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Book Launch: The Unexpected Louis St. Laurent

December 3, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Though he and his governments have consistently ranked high in expert opinion polls, Louis St-Laurent's contributions to governance, politics and policy have not been assessed in a long time. This seminar brings together contributors to a new book, The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent: Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada. ...more

Empowering Backbenchers in Canadian Legislatures

November 26, 2020 6:00 AM - 7:15 AM
Online via Webex
A lively discussion with Kelly Blidook and Alex Marland about ways that members of Canadian legislatures can offer effective representation within the constraints of party discipline. Moderated by Tamara A. Small. ...more

How the System Turns Canadian Politicians into Party Messengers

November 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Online
This Thursday at 4:00 PM (AST) / 12:00 PM (PST) , "How the System Turns Canadian Politicians into Party Messengers," a digital conversation on party politics in Canada with Alex Marland and Graham Steele. Hosted by The Mulroney Institute of Government at StFX University. ...more

Brendan Kelly J.W. Dafoe Book Prize Online Event

November 24, 2020 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Join us as we celebrate the 2020 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize winning book, The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy, written by Dr. Brendan Kelly. Presented by the J.W. Dafoe Foundation. ...more

Book Launch: The Juggling Mother by Amanda Watson

November 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Online
On November 19th, we invite you to celebrate the launch of The Juggling Mother with author Amanda Watson. Moderated by May Friedman, this reading and discussion explores the idealized version of motherhood that perpetuates established inequities of race, gender, class, and ability.⁣⁣ ...more

Massy Reads: On Interrogating the Colonial Frame

November 18, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Online via Zoom
A Public Humanities Hub Conversation with UBC Authors Hannah Turner (School of Information) and David Gaertner (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies) ...more

RaiseUP and Indigenous Voices in Canada

November 10, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online Event
Please join us for an event celebrating University Press Week featuring a quartet of Canada’s scholarly presses and moderated by Michelle Lobkowicz. ...more

Virtual Ceremony and Launch: Our Hearts Are as One Fire

October 23, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Online, via Zoom
Join author Jerry Fontaine and moderator Darrell Boissoneau along with family members Steve Pego, Patricia Shawnoo, and Doreen Pine Lesage for a ceremony and profound discussion about the importance of an Ojibway-Anishinabe vision for the future. ...more

Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series

October 3, 2020 - May 26, 2021
Online
Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series is a series of lunch-time talks created by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public School District in collaboration with UBC Press. It features renowned authors at the forefront of Indigenous issues pertaining to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #57. ...more

George Abbott in Conversation with Vaughn Palmer

September 29, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, via Zoom webinar
Tune in as former MLA and cabinet minister George Abbott discusses his new book, Big Promises, Small Government: Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal Era, with Vaughn Palmer, the Vancouver Sun's political columnist since 1984. ...more

Breaking Free: Institutions Then and Now

August 12, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event
The Down Syndrome Association - National Capital Region hosts a Zoom webinar series: Breaking Free - Institutions Then and Now. ...more

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
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