Presumed Heterosexuality in the Archives

November 26, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Erin Gallagher-Cohoon. Between 1946 and 1948, US Public Health Service (USPHS) researchers deliberately exposed Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers, asylum patients, and sex workers to syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid. Leading up to this study, it was discovered that penicillin could cure syphilis and gonorrhea, and researchers were eager to learn whether penicillin had […]

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Writing Transnational and Cross-Cultural Lives

November 12, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Patrick Lacroix. Louis-Prosper Bender. Photograph by J.E. Livernois (c. 1880) Everything about Prosper Bender (1844-1917) seemed to suggest that he would be noticed and remembered—everything down to his name. He left a life of comfort to serve as a physician in the U.S. Army in the final year of the Civil […]

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Canada’s Constitutional Legacy: ‘Notwithstanding’ its framers?

October 19, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Ben Gilding. It is timely, even more so than I could have possibly intended, that my article emphasising the role of the British Colonial Office in defining the features of Canadian Confederation should be published in the Canadian Historical Review at a time when the constitution—albeit a newer section of it—is […]

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At the Avant-Garde: Queer Cities, Cinemas, and Festivals on the Prairies

September 24, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Jonathan Petrychyn. If asked to guess where Canada’s oldest and longest-running queer film festival is located, most people wouldn’t think to start guessing cities on the Canadian Prairies. Most would guess Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver. But in fact, it all started in Winnipeg in 1985 – a full two years before […]

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Most US and Canadian veterinary medical schools support ‘tracking’

September 10, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Elizabeth A. Stone. Class of 1950 stained glass window, Ontario Veterinary College ‘‘Abandon the unrealistic concept of the universal veterinarian who can minister to the health needs of all creatures great and small.” Dean William Pritchard, 19891 Each of the three major planning initiatives undertaken by the veterinary profession in the […]

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Rethinking Cultural Legacies: Interrupting Social & Sexual Norms through Iraq War Literature

June 22, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Daniel McKay. Take a look at the picture above, a portrayal of South Vietnam in 1968.  It’s a still from Stanley Kubrick’s film Full Metal Jacket (1987), in which a Vietnamese prostitute (played by British-Chinese actress Papillon Soo Soo) solicits the U.S. Marines Joker (played by the American actor Matthew Modine) and Rafterman (played by the Canadian actor Kevyn […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21st, 2018

June 18, 2018

On June 21st, we’re joining our fellow Canadians to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our journals are filled with thoughtful articles on everything from Indigenous history to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, from […]

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Horse Pills: A New Therapy for Those Suffering from PTSD

June 15, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Ellen Kaye Gehrke. Although we just had our paper published in the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, it really does not address the deepest issues around PTSD and what horses can do to instigate and sustain healing from trauma. We did capture some great quantitative information and demonstrated that […]

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UTP Journals Launches CASA: We’re bringing your campus library to you!

June 6, 2018

University of Toronto Press Journals is pleased to announce that Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) is now available for all UTPJ subscribers. We’ve launched a new partnership with Google Scholar, which allows users who are off-campus to access UTP Journals Online as though they were still connected to their university network. Students and researchers will […]

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