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The Show Must Go On

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The Show Must Go On

Every year around spring the Green College drama group, the “GC Players”, perform for college and other members of the community. This year the performance encountered some unexpected obstacles. The outbreak of Coronavirus and the ensuing global pandemic meant that in-person gatherings had to be cancelled, a seemingly insurmountable problem for something that requires an audience.

Introducing the Green College Radio

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Introducing the Green College Radio

As the world goes virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Green College’s social committee was determined to keep the social life of the college thriving. During this period of very restricted social interaction, co-chairs of the social committee, Hannah and Bronwyn, saw that their roles in the community were now even more important than ever.

Alison Wearing Invites You to the Virtual Launch of her new book, "Moments of Glad Grace"

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Alison Wearing Invites You to the Virtual Launch of her new book, "Moments of Glad Grace"


The livestreamed performance (musical reading), part of the National Arts Centre's #CanadaPerforms series, will take place on April 7 at 5pm (PST), on Facebook. You can find information about the livestream here.

Bugs to Buildings: A Lecture by Green College Leading Scholars

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“What happens when an ecologist, a civil engineer, and a structural engineer, walk into a bar…”

Michelle Tseng, Omar Swei, and Carlos Molina Hutt

The Leading Scholars’ Series is great for many reasons, but especially in the way it brings people together across disciplines, and generates dialogues on topics people didn’t know that they had in common.

Social-Distancing Tips and Tricks -by Mairi Stirling Hill, GC Resident Member and Blog Writer

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Social-Distancing Tips and Tricks -by Mairi Stirling Hill, GC Resident Member and Blog Writer

As the global COVID19 continues to unfold and things get more unpredictable, it is necessary to take note of our mental and physical wellbeing. This can be tough, especially in times of crisis, but that just means that it is all the more important to check in on yourself as well as others, and be prepared with some techniques for coping with the rapidly changing situation.

Don’t Get Locked In -Henrik Jacobsen on Climate Change and the “Smart City”

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Don’t Get Locked In

Henrik Jacobsen on Climate Change and the “Smart City”

The second lecture in the Resident Members’ Series this year was brought to us by Henrik Jacobsen, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science. The talk focused on the concept of the “smart city” especially in the context of our current climate crisis.

The Circle and the Rectangle: Art, Indigenous Residential Schools and the Dynamics of Oppression and Healing -by Ruth Phillips

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In February, art historian Ruth Phillips visited Green College from Carleton University. The former director of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), located next door to the college, she opened her talk with a painting by Cree artist Kent Monkman called The Scream. The painting, which you can view here, depicts RCMP officers forcibly removing Indigenous children from their families and homes to be placed in residential schools.

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