Whale in the Door

A Community Unites to Protect BC's Howe Sound

Month: February 2018

An Afternoon Quest

Pauline and Quest University Students

Yesterday, I spent a delightful hour with seventeen eager, committed and super smart students from Quest University, Canada’s first independent, not-for-profit secular university. The students left their spectacular coastal mountain community in Squamish at the crack of dawn, and arrived on Bowen Island to spend the day with Maï Yasue who teaches their Communities and Conservation course. Maï, a conservation scientist with a focus on how to motivate people to […]

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A Whale on the Ferry

Whale in the Door on BC Ferries

Next time you travel on BC Ferries, go into the bookstore and check out their wonderful display of BC books. My friend, Judi, was so pleased to see the Whale on the shelves that she sent me this photo. Next to Whale in the Door is Carbon Play, a fascinating book by Robert Falls. Robert and I read together last fall at a Read Local BC event at Co-op Books […]

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The Second Discovery of America

In my research for Whale in the Door, I read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, the Indian Act, and many books written by Indigenous authors. As part of my Knowing Our Place initiative, it became clear that a book club addressing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous in Canada would be a worthwhile endeavour. Here is the article I wrote about the book club for The Undercurrent, our local […]

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