Our 2016-17 school year continues in Canada, a country that consistently ranks among the best places in the world to live and visit. Canada is also regarded as one of the most peaceful countries on earth, and while here our Theory of Knowledge students might discuss Canada’s commitment to possessing no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, and how it might protect itself in the event of war.
From Newfoundland to British Columbia and everywhere in between, Canadians are inherently proud of their country’s pristine mountain ranges and unspoiled coastlines, and our biology students will likely look forward to exploring this rugged wilderness as they collect samples in the field. Our students shouldn’t expect to be living in remote log cabins, however: Canada is home to multiple world-class cities, each offering unparalleled museums and top-notch mass transit.
Our term here will also offer chances to learn about the many different cultures and languages that exist within Canada’s three groups of Indigineous peoples: the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. As visitors to their land, we look forward to learning about the myriad traditions they’ve kept alive for thousands of years.