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Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

Posted: March 14, 2018 6:30PM - March 14, 2018 8:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: March 14, 2018 2:00PM - March 14, 2018 4:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: February 26, 2018 6:30PM - February 26, 2018 8:30PM
Location: 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

Posted: February 14, 2018 10:00AM - February 14, 2018 11:30AM
Location: 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

Catalogues Revisited: A Q&A with Alexa Love

Posted: February 2, 2018
UBC Press's newest catalogue, Spring 2018, marked a big change in the way UBC Press does catalogues. In the past, we had two catalogues: a trade catalogue (for general-interest, trade bookstores) and a scholarly (for our main, academic audience). Alexa Love, Catalogues and Advertising Manager, was tasked with redesigning the UBC Press catalogues--doing away with the print trade catalogue and designing one single catalogue for all UBC Press and distributed titles. Curious about the redesign, I asked Alexa about her process. ...more
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Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

Posted: January 30, 2018 6:00PM - January 30, 2018 8:00PM
Location: 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
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