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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

Tax and Public Opinion

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

Catalogues Revisited: A Q&A with Alexa Love

Posted: February 2, 2018
UBC Press's newest catalogue, Spring 2018, marked a big change in the way UBC Press does catalogues. In the past, we had two catalogues: a trade catalogue (for general-interest, trade bookstores) and a scholarly (for our main, academic audience). Alexa Love, Catalogues and Advertising Manager, was tasked with redesigning the UBC Press catalogues--doing away with the print trade catalogue and designing one single catalogue for all UBC Press and distributed titles. Curious about the redesign, I asked Alexa about her process. ...more
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Book Launch: Health Advocacy Inc.

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

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
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