Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

The Joy of Diversity!

by Rob - October 17th, 2023.
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I was asked in Chengdu about diversity in Canada. It’s one of the things I love most about my country; I’ve always said it’s like the bridge of Kirk’s Enterprise writ large: everyone is welcome here and everyone is equal. Although I’m thrilled to be guest of honour at Chengdu Worldcon, the greatest honour of my life, as a member of The Order of Canada, has been personally swearing in thousands of new Canadian citizens from across the globe.

I don’t wear jewelry, but if I did, I’d wear a Vulcan IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) pendant. As Miranda Jones said to Spock when he was wearing his:

MIRANDA: I understand, Mister Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.

SPOCK: And the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.

2 Responses to The Joy of Diversity!

  1. I had no idea that you did that! What an honour, for you, and for the people that you swear in.

  2. You get to swear in new citizens with an OC???

    Now I’m going to have to do something to deserve one of my own. That’s awesome.

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