In this feature piece for Now Magazine, I argued that the Canadian government must fully commit to non-violent conflict resolution to meaningfully engage in reconciliation.
In 1858, thousands of miners arriving from the United States invaded the territory of the Nlaka’pamux people in search of gold. What happened next would change the course of history.
For Xtra Magazine, I profiled how LGBTQI+ communities in New York City commemorated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Stonewall Uprising.
Research and writing of a history of Toronto’s Baby Point neighbourhood, site of the reputed Old Mill Bridge.Continue reading
A public history exhibition to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of The Body Politic.Continue reading
For The Canadian Encyclopedia, I give an overview of the Indian Shaker Church, a religious movement from the 19th century that blended Christianity and Indigenous spirituality to birth a new religion.
In The Georgia Straight I argued that the proposed memorial to communism in Ottawa was a poor example of public history.
Research and writing of two 25 page guides on Canada’s involvement in the First and Second World Wars.Continue reading
To launch an exhibition at Access Art Gallery, I wrote a short essay describing the experiences of Chinese-Canadian working women in the period 1880-1945 in Vancouver. Beginning with a meditation at the Chinese Canadian War Monument on nationhood and belonging, I spiral outwards geographically and metaphorically into the realm of the lesser known stories. Original archival research completed at the Vancouver Public Library Special Collections and Multicultural History Society of Ontario.