June Round-Up

Here is a recap of what went on at UTP in the month of June.


Brian MacDonald and Inae Heo from our marketing department had a great time at Book Expo America in New York on June 1st and 2nd.

Len Husband attended the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, or “Big Berks” in Hempstead, New York from June 1st – 4th.

Mark Thompson and Marilyn McCormack enjoyed their time at the North American James Joyce Conference which was right down the street at the University of Toronto on June 22nd and 23rd.

Douglas Hildebrand and Mat Buntin attended the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Meeting in Vancouver from June 22nd – 24th.

Author Events:

Rotman School of Management hosted a book launch for Redesigning Work: A Blueprint for Canada’s Future Well-Being and Prosperity by Frank Graves and Graham Lowe on Wednesday, June 21st.


Congratulations to the following authors:

Christopher Alcantara, whose book Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements in Canada won the S.M. Lipset Book Award awarded by the American Political Science Association.

Lynn Bosetti and Dianne Gereluk, whose book Understanding School Choice in Canada won the Publication of the Year Award awarded by the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education.

Maria Paynter, whose book On Friendship and Freedom: The Correspondence of Ignazio Silone and Marcel Fleischmann won the Premio Flaiano Prize in the category of Italian Studies.

In the Media:

It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity in Business by Rick Nason landed on 800-CEO-Read’s monthly Books to Watch list.

Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations Since 1957 by Raymond Blake was reviewed in a collection of key titles for Canada 150 by Margaret Conrad for Atlantic Books Today.

The MIT Sloan Management Review ran a feature profile of It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity in Business by Rick Nason.

Mark Celinscak was interviewed about his book Distance from the Belsen Heap: Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp, in the latest edition of Zachor Magazine.

Spacing Magazine reviewed Gentrifier by John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch and Marc Lamont Hill.

CityLab interviewed the authors of Gentrifier.

Michael Enright, host of CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition, conducted a feature interview with Peter Russell about his book Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests.

Matthew Hayday, co-editor of Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities, discussed the checkered history of Canada Day celebrations with Mary Lou Finley on CBC Radio’s The Current.

New Releases:

Public Health in the Age of Anxiety: Religious and Cultural Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada edited by Paul Bramadat, Maryse Guay, Julie A. Bettinger, and Réal Roy

Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 1917–1918 by Borislav Chernev

Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty’s ‘Phemenology’ edited by Kirsten Jacobson and John Russon

Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen’s Receipt Books edited by Kristine Kowalchuk

Heidegger’s Possibility: Language, Emergence – Saying Be-Ing by Kenneth Maly (New in Paperback!)

Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas by Patrick McBrine

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health edited by Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe

The Givenness of Desire: Concrete Subjectivity and the Natural Desire to See God by Randall S. Rosenberg

The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150 by David E. Smith


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