On Keeping Promises: Reading and Reviewing Brock and Swinton’s Disability in the Christian Tradition

August 3, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Michael Walker. Michael Walker, reviewer of “Disability in the Christian Tradition: a Reader by Brian Brock and John Swinton” which appears in Vol. 33, Issue 1 of the Toronto Journal of Theology. In February 2013, just as I started my comprehensive exams in systematic theology at the Toronto School of Theology, my […]

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When C. Wright Mills Worked for the Culture Industry

July 27, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Joseph Malherek. Joseph Malherek, author of “From the Ringstraße to Madison Avenue: Commercial Market Research and the Viennese Origins of the Mass-Culture Debate, 1941–6” which appears in Vol. 47, Issue 2 of the Canadian Review of American Studies. Known for monumental works in midcentury sociology such as White Collar, The Power […]

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Bringing Canadian Women on Board – The OSC Initiative Two Years On

July 21, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Kim Melissa Willey. Women remain woefully under-represented on the boards of Canadian companies two years after the Ontario Securities Commission (‘OSC’) changed its disclosure rules to make gender parity a priority[1]. At last count, women held only 18% percent of board seats in Canada’s largest public companies.[2] Admittedly, we are seeing […]

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Everything is Political – Even Physiotherapy!

July 18, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Jenny Setchell PhD BSc(PT). There is a notable absence of conversations about the politics of physiotherapy. I have been a physiotherapist for over 20 years. I have mainly worked clinically, and more recently entered academia. My drive to shift professional gears was that I wanted to spend some time building my […]

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Religion and Popular Culture in the Classroom

July 17, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Michael Nichols. Judging by the looks on their faces, the students were having trouble processing what they were seeing. On the screen, a rotund, green beast with horns – not unlike a cross between “Casper the ghost” and Disney’s “Shrek” – floated before a meditating figure. The clip was from an […]

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The long history of Muskoka cottagers’ dependence on year-round residents

July 12, 2017

Known mostly as a summer retreat for the wealthy, Muskoka’s history reveals the critical importance of permanent dwellers Originally posted on TVO Written by guest blogger, Andrew Watson. When most people in Ontario think of Muskoka, they picture mansion cottages dotting the shoreline of an affluent lakeside play land. Many who spend time in Muskoka […]

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Conjugal Friendship: An Appeal for a Conversation

July 5, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Giacomo Sanfilippo.   SS. Theodore of Tyre and Theodore Stratelates. 14th-century Byzantine icon. From Christopher Walter, The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2003): plate 41, between pp. 144-45. UTP Journals Blog published my “Introducing ‘Conjugal Friendship’” in March. Six weeks later my “Conjugal Friendship” […]

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Researching the Genesis of Children’s Hygiene in Preschools in the 19th and 20th Centuries

June 7, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Ghislain Leroy.   Featured in the latest issue of the Canadian Bulletin for Medical History / Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine… L’enfant-objet de préoccupations hygiéniques : évolution d’une figure de l’enfant dans les textes officiels de l’école maternelle française (19e–20e siècles) Illustration by Ghislain Leroy This article is the result of […]

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An interview with Deborah Gorham on feminism, past and present

April 26, 2017

An interview between Naomi Zurevinski and Deborah Gorham, author of “Liberty and Love? Dora Black Russell and Marriage,” on early feminists and the challenges of being a woman in academia. To read more about Gorham’s work for her article in the CJH/ACH, click here. Gorham’s article appeared in the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire […]

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An interview with Deborah Gorham on Dora Black Russell and the play, Yours, Unfaithfully

April 21, 2017

An interview between Naomi Zurevinski and Deborah Gorham, author of “Liberty and Love? Dora Black Russell and Marriage,” on her experiences working in the archives with Russell’s letters, and the play Yours, Unfaithfully, which was inspired by the Russell marriage. Gorham’s article appeared in the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire in 2011, and is […]

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