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Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, AU Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public. With both an open-access journal and monograph program, they make a significant contribution to the growing body of academic and literary work that is available to a global readership at no cost to the reader.

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Finding Refuge in Canada

Narratives of Dislocation

Athabasca University Press

George Melnyk is professor emeritus of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. He has written and edited over twenty-five books on Canadian cinema, Alberta literature, the co-operative movement, and other Canadian subjects. As someone who came to Canada as a refugee he is deeply connected to the phenomenon and has published articles on Canada and refugees. This is his first book on the topic. Christina Parker is an assistant professor in Social Development Studies at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. She specializes in critical ethnographic and mixed methods research in diverse schools and communities and is the author of Peacebuilding, Citizenship, and Identity: Empowering Conflict and Dialogue in Multicultural Classrooms (Sense|Brill, 2016).

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Grieving for Pigeons

Twelve Stories of Lahore

By Zubair Ahmad; Translated by Anne Murphy
Athabasca University Press

In this poignant and meditative collection of short stories, Zubair Ahmad captures the lives and experiences of the people of the Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan.

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The Finest Blend

Graduate Education in Canada

Athabasca University Press

As Canadian universities work to increase access to graduate education, many are adopting blended modes of delivery for courses and programs. This book provides a comprehensive overview of current practices and opportunities for blended learning success.

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Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics

Historical Studies of Alberta and Beyond

Athabasca University Press

From 1928 to 1972, the Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act, Canada’s lengthiest eugenic policy, shaped social discourses and medical practice in the province. This volume extends historical analysis into considerations of contemporary policy and human rights issues through a discussion of disability studies as well as compensation claims for victims of sterilization.

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The Art of Communication in a Polarized World

Athabasca University Press

In North America and elsewhere, communities are fractured along ideological lines as social media and algorithms encourage individuals to seek out others who think like they do and to condemn those that don’t. An essential guide for surviving in our polarized society, this book offers concrete strategies for refining how values and ideas are communicated.

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25 Years of Ed Tech

Athabasca University Press

In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education.

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From Turtle Island to Gaza

Athabasca University Press

An expression of the solidarity between Indigenous peoples within settler Canada and the people of Palestine.

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Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

Athabasca University Press

A poetic setting of a World War I soldier's diary.

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