Announcing the Georgina Feldberg Memorial Student Award in the History of Health and Medicine

4 May 2020 Contributor Blog

The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la medicine is proud to launch this award that honours the memory of Dr. Georgina Feldberg.


The Teller and the Tale: Reading Playwrights as Public Figures

27 April 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Benjamin Poore.

I’d set out to write an article on a contemporary play that fascinated me, Ella Hickson’s Oil (which premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2016).


An American Perspective on Canadian Corporate Law

20 April 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Camden Hutchison.

Although I teach Canadian law in a Canadian university, my legal education has been entirely in the United States. When I began my first full-time teaching position at the University of British Columbia three years ago, I was—in an almost literal sense—unqualified.


It’s Time to Address the Absence of Choice in Childbirth

13 April 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Elizabeth Chloe Romanis.

In 2018 the mainstream media was yet again reporting that there had been an increase in caesarean sections and was labelling this a “public health disaster.” Yet again, this was branded a result of pregnant women increasingly opting for caesarean section ‘when it isn’t medically necessary.’ The next thing I knew I was deep diving into literature about maternal request caesarean sections.


Reading the Poet’s Cards

6 April 2020 Contributor Blog

Tarot cards on table.Yeats and Tarot.

Written by guest blogger Julian Breandán Dean.

If you have ever visited the Yeats exhibit at the National Library of Ireland, you doubtlessly noticed the glass case containing Tarot cards, ritual notebooks, and a portrait of MacGregor Mathers dressed in his magic regalia.


How to Study Institutions Protecting Constitutional Democracy: An Introduction

30 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Mark Tushnet.

My recent article Institutions Protecting Constitutional Democracy: Some Conceptual and Methodological Preliminaries, 70 University of Toronto Law Journal 95 (2020), is a first installment of a larger project that I sketch in this blog post.


The Woman in Liturgy of the Church: Peter Chrysologus

25 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Kenneth J. Howell.

In this most recent issue of the Toronto Journal of Theology I have published an article on the 5th century bishop of Ravenna, Peter Chrysologus, who preached four sermons on the story of the woman with a twelve-year hemorrhage in Mark 5: 21-43. This pericope has always fascinated me from literary, theological, and spiritual standpoints.


Healthy self-care may be healthy, but is it good?

16 March 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Talia Welsh.

Many years ago now, the health care insurance that covers the state of Tennessee (USA) employees developed the lowest cost program to include wellness monitoring. I chose this program for the cost and found myself in a room in our university student center being weighed and variety of other tests (blood pressure, blood sugar, heart pressure) along with other faculty and staff.


Three ways to get over (academic) writer’s block

4 March 2020 Contributor Blog

White cat sitting on table with paws on laptop keyboard.

Written by guest blogger Michelle G. Ong.

No one’s ever said that writing a journal article is easy. If anything, the number of blog posts, university-run workshops, and published books on the topic is a testament to how challenging it is for academics who are nonetheless expected to do it a lot over the course of their careers.


Geospatial 3D Printing—An Experiment at the Intersection of Exploratory Research and Community Outreach

10 February 2020 Contributor Blog

Photo of Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald

Written by guest bloggers Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald.

From the beginning of our experiment with 3D printing of terrain models and cityscapes, we struggled with positioning this work between applied research, technology exploration, and knowledge transfer.