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Book Launch: Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff

Posted: March 24, 2018 4:00PM - March 24, 2018 6:00PM
Location: 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

UBC Press Picks: 5 books for World Water Day

Posted: March 22, 2018
On March 22, the United Nation’s “World Water Day” initiative asks us to reflect on the importance of water. This year’s theme, “Nature for Water,” explores how nature provides the best solutions to our water challenges. Today we’re highlighting five books that contribute to the dialogue surrounding water governance in Canada and beyond. ...more

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
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