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Canadian Autonomy: The Paris Peace Conference

    The year is 1919. The first world war is at its resolution, but in order to officially declare the conflict between the Allies and Central Powers over, a conference must be held in which the major political powers of the world deliberate Germany’s fate. On January 12th of 1919, a preliminary meeting was held in Paris by representatives from five great powers: Britain, the U.S., France, Italy, and.. Read More

Desmos Graphing: Sandy the Squirrel

Desmos Graph When choosing an image I would be duplicating for the next week using solely functions and relations, I knew that the most logical decision would be cartoon characters for the simplicity of their design. I chose Sandy from Spongebob predominately because of the curves of the drawing, which I thought would be easy to replicate using circles and parabolas. However, this wasn’t the case when I recreated the drawing… Read More

Maurice Richard

Qu’est-ce qui fait un héros? What makes a hero? It’s a question the Quebecois of the 1940s answered when they looked to television screens and saw a human rocket skating on ice with a hockey stick in hand.  In Charles Foran’s Maurice Richard, the author explores the story of a man born like any other, who rose above his status quo to become a symbol of pride for French-Canadians all.. Read More

Macdonald’s Malevolent Management of Canada: Why He Should Be Removed

  Is the modern preservation of history keeping the triumphs and turmoil of our past from fading from the minds of society? That very question is being hotly debated as the public disputes the use of the name and likeness of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister and Founding Father, on public institutions across Canada. Advocates for the continued use of his likeness argue that his establishment of.. Read More

In-Depth #6

Overview The fact that this will be my last In-Depth blog post ever is bittersweet. I’ll miss the long and arduous projects that lead to amazing and pride-inspiring results. In these past four weeks, I’ve spent time watching videos mainly about making patterns and preparing to make my own patterns for In-Depth. I’ve met with Ms. Learmonth once over the past few weeks as she’s been very busy with the.. Read More

Maurice Richard: A Biography Check-In

When I attempt to think of a quintessential Canadian, my mind blanks. There are so many demographics in Canada that converging all of them into one would be an injustice to the unique cultures and experiences of the many groups and representations. Therefore, I decided to instead delve into the rich and colourful history of French-Canadians. French culture in Canada is prominent, even more so in Quebéc, and exploring that.. Read More

In-Depth #5

The First Garment Over the past month, I’ve had a lot of time to do research and learn a bit more about my topic. I’m starting to figure out the final garments I want to make for In-Depth. In addition to the bandeau top my mentor and I are discussing below, I’m going to be making two t-shirts and another top. If I can, I want to attempt making a bottom… Read More

Postnationalism in Canada

Is Canada a nation, simply a country, or a “post-national” state? Canada is well on its way to becoming, as 23rd Prime Minister Justin Trudeau states, the world’s first post-national state. Postnationalism is essentially the transcension of a country in terms of nationalistic ideals in favour of more global outlooks on economics, politics, social and cultural issues, and other important factors of a country’s identity. The quintessential Candian identity has.. Read More

In-Depth #4

The past two weeks I’ve continued drawing and started to research fabrics and patterns. Adding more texture and detail to my drawings has been very beneficial in helping those looking at the drawings understand things like what fabric I’m using and how I want the garments to drape. I plan on starting to practice planning, drawing, and cutting patterns next week and purchase some fabric I can use to start.. Read More

Romeo and Juliet Act II: Critical Response

Based on our readings so far, do you agree or disagree that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “’infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love’”? Why or why not? Provide at least two pieces of textual evidence. Based on our readings, I believe that Romeo and Juliet, while not engaging in puppy love, are infatuated rather than truly being in love. Montague reveals to Paris, one of Juliet’s suitors, that.. Read More