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Nipissing University: Honourary Degree

Nipissing University will present five outstanding leaders with honorary degrees, the University’s highest distinction, during its upcoming Convocation ceremonies.

Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice, philanthropists John and Adrienne Peacock, filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin, and former sports broadcaster and North Bay city councillor, Peter Handley will each be recognized with an honorary degree and deliver an address to the graduating class.

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Banff: Winter Writers Residency 2024

Application deadline: September 6, 2023
Program dates: January 15 – February 2, 2024

Featuring Casey Plett and Waub Rice


The Winter Writers Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

Find out more and apply at the Banff Centre.

“Perhaps it’s the choice itself, to become part of a wider community that’s steeped in tradition and carried by hope, that appeals to Indigenous Leafs fans like me. The devotion unites us with fans from other cultures and communities, and we’re bound by the stories, the dreams, the heartbreaks, and the triumphs. We’re all holding out hope for the ultimate payoff of that lifelong dedication. “We know one day [the Leafs] will be victorious,” Goudreau wrote at the end of her message to me. “We’ve had small victories along the way, and we are never giving up.””

From The Paradox of Being a Leafs Fan in The Walrus.