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The Urgent Need to Address Physical Inactivity

The Urgent Need to Address Physical Inactivity

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.

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

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.

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.

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 2)

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 2)

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.

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.

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 1)

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 1)

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.

History and Biography in Harbin

History and Biography in Harbin

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.

“Seen but Not Seen”

“Seen but Not Seen”

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.

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