Sorry, I’m Canadian

27may2:00 pm3:00 pmSorry, I’m CanadianWith Michael Adams, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Judy Eaton, and Linda Besner

Speakers for this event

  • Brandon Ash-Mohammed

    Brandon Ash-Mohammed

    Comedian

    A fresh face in comedy, Brandon has been named a JFL Montreal New Face; and was the winner of a Canadian Screen Award for his work as Head Writer on Canada’s Drag Race. In 2018, he created The Ethnic Rainbow (Canada’s first & only comedy show for LGBT comedians of colour). Brandon’s album, Capricornication, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Canada Comedy charts made him the first Gay, Black Canadian to release a comedy album. NPR’s Bullseye named it “one of the best comedy albums of 2020.” Brandon was one of the stars of Amazon original series Last One Laughing: Canada. He most recently served as the Toronto correspondent on the longest-running comedy show in Canadian history, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

    Comedian

  • Judy Eaton

    Judy Eaton

    Professor

    Judy Eaton is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus where she researches the causes, consequences and resolution of interpersonal conflict. Using a social cognitive framework, her research has examined the role of apology and other gestures of remorse in facilitating forgiveness

    Professor

  • Linda Besner

    Linda Besner

    Moderator

    Linda Besner is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Hazlitt, enRoute, and Real Life among other publications. She has won two Silver National Magazine Awards and currently lives in Toronto.

    URL https://www.lindabesner.com/

    Moderator

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams

    Author

    Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded the Environics Institute for Survey Research, where he also serves as President. He is the author of six books, including Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, which won the Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy in 2004 and was named by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books ever published in Canada.

    Author

Event Details

Presented by the Toronto Public Library

Do Canadians apologize too much? Are we perhaps watering down the meaning of ‘I’m Sorry’ with our overt attempts at politeness? Host Linda Besner gathers a panel of experts to discuss the social, psychological and cultural factors that play into the Canadian identity related to always being sorry.

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Presented by the Toronto Public Library