I'm teaching an ENG4C class online this semester and the students have just reviewed the 2014 shootings on Ottawa. We follow up that with Prime Minister Harper's speech in which he quotes Roosevelt saying "There is nothing to fear but fear itself". The students are responding with messages of hope and pride saying that they can never give up in the face of terrorism. I'm quietly reminding them that there is a mass human migration happening due to terrorism and these people are actually in fear for their lives. Still, when I see the new Canadians in my school make connections, it is often through music. Perhaps it is the arts that make survival bearable.