Imagination and Everyday Performance

4 April 2022 Contributor Blog

“Pierogi-making at a Polish Canadian cultural centre”—photo by the author.
Written by guest blogger Wiktor Kulinski.

When we think of theatre, from the traditional to the experimental, we imagine staged performances that are composed and exhibited within constraints.


Partial Ectogenesis and the Protection of Autonomy: Thinking Beyond the Law

21 March 2022 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Anna Nelson, PhD Candidate, University of Manchester.

My article in the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB) comes from my doctoral research about the relationship between partial ectogenesis (PE)—the procedure whereby a fetus is extracted from the human uterus, and transferred to an artificial uterus to complete gestation ex utero —and the autonomy of the pregnant person.


Build Student Confidence Through Authentic Learning Experiences

7 March 2022 Contributor Blog

Written by guest bloggers Laura March & Maggie Melo.

Can LIS curricula dedicated to makerspaces provide an authentic learning experience for future librarians interested in makerspace-adjacent careers? Our article, “By the Book: A Pedagogy of Authentic Learning Experiences for Emerging Makerspace Information Professionals,” illustrates how educators can use an authentic learning framework to help narrow the preparation gap in makerspaces.


Smørrebrød Scholarship, or: Being More Open-Faced in Research

21 February 2022 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger David Szanto.
Resume: Staff of Life reflects on the ways in which performance with food can be a way to explore life and death, the preservation of memory, and the creation of new relationships between people and food. Three performances are described, each using bread starter culture that is more than twenty-five years old, and which was inherited from a friend of the author.


Toni Morrison, Empathy, and Interdisciplinary Storytelling

7 February 2022 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Cynthia R. Wallace, Associate Professor of English St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.

In her 2009 essay “Home,” published in The Source of Self-Regard, Toni Morrison writes, “there is something new and soul destroying about this last and current century.


School Library Employees Capacity Building Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Republic of Maldives

24 January 2022 Contributor Blog

Written by guest bloggers Dr. Gina de Alwis Jayasuriya, Aminath Riyaz, Dr. Shaheen Majid, and Nirmal Prabu.

The Republic of Maldives, a popular holiday destination located in the Indian Ocean, is an archipelago of 26 atolls and 1,192 low-lying small coral islands of which 188 are inhabited by a population of less than 400,000. Malé, the Republic’s capital serves as the country’s resource hub and is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.


Commoditization of Blood-Stained Underwear: A Critique of Menstruation Tracking Apps

20 September 2021 Contributor Blog

Photo: #cuelgatusbragas by gaelx (Attribution—ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)).

Written by guest bloggers Amelia J. Hood and Marielle S. Gross.

Imagine you wake up to find that you have begun your period. You throw your sheets in the washing machine, start coffee, and take a quick scroll through your phone.


Collaborating to Monitor Antimicrobial Resistance in Ontario

9 September 2021 Contributor Blog

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an important public health issue with a significant impact on healthcare. In November 2019, the Council of Canadian Academies released a report on When Antibiotics Fail to examine the impacts of AMR on our healthcare system, economy, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians (1).


Meet the Editors
Journal of Canadian Studies

8 July 2021 Contributor Blog

The University of Toronto Press is pleased to welcome the new Journal of Canadian Studies co-editors Elaine Coburn and Andrea A. Davis!

Elaine Coburn is Associate Professor, International Studies at York University’s bilingual Glendon College.

Andrea A. Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Special Advisor on the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ Anti-Black Racism Strategy.


Moving beyond the Long Sixties: A Time to Think about Frameworks, Themes, and Core Concepts to help understand late-Twentieth Century Canada

26 April 2021 Contributor Blog

Image: Expo Centre, August 1986, Ernie Reksten. Reference code: AM1551-S1-: 2010-006.440. Source: City of Vancouver Archives,

Written by guest blogger Matthew Hayday, Co-Editor, Canadian Historical Review

In its June 2019 issue, the Canadian Historical Review (CHR) published a Historical Perspectives feature section entitled “Reconsidering 1969: A Turning Point for Canada?” This was an unusual Historical Perspectives section.