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The 2018 Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture with Jim Clifford

Posted: April 11, 2018 7:00PM - April 11, 2018 9:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: April 9, 2018 6:00PM - April 9, 2018 9:00PM
Location: 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

Posted: March 28, 2018 3:00PM - March 28, 2018 5:00PM
Location: 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

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
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