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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.

Accidental Wilderness: Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Accidental Wilderness is a stunning new book about the history of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park, an urban landscape where forests, grasslands, and wildlife thrive – all within a stone’s throw of North America’s fourth-largest city. In this post, local artist and photographer Robert Burley, whose stunning collection of photos feature prominently in the book, tells us more about the park and why this fortuitous urban miracle offers a hopeful narrative about how nature can flourish in a modern-day city. 

Local Voices: Another Story Bookshop

Today, University Press Week celebrates the “local voices” within the community. With that in mind, we reached out to Another Story Bookshop in downtown Toronto, a local legend in Toronto scholarly publishing circles. The bookshop has long been a strong supporter of university press titles by hosting book launches and stocking titles, especially in the field of social justice. In this post, we spoke to Anjula Gogia, Events Coordinator at Another Story, and asked her questions about the history and philosophy of the bookshop, as well as their relationship with university presses.