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.
September 22, 2010
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.
September 14, 2010
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.
September 9, 2010
August is almost over, and with it, summer is coming to an end. Things are busy at the offices of University of Toronto Press; new titles are being released every week and conference season is fast approaching.
August 26, 2010
UTP wishes to congratulate Robert Leckey on winning the 2010 Canada Prize from the International Academy of Comparative Law.
August 3, 2010
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.
July 29, 2010
The event, held at Jackman Hall at the AGO, featured an introduction from Johanne Sloan, the author, and Georgiana Uhlyarik, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario. Uhlyarik opened the evening with a talk about Joyce Wieland, the artist, and Tom Thomson; his art and influence on Canada. Sloan then gave a short introduction to the film, and invited attendees to stay for a discussion following the screening.
July 16, 2010
This past week the L.M. Montgomery Institute at UPEI hosted the 2010 International L.M. Montgomery Conference in Charlottetown. The topic of this year’s conference was Anne and Nature.
June 27, 2010
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.
June 24, 2010
With the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup, we find ourselves (good-naturedly) pitting country against country in soccer matches in South Africa, and cheering matches in offices and eating establishments everywhere.
June 18, 2010