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Essential Books for Introduction to Political Science Courses

With classes back in session, we wanted to highlight a few of the newest texts available for courses in Introduction to Political Science and Canadian Politics, as well as mention a few forthcoming titles that we’re most excited about dropping later this spring.

An Excerpt from J.L. Granatstein’s New Book: “Canada at War”

War can subject nations and their peoples to immense strain, and the dangers both tear societies apart and transform attitudes at a great pace. J.L. Granatstein’s new book Canada at War examines the impact of both world wars on Canada and Canadians by examining conscription, foreign policy, and politics, with William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, acting as the book’s central figure. In this post, we share an excerpt from chapter sixteen of the book.

Holiday Baking in UTP’s Test Kitchen

If you’ve been watching UTP’s calendar of events, you may have noticed that we recently launched The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans by L.K. Bertram at a very special virtual event that featured the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, as well as Jewells Chambers, host of the fabulous All Things Iceland podcast. We were inspired at this book launch to attempt the most famous of all Icelandic North American holiday cakes: vinarterta (aka the “striped lady”). So, using one of the historic recipes included in the book, we took the challenge to UTP’s Test Kitchen.

Christmas in Icelandic Winnipeg, 1920

Between 1870 and 1914 almost one-quarter of Iceland’s population migrated to North America, forming enclaves in both the United States and Canada. Released earlier in the year, The Viking Immigrants maps the transformation of Icelandic North American culture over a century and a half and reveals the hidden histories behind everyday traditions. In this post, author L.K. Bertram takes us back in time to 1920 and explores the Christmas traditions of a bustling Icelandic neighbourhood in Winnipeg 100 years ago. Cozy up and enjoy!

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