With summer fast approaching, that can only mean one thing here at UTP. Yes, we’re packing our bags and heading to Congress 2019 in gorgeous Vancouver, BC. We will be mounting our largest ever display of books in Vancouver, and we’ll be teaming up with our Journals and Distribution divisions to showcase an even wider range of publications.
Whether you are attending your association’s conference or are a member of the Vancouver community, we would love to see you. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop your social network, or maybe add some fabulous UTP books to your home or office library. You can find us at the Congress Expo, located in the Congress Hub. You can also follow us on Twitter throughout the conference for regular updates.
In this blog post, we’ve listed a number of key events throughout the week of Congress that you should mark in your calendars. We hope to see you in Vancouver!
Key Events at Congress
Sunday, June 2, 2019: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (AMS Nest – NEST 2301 Expo Event Space)
Join us for the book launch of Amplify, where author Norah Bowman will discuss this latest addition in graphic storytelling.
In this highly original text – a collaboration between a college professor, a playwright, and an artist – graphic storytelling offers a unique way for readers to understand and engage with feminism and resistance in a more emotionally resonant way.
Sunday, June 2, 2019: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Laserre 102)
Come and learn about the books that have been published in 2018-19 and meet their authors. Some copies will be available for purchase and/or author signing. Natalie Kononenko will be in attendance to launch her new book Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song, and Erica L. Fraser will be there to celebrate her book Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union.
Monday, June 3, 2019: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Ideas Lounge and Patio)
Reception of the Canadian Committee on Women’s History
Featuring Reading Canadian Women’s and Gender History, edited by Nancy Janovicek and Carmen Nielson.
Inspired by the question of “what’s next?” in the field of Canadian women’s and gender history, this broadly historiographical volume represents a conversation among established and emerging scholars who share a commitment to understanding the past from intersectional feminist perspectives.
Monday, June 3, 2019: 6:00 PM – 8:25 PM (Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2E2)
Marvellous Grounds: Queering Urban Justice
A discussion with the editors of the Marvellous Grounds Collective on queering urban justice and challenging racialized state formations and geographies.
- Ghaida Moussa, PHD Student York University, PhD Student York University
- Jin Haritaworn, Professor, York University, Professor, York University
- Syrus Marcus Ware, PhD Student York University
Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Book Launch for A Violent History of Benevolence
Following on from the Queer Caucus meeting at noon, The Canadian Association for Social Work Education will be hosting the launch for A Violent History of Benevolence by Chris Chapman and A.J. Withers.
The book traces how normative histories of liberalism, progress, and social work enact and obscure systemic violences.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Dorothy Somerset Studio – Room 101)
Coffee Break and Book Launch: Insecurity
The Canadian Association for Theatre Research will be hosting a book launch for Dr. Jenn Stephenson’s new book Insecurity: Perils and Products of Theatres of the Real.
“This book offers a compelling and timely investigation of the ‘real’, ably and amply illustrated by a diversity of case studies. A must-read addition to scholarship on Canadian theatre and performance.”
Susan Bennett, Department of English, University of Calgary
Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Buchanan Tower 1197)
Book Launch for Violence, Order, and Unrest
The Canadian Historical Association will be hosting a book launch for Violence, Order, and Unrest edited by Elizabeth Mancke, Jerry Bannister, Denis McKim, and Scott W. See.
This edited collection offers a broad reinterpretation of the origins of Canada. Drawing on cutting-edge research in a number of fields, Violence, Order, and Unrest explores the development of British North America from the mid-eighteenth century through the aftermath of Confederation.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (AMS Nest – NEST 2301 Expo Event Space)
Peter Lindsay on The Craft of University Teaching
What does university teaching – as a craft – look like? What changes does a craft perspective suggest for higher education? These questions will be addressed in both a general sense – What does the act of teaching become when treated as a craft? What changes to a professor’s educational philosophy does it require? – and with respect to the practical, everyday tasks of university professors, such as the use and misuse of technology, the handling of academic dishonesty, the assignment of course reading, and the instilling of enthusiasm for learning. Join author Peter Lindsay as he addresses these questions, outlined in his book, The Craft of University Teaching.
Thursday, June 6, 2019: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (AMS Nest – NEST 2306)
Work Your Career: How to Strategically Position Yourself for Career Success
How can prospective and recent PhD students best position themselves for rewarding careers? Do you have to choose between preparing for an academic or non-academic career path? Drawing on research and their personal career histories in the nonprofit, government and academic sectors, the speakers will outline tools to: identify current career competencies and networks; create an action plan to increase competitiveness for both academic and non-academic careers simultaneously; and articulate competencies to potential employers. Current and recent PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate supervisors and chairs in the social sciences and humanities should plan to attend.