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December Delights: Creating and Crushing Chrismukkah

Planning for the holidays can sometimes be tricky, and the pandemic has added new challenges. The holiday season can also mean different things for different people, so with that in mind, we’re sharing an excerpt from The A-Z of Intermarriage which can help intermarried/intercultural couples and families celebrate the holiday season.

An Excerpt from Work Your Career

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a massive impact on Canada’s job market, many PhD students will be worried about their future job prospects. With that in mind, Work Your Career authors, Loleen Berdahl and Jonathan Malloy, share an excerpt from their book that can help students prepare for their PhD program applications.

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

Today, the blog tour highlights active voices within the community and who better to Raise UP than Rae André, climate change educator and bestselling author. She teaches Leadership and Sustainability in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, as Professor Emeritus, and consults on integrating planetary sustainability into business school and other university curricula. She is also the author of Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change

Science Writing in a Time of Crisis

It’s day four of University Press Week and today the blog tour is highlighting the scientific voices within the community. One of those voices is Mireille F. Ghoussoub, who holds a PhD in materials chemistry from the University of Toronto and is the co-author of The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule. In this post, Mireille highlights why, in a world facing climate change and a global pandemic, the need for honest and effective science communication has never been greater.