Practical & Applied Arts
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 2. Ed
Eduard Minevich was born in Omsk, Russia and lived in Leningrad during the siege. One day during the war he saved a man's life who in return offered to teach Ed to play violin. Now in Canada, Ed has been concertmaster in London, Kitchener and Regina.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 4. Dr. Li
Dr. Zhi Heng Li is a Chinese doctor that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain. Using a combination of herbs and acupuncture, he demonstrates the value of Chinese medicine that is not successfully treated through traditional Western practice.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 3. Mouneeb
Mouneeb Shahid operates a media production company in Saskatoon. His competitive advantage is his ability to innovate faster than his competition. As many young entrepreneurs experience, running a business comes with consequences for his home life.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 5. Haidah
Haidah Amirzadeh entered Canada as a political refugee. She arrived without speaking English. Now she is an immigration lawyer, the President of the Board of Directors at the Open Door Society, and is married to a prominent Canadian artist.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 6. Leemai
Leemai Lafontaine comes from a musical family. His parents raised a family that toured Canada as the musical group "The Fifth Generation". Today Leemai is studying to be a dentist while still pursuing his dream of becoming a hip hop music artist.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 1. Danny
Danny Bradbury came to Canada from London to marry a girl from Saskatchewan. His home life is that of a regular Canadian, but work life puts him on the cutting edge of the postmodern economy. Danny is an exploration of the virtualization of culture.
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom
The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:
- ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
- teach students how to think critically about any...
How Changing Language Could Help in the Fight Against Opioids
This video clip from the CBC’s The National reports on an alternate way of looking at addiction as a disease, rather than a choice. It encourages the viewer to consider the language used when referring to substance abuse disorders and how language can either help or hinder users from getting the ...