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(Recap) “British Columbia: An Untold History” Screening + Panel Dialogue

By: Terri Hopkinson, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor Knowledge Network’s “British Columbia: An Untold History” is a four-part look at the complicated histories that shaped BC as we know it today. The series weaves together the stories of Indigenous, Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi, Black, and European people that formed this complex place. In observance

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(Recap) In Conversation: Racist Property Covenants

By: Terri Hopkinson, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor On September 23, The Laurier Institution hosted the second event in their 2021 “In Conversation” series. This series engages audiences in conversations on local, regional, and national topics regarding equity and justice. The topics are informed by current events, “wicked problems,” partnerships, and community needs.


Vancouver Land Covenants Reveal Racist Past and Present

By: Isabelle Vauclair, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor Discriminatory covenants on old land titles based on race and nationality are common throughout the Lower Mainland and B.C. While such covenants are technically void as of 1978 under Section 222 of the Land Title Act, a surprising number of them have not yet been removed.