Month: February 2018

Students join creative forces with powerful results

“Words to Pictures,” had its start when Toronto artist Heather Graham made a pitch to the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) with an idea to generate community involvement and interest in the gallery. What resulted was a collaboration of poetry and interpretive visual artwork conveying the thoughts of today’s youth. Upon being given the go-ahead, Graham held a workshop with students of Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga in which they were asked to create poems based on issues of personal importance rooted in their memory or experiences. The resulting 21 poems reflected a variety of topics...

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Take time to experience “Reminds Me of M” at PAMA

Toronto artist Heather Graham’s exhibit, “Reminds Me of M”, on now at Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA), is a thought-provoking collection of pieces which convey a theme of time and memory and the interconnection between them. Through paintings and videos, Graham represents time in a manner that captures its fleetingness. She attempts to allow her audience to draw their own memories from her work by providing what she refers to as “blanks for the viewer to fill in, as a way to project onto my artwork.”  Her unique techniques create the necessary distance between the subject and...

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Seniors at risk for online scams

As recent data breaches make headlines and with tax season fast approaching, seniors are at risk for online scams and fraud. According to a Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) study, 64 per cent of Canadian seniors have been the victim or target of at least one common online scam or hack. The perceived accumulation of pensioner wealth and the increased internet use by seniors, especially to file their taxes, combined with the fact that seniors are less likely to report crimes due to embarrassment, makes them prime targets for online scams. According to experts at Public Safety Canada, the...

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Are we ready for the next thing?

Our food supply is ever changing. From hunting and gathering to farming our food, increasing yields has always been a challenge. Every major agricultural innovation heralds a new era of improved survival, increased life expectancy and along with that, more people. Keeping up with more people requires more innovation, which in turn means more people. Improving agricultural yields to fill today’s 7.6 billion stomachs requires unprecedented ingenuity. How will we meet the challenges of the 11 billion people projected to inhabit our shrinking blue orb by the end of this century? From the science of genetically modified organisms (GMO)...

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Library’s Open Window Hub program holds sock drive for the homeless

Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga, aims to provide the city’s homeless with socks to ensure their feet stay warm and dry. The initiative is part of the library’s Open Window Hub pilot project, which helps the homeless as well as vulnerable youth and adults. “Socks are the most requested item at shelters and the least donated,” said Rose Vespa, library services director. “Through our outreach program, we want to make sure our homeless population has the supplies they need to get through this cold winter. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga is one unique way to assist the local homeless...

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