Concepts of Freedom: A Comparison of Societal Responses to Loss of Freedom Contrasting Canada and Ukraine


  • Lauren Shaw MacEwan University


This presentation will explore concepts of freedom by analyzing societal responses to loss of freedoms in a cross-comparison via the Russian-Ukrainian war and the Canadian trucker convoy protest. The primary focus of this presentation is to provide an analysis on how the Russian-Ukrainian war has shed light on western privilege. The presentation's goal is to bring forth perspective to Canadians in a time where wearing a mask and prioritizing public safety is attempting to overshadow Ukraine’s lack of safety and fear while in a state of war.

Department: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Gulayets