Naqvi makes her debut

“Winner of the 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Zehra Naqvi (left), is set to release her debut collection of poems and prose inspired by personal memory, family history and Quaranic traditions.FULL STORY


Max Wyman

December 05th, 2023

Advocating a transformative role for art and culture in modern democracy, Max Wyman’s seventh book, The Compassionate Imagination: How the Arts Are Central to a Functioning Democracy (Cormorant Books $19.95) proposes a Canadian Cultural Contract. This contract aims to revitalize societal connections by emphasizing generosity and compassion expressed through art. The past four decades witnessed a decline in the perceived importance of the arts, overshadowed by a utilitarian focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in education. The narrative prompts reflection on the potential of placing art at the core of decision making and education, envisioning a shift from STEM to STEAM. Wyman is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a former member of the board of the Canada Council for the Arts, and a former President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. 9781770866997

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