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Hidden Engines of Meritocracy

Hidden Engines of Meritocracy

James Elwick, author of Making a Grade discusses his new book and looks at how standardized testing practices quietly appeared during the Victorian era, and then spread worldwide.

Does Canada’s Federal System Lead to Better Policy?

Does Canada’s Federal System Lead to Better Policy?

Brendan Boyd and Andrea Olive tell us about their new book, Provincial Policy Laboratories, and explain why it should be a must-read for scholars, students, and policymakers interested in Canadian public policy.

Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice

Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice

Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice editors Rick Csiernik and Susan Hillock tell us more about their edited volume and the framework they have created for social work educators.

Sketches of Tourism and the Pandemic in Peru

Sketches of Tourism and the Pandemic in Peru

The Living Inca Town presents a rich case study of tourism in Ollantaytambo, a rapidly developing destination in the southern Peruvian Andes and the starting point for many popular treks to Machu Picchu. Karoline Guelke looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

For Sale: Everything or Nothing?

For Sale: Everything or Nothing?

Ryan Gillespie discusses some of lively and public debates surrounding human organ supply and asks what kind of society we truly want.

Accidental Wilderness: Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Accidental Wilderness: Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Local artist and photographer Robert Burley tells us more about Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park, and explains why this fortuitous urban miracle offers a hopeful narrative about how nature can flourish in a modern-day city.

Canadian Federalism: Performing amidst the Pandemic

Canadian Federalism: Performing amidst the Pandemic

Canadian Federalism is Canada’s leading text on federal institutions and processes. We asked editors Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad to look at the potential effects COVID-19 will have on Canadian federalism.

Behind the Scenes: UTP Catalogue Process

Behind the Scenes: UTP Catalogue Process

With the recent launch of our Fall/Winter 2020 Catalogue, Breanna Muir, our Product Marketing Specialist who oversees the process, takes us behind the scenes into the catalogue process at UTP.

Communication and the Human Experience

Due for release this February, Introducing Communication is a new textbook featuring discussions on issues and challenges associated with mass globalization and new technologies. Author Amardo Rodriguez explains why his new textbook can be used in any introductory communication course.

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