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Author Talk: Patrick Dennis - Reluctant Warriors

Posted: January 24, 2018 1:30PM - January 24, 2018 2:30PM
Location: 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

UBC Press Picks: Books about Birds

Posted: January 5, 2018
Is a bird in the hand better than two in the bush? We think so. In honor of #NationalBirdDay in the US, here are some fantastic UBC Press books for birders. ...more

Author Reading: A Queer Love Story

Posted: December 16, 2017 4:00PM - December 16, 2017 6:00PM
Location: 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

Book Launch: The De-Industrialized World

Posted: December 11, 2017 4:30PM - December 11, 2017 6:30PM
Location: Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde
UBC Press, the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, are hosting a launch to celebrate the publication of The Industrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places, edited by Steven High, Lachlan MacKinnon, and Andrew Perchard. ...more

Book Launch: Guiding Modern Girls

Posted: December 7, 2017 6:00PM - December 7, 2017 8:00PM
Location: Penny Building, University of Lethbridge, 324 5 Street South
Celebrate the publication of Kristine Alexander's new book, "Guiding Modern Girls." Alexander looks at the fascinating history of the Girl Guide movement that sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s. She reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls. ...more

Book Launch: A Healthy Society

Posted: December 5, 2017 5:00PM - December 5, 2017 9:00PM
Location: Artesian, 2627 - 13th Avenue, Regina SK
Meet Ryan Meili, an award-winning family physician, MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, founder of Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society, candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP Leadership, and author of A Healthy Society. This book represents Meili's vision for a new approach to politics – and a new approach to building a healthier world. Brought to life through a mix of expertise and story, this book appeals beyond political lines to address our common values, arguing that health is a measure of our success as a society. ...more
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