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In Conversation with Hugh Segal

Posted: March 4, 2020 7:00PM - March 4, 2020 9:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: February 6, 2020 7:30PM - February 6, 2020 10:00PM
Location: 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

UBC Press Picks: Family Day

Posted: February 3, 2020
UBC Press publishes several books related to families and the concept of "family" in Canada. What is family? What does research say about family in the 21st Century? This Family Day, put family first... and then read a good book. ...more

Book Launch: Moved by the State

Posted: January 30, 2020 5:00PM - January 30, 2020 7:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: January 16, 2020 7:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: January 13, 2020 5:00PM - January 13, 2020 6:30PM
Location: 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
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