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An Excerpt from “The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations”

Yesterday, we hosted the book launch of The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations. The book tells the incredible story of how Indigenous and non-Indiegnous peoples came together in Wabanaki territory – a region encompassing the state of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes – to explore some of the most pressing questions at the heart of Truth and Healing efforts in the United States and Canada. Watch the launch and read an excerpt from one of the chapters of the book which talks about the preparation that goes into one of the Gatherings.

Mother’s Day: An Excerpt from “Collective Care”

In honour of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re sharing an excerpt from Collective Care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS. This engaging ethnography explores how Indigenous women and their communities practice collective care to sustain traditional lifeways in the face of Saskatchewan’s HIV epidemic.

The Need for Employers to Recognize and Reduce Ageism

The Canadian population is aging, bringing with it an increasing number of social and economic challenges, including an aging workforce. In her new book, Ageism at Work: Deconstructing Age and Gender in the Discriminating Labour Market, Ellie Berger explores the subjective experiences of older workers in Canada and examines employers’ attitudes towards older workers quantitatively, while also exploring their first-hand accounts about them through qualitative inquiry. In the first of two blog posts, author Ellie Berger discusses some of those first-hand accounts and provides suggestions for employers to help reduce ageism in their organizations.

Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice

Most social work instructors learn to teach through trial and error, bringing their own style, experiences, and preferences to the endeavour rather than having a formal program of education and instruction on how to best educate and instruct. Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice brings together thirty experienced professors and practitioners to address the often complex and uncertain field of social work education. In this post, editors Rick Csiernik and Susan Hillock tell us more about their edited volume and the framework they have created for social work educators to reflect on how they teach, why they teach in specific ways, and what works best for teaching in the discipline of social work. 

Earth Day: An Excerpt from “Understanding Climate Change”

To celebrate Earth Day at University of Toronto Press, we have a special presentation TODAY at 3:00 pm EST for the book launch of Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice, Second Edition by Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris. The authors will discuss the scientific and policy dimensions of the climate crisis with environmental policy expert Dale Beugin, and explain how their new book can equip readers with the tools needed to become constructive participants in the human response to climate change.