From the Author

Contesting Aging and Loss

In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, UTP asked author Janice Graham to contribute the following words on the book that she recently co-edited with Peter Stephenson.

Author Footnotes with David MacKenzie

From the travel advisories of the World Health Organization to the trade rules of the World Trade Organization, and from the involvement of the IMF in Ireland to Canada’s recent failure to win a seat on the Security Council, international organizations are in the news and in our lives.

Author Footnotes with Christopher Carlsmith

Archival research can be a daunting and tedious process… Christopher Carlsmith is the author of A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic

Author Copy with Ian Hesketh

This past November, the 24th to be exact, marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Academics celebrated this milestone with conferences held in major and lesser cities around the world but the general public had their fun too as specials on television and the radio sought to remind viewers and listeners of the vast importance of the Origin and the man who spent so many years researching, writing, and agonizing over what he called the “mystery of mysteries,” the origin of species and their histories.

Author Copy with Bradley Buchanan

My first published academic book had been commissioned by an editor of a British series, and once I’d finished that project, I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to write another scholarly book. Not that this first experience had been a bad one, but I wasn’t at a school that demanded a second book for tenure, and I felt I had my hands full with a young daughter, a 4/4 teaching load, and an incurable penchant for writing poetry.

Earl H. Fry’s Lament for America

Lament for America pinpoints three critical headwinds facing the United States: (1) the rise of competitor nations or groups of nations such as China and the European Union; (2) the potent combination of globalization, rapid technology change, and creative destruction; and (3) 15 major “fault lines” within the U.S. itself.

Trends in Canadian Internet Use: 2009 – 2010

For this entry in my UTP blog I decided to talk about online video use within a video – using the medium to discuss the medium. The result is hosted on YouTube and can be viewed below. Herewith follows a brief reflection on the process of video blogging.


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