Monday Moose Roundup: February 29

Five of the best Canada-related links turning our heads and occupying our minds over the last week.

Read the original post on Medium.

Why Brits (and Canadians) are so sorry

Verbal tic, bad habit, or genuine friendliness? The BBC explores why Brits (and Canadians) feel compelled to apologize for everything from taking a seat on the subway to the weather being grey.

 

Homesickness used to be a legit medical diagnosis

NY mag delves into the (quite serious) history of what it feels like to carry an immigrant’s unique brand of nostalgia. “[H]omesickness is a word with dual meanings: It’s being sick for home, but also being sick of it. ‘Never quite belonging to one place or another, in one breath they ache for some distinctive taste or smell of home, and in the next confess that they couldn’t imagine … going back there to live.’”

  

Canadian (winter) fashions through the years

Courtesy of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, it’s 100 years of covering up Canadian beauty. Sometimes it’s hard to see just how attractive we are behind all those scarves.

 

Timmies v Starbucks, and other tough decisions for Canadian immigrants

An (often surprising) infographic from money transfer service TransferWise shows how much more money Canadians make after they immigrate to the US, where hockey loyalties lie, and whether they’re Trump or Trudeau fans.

An interview with Stanford’s new Canadian president

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who will become Stanford University’s 11th president on Sept. 1, 2016 (and who was a speaker at our 2010 Canada Day Alumni Reception!), sits down for a chat with Ruth Porat, a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees. Hear about his story, what he thinks of the humanities, and his advice for how to spot a Canadian on a crowded street.