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Virtual Book Launch: No Place for the State

May 28, 2020 7:00 PM
Online
Celebrate the publication of No Place For the State: The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill with editors Christoper Dummitt and Christabelle Sethna, along with many of the contributors, for a lively, contrasting, and complex discussion on the 1969 Omnibus Bill and how it helped shape sexual and moral politics in Canada. ...more

Ending Poverty with Hugh Segal

May 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online
Join host, Mark Sutcliffe, for a conversation on ending poverty with Hugh Segal, whose latest book, Bootstraps Need Boots, lays out the moral framework and the economic rationale for a universal guaranteed annual income for all. ...more

In Conversation with Hugh Segal

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre - Auditorium 100 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Community Foundation hosts Hugh Segal for a discussion on ending poverty in Canada. Hugh is a former senator who served as Chief of Staff for two prime ministers. He is a champion for universal basic income which he discusses in his recently published book Bootstraps Need Boots: One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada. ...more

Jason Wilson & Friends - Book Launch and Performance

February 6, 2020 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON
Celebrate Bob Marley's birthday and Black History Month with JASON WILSON & FRIENDS – Book Launch and Performance, "King Alpha's Song in a Strange Land: The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae" ...more

Book Launch: Moved by the State

January 30, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UBC, Ideas Lounge, University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC
The UBC Canadian Studies Program and UBC Press present a book launch for Tina Loo's book entitled "Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada." ...more

Book Launch | Crossing Law's Border

January 16, 2020 7:00 PM
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 2A6
In this account of Canada’s resettlement program from the Indochinese crisis of the 1970s to the ongoing Syrian crisis, Shauna Labman explores the role that law plays in resettlement and the impact of resettlement on asylum policies. Her pathbreaking work shows that resettlement can either complement or complicate asylum claims at a time when refugee crises and fear of outsiders are causing countries to close their borders to asylum-seekers. ...more

Reading and Q&A with Hugh Segal

January 13, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Massey College, Junior Common Room, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON
For more than four decades, Hugh Segal has been one of the leading voices of progressive conservatism in Canada. A self-described Red Tory warrior who disdains “bootstrap” approaches to poverty, he has worked tirelessly to bring about policies that support the most economically vulnerable in society. Central to his life’s work has been the championing of a basic annual income for all Canadians. In "Bootstraps Need Boots," Segal shares how his life and experiences brought him to this most unlikely of places. ...more

The mystique of money: tax culture and "race" in two centuries

December 10, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
The mystique of money is about its power both to hide and to reveal. Using examples from her recent book, Give and Take (on Canada’s 20th century tax history) and from the Dalhousie University inquiry about its connections to race and slavery in the 1810s, Tillotson will explore both sides of the mystique of money and especially its relationship to systems of racial power. ...more

AAA/CASCA Event: Meet-and-Greet with Wendy Wickwire author of At the Bridge

November 22, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AAA/CASCA Conference; UBC Press Booth 322. Convention Centre West, Vancouver
At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit, an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist. ...more

AAA/CASCA Event: Meet-and-Greet with editors of Caring for Eeyou Istchee

November 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
AAA/CASCA Conference; UBC Press Booth 322. Convention Centre West, Vancouver
In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection. ...more

Symbols Speak: David Neel Solo Exhibition and Book Launch

November 16, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, 332 Water St., Unit 200, Vancouver
We're celebrating the release of David Neel's new memoir The Way Home at his solo exhibition Symbols Speak opening on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 between 3-5pm. ...more

The Power of Returning to My People: David Neel Presents 'The Way Home'

November 14, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Vancouver Public Library, Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8, 350 W Georgia Street
Join Svetlana Fouks of Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, and multi-media Kwakwa’ka’wakw artist David Neel for a moving presentation of his memoir The Way Home. ...more

Book Launch | Inside Killjoy's Kastle & Undead Ends

November 12, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto ON
Please join us for an untimely, post-Halloween celebration of two new queer studies titles that revive ghosts, explore haunted houses, and invoke scary pasts to imagine new beginnings. ...more

Thinking Forward: Larry Beasley presents Vancouverism

November 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
VPL Central Library, 50 West Georgia St. Vancouver
Join former city planner and author of Vancouverism Larry Beasley in conversation about the city's livability, sustainability and the new CityPlan. Hear about the philosophy behind Vancouver's urban design. ...more

Vancouverism: Women of UDI and U40 Speaker Series

October 30, 2019 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
UBC Robson Square, C300 Auditorium, 800 Robson St., Vancouver BC
Join us as we discuss how the term Vancouverism came to be globally recognized, what came together to make it possible, where we are today and most importantly, the next chapter of Vancouverism - where do we go from here. ...more

Vancouver Writers Fest: Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

October 23, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street
As access to natural resources becomes more fraught in the face of climate crisis, so does debate of the essential question in Maude Barlow’s new book, "Whose Water Is It, Anyway?" Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, joins award-winning investigative journalist and "Breaching the Peace" author, Sarah Cox, and Candis Callison, professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and author of "How Climate Change Comes to Matter," to discuss, highlighting how individuals and communities can affect real change in the face of threats. ...more

Book Launch | Bootstraps Need Boots

October 17, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aird & Berlis LLP, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1700, Toronto ON
Aird & Berlis LLP and UBC Press invite you to the Book Launch of Bootstraps Need Boots authored by Hon. Hugh Segal. ...more

Book Launch and Reading | A World without Martha by Victoria Freeman

October 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto ON
Join author Victoria Freeman for a reading and launch of her new book A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference. ...more

Book Launch | Unmooring the Komagata Maru

October 10, 2019 3:00 PM
University of Victoria, Sedgewick Building, Room C168
Unmooring the Komagata Maru (UBC Press 2019) challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts of the incident by drawing from multiple disciplines and fields to consider the international and colonial dimensions within the context of political resistance, migration, cultural memory, and nation-building. ...more

On "The Nature of Canada"

October 2, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Green College, UBC, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC
Please join co-editor Graeme Wynn and speakers Wade Davis, Tzeporah Berman, and Ian Gill for a lively, in-depth, and entertaining discussion about The Nature of Canada. Marsha Lederman, Western Arts Correspondent for the will moderate the discussion. ...more
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