Lui – known more popularly as Lainey Lui – Is a broadcaster and one of the most successful gossip bloggers in the world. Her website LaineyGossip reaches about 1.5 million readers every month and she currently appears on two daily, national television shows; she is CTV’s The Social Co-Host...
May 3, 2016
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Art Miki was born in British Columbia but mostly grew up in Manitoba, where he attended the Universty of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba and pursued a careeer in education. In 1984 Art Miki became president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. As president, he  played a...
April 18, 2016
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You can’t really go anywhere on the Internet to escape from clickbait. Those headlines are everywhere, promising stories that will shock, amaze and astound you – if only you’d click on the link!  The problem is that far too often the content you find does not live up to the clickbait hype. Without...
April 14, 2016
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April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week (NVW) – a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Here at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, volunteers are a vital and valued part of our team. Last week I had the chance to chat with three of our volunteers – Nicole Lacasse Brass...
Did you know that smart phones have an “accessibility” mode to help people who are blind or have low vision? I didn’t know…until my own phone decided one day to set itself to “accessibility” mode, which left me totally confused and unable to use it. This mode, which uses VoiceOver (Apple) or...
March 8, 2016
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The year 2016 marks a century since women in Canada first got the right to vote and so it seems like a fine time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women. Here at the Museum we share the stories of many Canadian women who have fought for human rights. Some of them are very well-known, like...
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