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Breaking Free: Institutions Then and Now

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

Planning on the Edge in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted: August 7, 2020
We are living in a time of great uncertainty. Economic and social inequalities have been exposed and magnified by the COVID-19 global pandemic coupled with the ongoing impacts of climate change. We are in crisis mode as households, organizations and communities’ grapple with the complexities of a new reality. What will the future look like and how can we shape it to be more sustainable and equitable? ...more
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A Transformational Multi-media Indigenous Publication to Explore During Indigenous History Month

Posted: June 22, 2020
After nearly a decade of development, UBC Press is excited to broadly announce the successful launch of RavenSpace, a new and inclusive model of digital publishing in Canada. At its core, RavenSpace centres on collaboration, respects Indigenous protocols, and uses digital tools in creative ways to make Indigenous knowledge accessible and shareable across communities and generations. It is also a place of Indigenous heritage revitalization. ...more

French Canadians and the Irish Question

Posted: June 12, 2020
How was the "Irish Question" connected to the "Québec Question" in early Canadian history? Philip J. Currie explains in his new book "Canada and Ireland: A Political and Diplomatic History." ...more

Indigenous Empowerment through Co-Management: The Inside Story

Posted: June 10, 2020
Behind-the-scenes accounts of movies and plays can be more interesting than the plays and movies themselves. Alas, what follows about my recently published UBC Press book, "Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management," lacks scandal, backstage catfights, high-flying impresarios and stories of outrageous behaviour by famous (or infamous) actors. What it does have, I hope, are interesting insights into how a book like mine came to be. It might even encourage some to read it. ...more

Out of Milk: The Inside Story

Posted: June 10, 2020
Infants experience income-related food insecurity most notably through its effect on infant feeding practices. Infancy, as opposed to other childhood stages, suffers from the highest rate of child poverty in Canada – also a time when poverty has its greatest health impact. We now know that the first 1,000 days from conception to two years is the most crucial time for opti­mizing growth and development. The focus of my new book "Out of Milk: Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation" exposes infant food insecurity as an urgent social justice, health equity and public policy issue that until now, has been largely ignored as a social problem. ...more
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