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Being Fat Has a History

Released this spring, Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada focuses on the earliest strands fat activism, a social movement that has existed in Canada since the 1970s. In this post, author Jenny Ellison discusses some of the research that went into her book and explores how fat activists wrestled with feminist issues of the era, including femininity, sexuality, and health.

Environmental Politics in an Ever-Changing Political Context

With classes resuming in September, we thought it would be a good time to reach out to Andrea Olive, author of The Canadian Environment in Political Context. The second edition of her textbook was released last fall and in this post, we asked Andrea about the changes that have taken place in Canadian environmental politics since the release of the first edition back in 2015.

To Confront the Climate Crisis, Team Humanity Must Apply Social Science

Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change will be the first title in our brand new trade imprint, Aevo UTP, to be released on September 1. Written by Rae André, climate change educator and bestselling author, the book guides concerned citizens and business leaders to take on the climate crisis by detailing five key practices for effective sustainability leadership. In the first of three posts, André looks at why applying social science will help Team Humanity to tackle the climate crisis.

Re-Envisioning Cell Theory (Part 1)

Now available for courses, From Cells to Organisms delves into the nature of scientific practice, showing that results are interpreted not only through the lens of a microscope, but also through the lens of particular ideas and prior philosophical convictions. In a new three-part blog series, author Sherrie L. Lyons will discuss her book and delve into the history of cell theory. In part one, she examines the question: “What makes something alive?”