For Your Interest: Election Merchandise. Selling Messages. Buying Ideals.

This is a tense moment in America and American politics, and for so many reasons, the upcoming U.S. presidential elections are a (very) big deal. Every day leading up to voting day, the country has seemed to become less united and more divided.   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8745739/TOM-LEONARD-new-civil-war-tearing-America-apart-making-toxic-election-ever.html  Feelings about the president and the direction of the country have been…

For Your Interest: Emma Chamberlain. The Internet Star. The Entertainer.

Emma Chamberlain is famous. Very famous. It’s a level of fame that allows her to sell branded T-shirts, hoodies and merchandise, release her own special blend of coffee and buy herself a 4075 sq ft house in West Hollywood. http://centennialbeauty.com/emma-chamberlain-buys-home/ It is the kind of 21st Century fame which is created on and made possible by the internet. If…

The Senate honours Canadian Black artists

Two works by internationally acclaimed Black Canadian artists were installed outside the Red Chamber on September 18, 2020 – the first art display in the Senate arranged specifically to honour Canada’s Black artists. Stolen Identities, by Winnipeg painter Yisa Akinbolaji, and Who’s Who in Canada 1927 – a mixed-media piece by Vancouver-based artist Chantal Gibson – will be…

The court challenges program is an underestimated tool

We recently learned that the English Montreal School Board received funding through the Court Challenges Program (CCP) in support of its proceedings to contest Quebec’s Bill 21, An Act respecting the laicity of the State. The media widely reported the Quebec government’s criticism of this funding, but reporters unfortunately provided little information regarding its importance for official…

Fostering a different kind of virus

Shortly after the stay at home order was issued here in British Columbia, my Zumba instructor sent an email offering free online classes. It inspired me to think about what I could do. Since one of my passions is writing, I decided to start a blog focused on kindness. One of the goals of the…

World Collage Day 2020: “Collage is intuitive”

In 2018, Kolaj Magazine initiated World Collage Day, an international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. We invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. We saw fifty events in twenty-five countries and thousands of posts on social media using the hashtag, #worldcollageday. The following year, the event…

Echos from Brazil

The Covid-19 pandemic has required efforts worldwide to contain the increase in the number of cases and death. In Brazil, it has not been different. The largest country from South America has, until March 19, 647 cases, one death and some confirmed cases of local transmission. The scenario is concerning and it is expected a…

Planting the seed about the importance of soil health

What’s the big deal about soil? It’s all over the place. And, anyway, it only affects farmers, right? That might be your first reaction upon seeing this headline. That’s because we really don’t talk much about soil, one of our most precious resources. I want to change that. Of course, soil is important for farmers,…

Contribution: Blockchain, bitcoin, boggled?

The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has seen a massive explosion in value, growing from $22 billion (CAD) at the beginning of 2017 to $1 trillion over the course of the year. With the rapid growth in the crypto scene, more and more people are looking to invest and capitalize on this lucrative trend. However,…