Bruce Kidd, former Olympic athlete and a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, looks at how we can all come together to revitalize physical education, physical activity, and community sport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6, 2021
We invited Emily Robins Sharpe, author of Mosaic Fictions to discuss her book which examines Canadian Spanish Civil War literature and reveals texts composed between the war’s outbreak and the present.
March 31, 2021
In the third and final installment of a three-part blog series on semiotics, Marcel Danesi looks at how semiotics is applied today.
March 26, 2021
Martyn Lyons shares what a day in the life of a researcher looks like as he discusses some of the meticulous archival research that went his new book, The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices.
March 25, 2021
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.
March 23, 2021
In the second installment of a three-part blog series on semiotics, Marcel Danesi explores the question, “what is meaning?” A word with many connotations, he investigates how meaning is created and how it is communicated.
March 19, 2021
Ryan Gillespie discusses some of lively and public debates surrounding human organ supply and asks what kind of society we truly want.
March 16, 2021
In a new three-part blog series, Marcel Danesi explores what semiotics is all about, why it is so important for gaining insights into our elusive and mysterious human nature, and how semiotics is applied today.
March 10, 2021
Mark Gamsa gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his new book and tells us the personal story of Baron Roger Budberg, a physician who, being neither Russian nor Chinese, nevertheless stood at the very centre of the cross-cultural divide in Harbin.
March 5, 2021
Donald B. Smith is one of Canada’s most renowned historians, having written extensively on Aboriginal Canada, Quebec, and the history of Calgary and Southern Alberta. Donald discusses what we can expect from his final book, which covers fresh ground in the history of settler-Indigenous relations.
February 17, 2021