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Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

March 14, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hinton Learning Theatre, Toronto Reference Library
Join us for a thought-provoking reading by author Sharon Batt from her book "Health Advocacy Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement." It is an in-depth look at patients' organizations and funding from the pharmaceutical industry that reviewers have called "vital and disturbing," "riveting," "a compassionate account," and "an alarming historical record." Sharon Batt is a Halifax-based journalist and scholar who writes about ethical issues in health policy for both popular and academic audiences. ...more

Men are Naturally Better Leaders? Canadians and Political Sexism

March 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room AH176, University of Lethbridge
Presented by the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association, Dr. Melanee Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality in Canada and other post-industrial democracies, with a particular focus on political attitudes and behaviour, and policy feedback. She recenlty published an edited collection titled "Mothers and Others: Understanding the Impact of Family Life on Politics," and is working on an exploration of the effects of gender, stereotype threat, and psychological orientations to politics, as well as a project examining the role of electoral districts play in voter turnout, party competition, and representational diversity. ...more

Book Launch: Give and Take

February 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Clocktower Brew Pub, 200 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Join author Shirley Tillotson to celebrate her book, "Give and Take," an enthralling, witty, and masterful account of Canadian tax history. This book brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy. ...more

Tax and Public Opinion

February 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie University, Room 1014, Rowe Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax NS
Panel discussion featuring: Kim Brooks, Schulich School of Law, Graham Steele, Rowe School of Business, Shirley Tillotson, Department of History. ...more

Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

January 30, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Halifax Public Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
The Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University is hosting a book launch for "Health Advocacy Inc." Join the author for a reading, discussion, book signing, and light refreshments. In "Health Advocacy Inc.", TRRU member Sharon Batt examines how pharmaceutical industry funding has come to shape the activities of breast cancer patents' advocacy groups. ...more

Author Talk: Patrick Dennis - Reluctant Warriors

January 24, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Friends of the Canadian War Museum, CWM, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa ON
“What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918: This talk will provide an overview of the principal events leading up to this historic and controversial legislation, followed by a brief examination of the vital contribution made by conscripts during the Hundred Days. The subject has long been obscured by myth and by inaccurate or incomplete history. Many of these myths will be directly addressed in this presentation. ...more

Author Reading: A Queer Love Story

December 16, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, will present a reading of her new book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout. ...more

Book Launch: The De-Industrialized World

December 11, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde
UBC Press, the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, are hosting a launch to celebrate the publication of The Industrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places, edited by Steven High, Lachlan MacKinnon, and Andrew Perchard. ...more

Book Launch: Guiding Modern Girls

December 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penny Building, University of Lethbridge, 324 5 Street South
Celebrate the publication of Kristine Alexander's new book, "Guiding Modern Girls." Alexander looks at the fascinating history of the Girl Guide movement that sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s. She reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls. ...more

Book Launch: A Healthy Society

December 5, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artesian, 2627 - 13th Avenue, Regina SK
Meet Ryan Meili, an award-winning family physician, MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, founder of Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society, candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP Leadership, and author of A Healthy Society. This book represents Meili's vision for a new approach to politics – and a new approach to building a healthier world. Brought to life through a mix of expertise and story, this book appeals beyond political lines to address our common values, arguing that health is a measure of our success as a society. ...more

Book Launch: A Healthy Society

December 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Le Relais, 308 - 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon SK
Meet Ryan Meili, an award-winning family physician, MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, founder of Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society, candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP Leadership, and author of A Healthy Society. This book represents Meili's vision for a new approach to politics – and a new approach to building a healthier world. Brought to life through a mix of expertise and story, this book appeals beyond political lines to address our common values, arguing that health is a measure of our success as a society. ...more

Scholarly Book Publishing talk with James MacNevin

November 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
University of Guelph, McLaughlan Library, Scholars Studio Room 289, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph ON
Our very own James MacNevin, Senior Editor, is holding a book publishing talk at the University of Guelph on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. ...more

Book Launch: Disabling Barriers

November 23, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, FTX570, 57 Louis Pasteur
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and UBC Press are pleased to invite you to the book launch, "Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History and the Law." This UBC Press collection brings together legal scholars, historians and disability studies academics. ...more

Book Signing: The Price of Alliance

November 21, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
King's University College, London ON
Meet author Frank Maas at the launch of his book The Price of Alliance, a book that balances high politics with military requirements in the first major reappraisal of Pierre Trudeau’s controversial defence policy. ...more

A Dramatic Reading from A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout

November 13, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver CO, USA
Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, will present a reading of her new book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout. ...more

Book Launch: Reluctant Warriors

November 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor ON
Book Launch for Reluctant Warriors by Patrick Dennis. ...more

Book Launch: Power through Testimony

November 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Faculty Building, Room 6032, Ottawa ON
Join commentators Mireille McLaughlin and Véronique Strimelle in a discussion about Power Through Testimony. This groundbreaking volume assesses the power of residential school survivors to reframe – through memory, story, and testimony – how Canadians think about residential schools and their long-term impact on individuals, families, communities, and the nation. ...more

Book Signing: Reluctant Warriors

November 4, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gift Shop, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON
Meet Patrick Dennis, author of Reluctant Warriors. His book sheds new light on the success of the Military Service Act and provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918. ...more

Book Signing: Reluctant Warriors

November 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chapters, 47 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON
Meet Patrick Dennis, author of Reluctant Warriors. His book sheds new light on the success of the Military Service Act and provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918. ...more

Book Launch & Reception: Hunting the Northern Character

October 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Massey College, University of Toronto
A reception and book launch for Tony Penikett's new book Hunting the Northern Character. ...more
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