50 years after Canada adopted multiculturalism, a new film project is checking on our progress

“Five decades after Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government adopted a formal multiculturalism policy, many Canadians, immigrants or not, are still trying to search for their identity and find their place in this country. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice efforts amid the global pandemic, Ryerson University researchers have launched an innovative project to explore the legacy of multiculturalism’s ideal and the sense of belonging to a Canadian identity.”

This is an excerpt from a feature article by The Toronto Star last week covering the i am… Project, which you can continue to read here. I was thrilled to have been a part of this initiative, and honoured to represent the group alongside the three other academics/artists who were featured in this piece.

Bruno Vompean

Bruno Vompean

Many minds think inside my own and I am always wandering: in here or out there. I take pleasure in the details and enjoy the little things. I also take pleasure in challenging worldviews, deconstructing paradigms so that we may transcend to new realities. I’m a philosopher, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

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