Reflections of Canada offers unflinching look at the nation on its 150th anniversary

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Evolutionary biologist Philippe Tortell saw the 150th anniversary of Confederation as an opportunity to make a major intellectual statement about Canada.

Tortell, director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, is a strong advocate for narrative storytelling to advance understanding of complex ideas. So what better way to commemorate Canada 150 than to prepare a book that tackles the nation's most compelling concerns?