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Komagata Maru

This morning I attended the commemoration of the one-hundred year anniversary of the Komagata Maru, a gathering of Vancouver Sikhs and east Indians. On May 23rd, 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour carrying 376 passengers from Punjab, … Continue reading

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My sabbatical year

The year 2013-14 was one of change and re-orientation. I went to Michigan to visit family as my father had been ill during the past year. When I returned to Montreal, I began exploring areas of professional interest and upgrading … Continue reading

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My Preoccupation with Traditional Knowledge

Reductionist science and the marginalization of traditional, local knowledge (TK) has preoccupied me since working at Ecological Agriculture Projects (1989-1995), a resource centre at Macdonald College of McGill University. We were a small, dedicated team of agronomists and information management … Continue reading

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Beginnings

Where did this journey begin, what set me on my path to become a librarian and a seeker of knowledge?  Every Friday evening as a child, the four older children walked with my father across the entire length of Chandler … Continue reading

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