Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Iconic American choreographer Alvin Ailey founded his now world-travelled dance company in 1958. It was a turbulent period in his nation’s history. African-Americans were waging a long, hard campaign for civil rights. In celebrating the Black experience through dance, Ailey offered an affirmation of his community’s rightful place in American society and a powerful beacon […]

Find balance and strength in Downward Duck

Find balance and strength in Downward Duck

Shoot the Duck is a figure skating manoeuvre in which one travels forward or backward in a squatted position with a leg held forward, parallel to the ice. It is a close cousin of the Pistol Squat from fitness circles and yoga’s Hasta Padangusthasana. Our version, dubbed Downward Duck, is a dynamic balancing exercise that […]

Canadian Economic Update: Strength in Diversity

Available as: PDF Introduction I am very pleased to join you here in Winnipeg. Thank you to the Associates of the Asper School of Business for the invitation. I was able to get out for a run this morning at The Forks. It is a beautiful area, and I was struck by the impressive architecture […]