Wayson delivered a lecture at UBC a few months ago, for which he received two standing ovations (“They put electric charges on the seats,” he said, “so they had to stand up.”) The talk was taped for the CBC-Radio program Ideas and will be aired this coming Monday at 9.05 p.m. Don’t miss it. But if you do, it will be posted on the CBC website as a podcast the following Monday.
NAVIGATING MULTICULTURAL REALITIES
Novelist and short story writer Wayson Choyexplores his personal view that many of us – whether recent arrivals or long-established citizens – suffer fears that may damage Canada’s quest to become a multicultural nation. Growing up between values and cultures, he has been an “in-between citizen” all his life. In the 2010 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, he proposes some challenging remedies that have both lightened and enlightened his life.