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Book Launch: Breaching the Peace

June 5, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fort St. John - North Peace Museum, 9323 100 St, Fort St. John, BC
Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox and guests invite you to an inspiring (and perhaps enraging) discussion and launch of her book Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro. A modern-day David and Goliath story, Breaching the Peace is an uplifting and astonishing story of the farmers and First Nations who are fighting the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. ...more

Ben McNally Books and Brunch: In Her Voice

June 3, 2018 10:00 AM
King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E., Toronto
Ben McNally invites you to attend a special In Her Voice edition of its Books and Brunch series. Joan Sangster will be one of four authors at the event and she will talk about her book One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. ...more

Book Launch: Breaching the Peace

May 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Quadra Community Centre, 970 West Rd., Quathiaski Cove BC
Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox and guests invite you to an inspiring (and perhaps enraging) discussion and launch of her book "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro." A modern-day David and Goliath story, "Breaching the Peace" is an uplifting and astonishing story of the farmers and First Nations who are fighting the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. ...more

Book Launch: Breaching the Peace

May 6, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Main Entrance, 5714 Medusa (at Trail), Sechelt BC
Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox and guests invite you to an inspiring (and perhaps enraging) discussion and launch of her book "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro." A modern-day David and Goliath story, "Breaching the Peace" is an uplifting and astonishing story of the farmers and First Nations who are fighting the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. ...more

Book Launch: Breaching the Peace

May 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Anza Club, 3 West 8th Ave, Vancouver BC
Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox and guests invite you to an inspiring (and perhaps enraging) discussion and launch of her book "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro." A modern-day David and Goliath story, "Breaching the Peace" is an uplifting and astonishing story of the farmers and First Nations who are fighting the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. ...more

Book Launch: Breaching the Peace

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ambrosia Centre on Fisgard, 638 Fisgard St., Victoria BC
Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox and guests invite you to an inspiring (and perhaps enraging) discussion and launch of her book "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro." A modern-day David and Goliath story, "Breaching the Peace" is an uplifting and astonishing story of the farmers and First Nations who are fighting the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. ...more

Book Launch: Trudeau's World

April 27, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Furby House Books, 65 Walton Street, Port Hope, ON
Robert Bothwell in conversation with Roy MacSkimming about his new book, co-authored with J.L. Granatstein, "Trudeau's World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84," a book that offers critical reflections on Canadian foreign, trade, and defence policies from interviews with most of the key policy makers, diplomats, and military officers in the Trudeau government and of that era. ...more

Book Launch: Invisible Scars

April 11, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Novel Idea Bookstore: 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON
Join author Meghan Fitzpatrick for a discussion about her extraordinary, and much needed, book, “Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma and the Korean War.” ...more

The 2018 Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture with Jim Clifford

April 11, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
pin Francis Morrison Central Library Theatre, 311 - 23 Street East, Saskatoon, SK
The Lower River Lea Valley became the centre of Greater London's industrial economy during the final three decades of the nineteenth century. In this talk, Jim Clifford will discuss the unique history of this industrial suburb and the importance of the efforts to fix the river and the society in shaping the rise of social democracy in Britain. ...more

Book Launch & Discussion: We Interrupt This Program

April 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Marshall McLuhan Coach House, University of Toronto, McLuhan Institute for Culture and Technology, 39A Queen's Park Crescent
Join co-authors Miranda Brady and John Kelly for a discussion and launch about their new book “We Interrupt This Program.” This powerful and inspiring book brings to light a new facet of Indigenous sovereignty – the use of media tactics to infuse Canadian culture with Indigenous perspectives and to raise political and cultural consciousness in Indigenous communities. ...more

Book Launch: Lived Fictions

March 28, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vitali Lounge, King's University College, 266 Epworth Avenue, London ON
Meet John Grant, author of "Lived Fictions: Unity and Exclusion in Canadian Politics," and celebrate the publication of this important book. John is bringing big thinking back to Canadian politics. In his book, he demonstrates how theories of political unity always exclude and shows why our comfortable assumptions about the promises of Canadian politics mask historical failures. ...more

Book Launch: Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff

March 24, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON
Join editor Peter Neary to celebrate the publication of “Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff: An Artist’s Letters from Depression-era British Columbia.” Alan Collier’s letters are incisive, fresh, and opinionated. They peel back time, opening a window on the feelings and thoughts of an eminent Canadian artist and on a generation who came of age during an era of economic upheaval and class conflict. RSVP to Carol Vine at carovine@bell.net. ...more

Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

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

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

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

March 7, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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

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

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

Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

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

Author Talk: Patrick Dennis - Reluctant Warriors

January 24, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Friends of the Canadian War Museum, CWM, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa ON
“What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918: This talk will provide an overview of the principal events leading up to this historic and controversial legislation, followed by a brief examination of the vital contribution made by conscripts during the Hundred Days. The subject has long been obscured by myth and by inaccurate or incomplete history. Many of these myths will be directly addressed in this presentation. ...more

Author Reading: A Queer Love Story

December 16, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, will present a reading of her new book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout. ...more
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