Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” 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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