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The F-Word

Punk Star Wars Ninja Barbie, Pregnant Barbie, I’m-Not-Necessarily-Oppressed Barbie: this was the welcoming scene at the inaugural F-Word Symposium held at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) on November 18th.

Creating Healthy Organizations

The Rotman School of Management marked Healthy Workplaces Month with an event on October 20th focusing on “The Stigma of Mental Health Issues in the Workplace and What We Can Do About It”

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

To End Farm Worker Troubles, Colbert Suggests Finding Plants That Pick Themselves

A week ago, journalist Kirk Semple published an article in the New York Times about Mexican workers in New York who, in a time of widespread unemployment, have been proficient at finding and keeping jobs. According to recent census data, Mexican workers have the highest rate of employment of all the city’s immigrant groups, and are even more likely to hold a job than New York’s native-born population.

UTP Makes the Scene

Last week about 60 people gathered at Yorkville library to hear UTP author Stuart Henderson talk about the subject of his upcoming book Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the Sixties.

The Person in Dementia

This week, World Alzheimer’s Day was recognized across the globe. The 2010 theme was “Dementia: It’s Time for Action!” and Alzheimer associations everywhere emphasized the need for governments and the general public to take any action possible to raise awareness of dementia and to improve service provision for people with dementia, as well as those who provide care.

A Gala Event with UTP and TIFF

University of Toronto Press is very pleased to have been able to participate with TIFF for these events in the launching of Zoe Druick’s new book. With the release of Druick’s book, as well as the new Criterion Collection of Allan King’s film, a new generation of film-goers are becoming aware of Allan’s work, and based on the audience’s reaction, enjoying Allan’s contribution to Canadian cinema.

UTP gets political

The American Political Science Association’s 2010 annual meeting took place in a sweltering Washington, DC from September 2nd to September 5th. The theme was The Politics of Hard Times: Citizens, Nations, and the International System Under Economic Stress.

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