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Christmas in Icelandic Winnipeg, 1920

Christmas in Icelandic Winnipeg, 1920

The Viking Immigrantsauthor, L.K. Bertram, takes us back in time to 1920 and explores the Christmas traditions of a bustling Icelandic neighbourhood in Winnipeg 100 years ago

UTP Holiday Gift Guide: Top Ten Books Under $20

UTP Holiday Gift Guide: Top Ten Books Under $20

Tis the season for cozy nights spent curled up by the fire, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and your nose in a good book. This week we’re delivering our selection of the “Top Ten Books Under $35.”

An Excerpt from Work Your Career

An Excerpt from Work Your Career

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a massive impact on Canada’s job market. Work Your Career authors Loleen Berdahl and Jonathan Malloy share an excerpt from their book that can help students who might be worried about their future job prospects.

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Written by Donna Trembinski, Illness and Authority examines the lived experience and early stories about St. Francis of Assisi through the lens of disability studies. In this post, Trembinski discusses more about her book that shows us another, less readily seen side of this famous saint.

Raise UP: Rae André

Raise UP: Rae André

Today, the University Press Week blog tour highlights active voices within the community and who better to Raise UP than Rae André, climate change educator and bestselling author.

Science Writing in a Time of Crisis

Science Writing in a Time of Crisis

Mireille F. Ghoussoub holds a PhD in materials chemistry from the University of Toronto and is the co-author of The Story of CO2. In this post, Mireille highlights why the need for honest and effective science communication has never been greater in the fight against climate change.

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.

Local Voices: Another Story Bookshop

Local Voices: Another Story Bookshop

Today, University Press Week celebrates the “local voices” within the community. We reached out to Another Story Bookshop in downtown Toronto, and asked them questions about the history and philosophy of the bookshop, as well as their relationship with university presses.

Creating Light in Dark Times

Creating Light in Dark Times

As part of University Press Week, Charlotte Corden, illustrator of the stunning new ethnoGRAPHIC book, Light in Dark Times, discusses the project and explains what it’s like to create illustrations around some of the most complex topics we deal with in today’s world.

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