John A. Macdonald: A Modern and Progressive Leader

In the late 19th century, John A. Macdonald was celebrated as a great man, but time has changed the definition of a ‘great man’. Macdonald is known for leading the scattered provinces of pre-Canada to confederation, being the nation’s first… Continue Reading →

In-Depth #6

Over the past four weeks, I have met with Liza to learn more about Modern Calligraphy and Improvisational/Freehand Modern Calligraphy. Improvisational Calligraphy differs from regular Modern Calligraphy in that it can trespass guidelines and have lines that leave the letter… Continue Reading →

Biography Check In

Passage #1 “Marshall later claimed that his earliest memory, dating from this [1913] time, was a view of the Peace River in Edmonton, seen from a streetcar on a bank overlooking the river. According to this memory, he saw horses… Continue Reading →

In-Depth #5

The In-Depth project is now in full swing, and I am giving more thought about what my presentation and final project will look like. I had lots of time to practice calligraphy over Spring Break, however, my recent trip to… Continue Reading →

Is Canada a “postnational” state?

Justin Trudeau’s definition of a post-national state is a place where “race, religion, language, culture – are vanquished in favor of an inclusive citizenship based on simple acknowledgment of shared humanity” (The Washington Post, 2017). What Trudeau struggles to define… Continue Reading →

In-Depth #4

Over the past two weeks, I have finished learning about the basics of Copperplate Script. In my last mentoring session, Liza (my mentor) and I went over capital letters for Copperplate, connectors for lowercase letters, and started on the writing… Continue Reading →

In-Depth #3

Over the last two weeks, I have almost completed learning the lowercase letters of Copperplate script. I have also acquired all the materials I would need for calligraphy. Those materials include an elbow pen, straight pen, 4 nibs (different types),… Continue Reading →

Romeo and Juliet Act II: Critical Response

Based on our readings so far, do you agree or disagree that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “’infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love’”? Why or why not? Provide at least two pieces of textual evidence. I think that… Continue Reading →

In-Depth #2

I recently had my first meeting with my new mentor, Liza Child. We got along very well and didn’t particularly disagree on any subjects. However, she did find that my plan to learn three completely different scripts was a little… Continue Reading →

ZIP #5

My inquiry question for this project was “What obstacles does a person face when translating poetry from Russian to English?”. My question did not change throughout the project, because I became more and more familiarized with the obstacles and challenges… Continue Reading →

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