The suburban-built environment whitewashes the violence and theft on which Canada is built.
When Britain legislated to abolish slavery in 1833, some former slave owners moved to the Australasian colonies. New research traces this movement of people, money and ideologies.
The late Princess of Wales has become a vehicle for others to reflect their own feelings.
Reactions to the new figure embody the problems that come with recreating the images of modern icons
Statues can help us more fully understand our past and celebrate the contribution of women.
A survey of history teachers in Canada showed the prevalence of the myth of objectivity among history teachers.
Activists are taking a creative approach to complex debates despite intransigence from Westminster.
As the government cracks down on the right to protest, we should remind ourselves of similarities between new legislation and older legacies of imperialism.
Contending with Canada’s history means acknowledging different versions of the truth. Toppling statues won’t resolve the wrongs of the past — education is an important part of democracy and inclusion.
The proposal that monuments must be preserved at any cost hinders rather than helps institutions handle the decolonisation of their collections.
Contemplating the future of the business school means we must decide what kind of society we want our students to create and what reforms are needed to enable them to do so.
Both the COVID-19 pandemic and urgent debates around public heritage and monuments shape how Nuit Blanche Toronto is seeking to engage artists and viewers in remapping cities.
Today’s urgent inequality and environmental crises mean that more, not fewer, students should be studying history.
Demands to remove, or preserve, the statues polarize communities, rather than building a shared future.
The political metamorphosis of Louis Riel illustrates one of the most paradoxical aspects of nationalism: how former enemies can be transformed into compatriots.
As anti-racism protests take aim at statues of slave owners and racist figures, Canada needs to reassess how it remembers its past.
Monuments are testaments to how a society wants to remember. Now is the time to ask which monuments can withstand introspection. Artists are opening those conversations – sometimes hilariously.
Statues and monuments have been used to present a revisionist history in which empire was great while omitting the violence they subvertly celebrate.
The vandalism of colonial statues is an expression of political protest against the celebration of settler colonialism in Canada.
We might think of sporting statues commemorating great players. But three new statues are showing us they can commemorate great cultural moments, too.