Welcome NOW Daily readers to your Monday Morning Hit. Each week this spot will be bringing you something interesting and offbeat to suck on, rouse your curiosity, sooth the senses or just make you want to give your local councillor what for.
For starters, we thought this hidden gem, Lionel Thomas's The Whole Person on the south wall of York Hall at York U's Glendon campus. It's particularly apropos this morning, the first in 12 weeks that students are returning to classes after a bitter strike by part-time teachers.
Somewhat ironically, Thomas's bronze and brass creation is meant to symbolize York's commitment to educating "The Whole Person." The focal point, the "lamp of learning" evolving into a dove, sets it sights on loftier goals - the hope of eternal peace through education. A worthwhile endeavour.
But for now, aggrieved students, York faculty and the university's administration still stinging in the strike's aftermath, are being forced to settle for a more modest objective - peace on campus.