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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

UBC Press Picks: 5 books for International Women's Day

Posted: March 8, 2018
UBC Press celebrates International Women's Day with five books that illuminate the history of women and feminism in Canada. ...more

Ethical Dilemmas inside the Breast Cancer Movement: When Big Pharma Comes Knocking

Posted: March 7, 2018 5:00PM - March 7, 2018 7:00PM
Location: Concordia University, Sir George Williams Campus, 1515 Sainte-Catherine St W, Room 11.655, Montreal, QC
Dr. Sharon Batt will read from her new book "Health Advocacy, Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement." A small reception will follow. All are welcome. This event is wheelchair accessible. ...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

UBC Press Picks: Snow Day!

Posted: February 23, 2018
Vancouver is experiencing uncharacteristically high snowfall. What better way to pass the lengthy transit ride than to open up a book that pays tribute to the North? ...more
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