What Does it Take to be Mainstream? New Religions in the Town of South Park

4 January 2021 Contributor Blog

 

Written by guest blogger Chris Miller.

 

What can a crude animated show like South Park teach us? I am hardly the first person to examine South Park’s deeper themes, or even the show’s commentary on religion. However, there are still worthwhile conversations surrounding this show’s social outlook and impact. Media does not exist in a vacuum. Writers craft jokes based on what society knows (and considers funny). Completing the feedback loop, jokes reinforce how we see different groups.

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« Something more than a newsletter »: nearly fifty years of Canadian urban history

14 December 2020 Contributor Blog

 

Written by guest bloggers Harold Bérubé and Owen Temby.

 

Fifty years ago, in late 1970, a small group of academics interested in the history of Canadian cities met in the Faculty Club of Carleton University to discuss the formation of an Urban Group that would facilitate exchanges between researchers from a variety of fields, universities, and regions of the country.The group included John H. Taylor, Gilbert A. Stelter, Del Muise, Maurice Careless, Frederick H. Armstrong, and Paul-André Linteau.

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Family-based resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic

30 November 2020 Contributor Blog

 

Written by guest bloggers Ranjan Datta and Jebunnessa Chapola.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic poses serious challenges to many vulnerable communities, particularly Indigenous peoples, new immigrants, and refugees in Canada and throughout the world. Some of these vulnerable communities experience poor access to mental and physical healthcare, food insecurity, or lack of access to essential services and other key preventive sanitation measures, such as clean water, soap, and disinfectant.

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Progressing a field through Collective Thinking and Scholarship

13 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

Written by guest blogger Henry Tran.

How teachers and staff are managed in schools have been subject to much criticism, particularly concerning the frequent overreliance of outdated, reactive and transactional policies and practices. While reformers have fought to change this, their vision of education human resources management (HRM), which are grounded in the philosophies of Taylorism and Scientific Management, emphasized the strategic and resources component of strategic HRM, to the neglect of the human component (at least as it relates to the needs of the teachers and staff of the schools).

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Scientific trust in the era of COVID-19

12 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

medical technician from 2nd Field Ambulance, salutes during a departure ceremony at a long-term care facility in Montreal, QC

Written by guest blogger Lacey Cranston.

Cpl. Dilhosh Kariz, medical technician from 2nd Field Ambulance, salutes during a departure ceremony at a long-term care facility in Montreal, QC, as part of Operation LASER June 8, 2020. Photo by Aviator Zamir Muminiar/Imagery, 2nd Canadian Division, St. Jean/Montreal

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Beyond the Colonial Cartographic Frame: The Imperative to Decolonize the Map

11 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

Cartographica Cover Art

Written by guest blogger Reuben Rose-Redwood.

Mapping is an art of persuasion that often aims to seduce us into believing that the map merely describes the world as it is, yet historians of cartography have long understood that mapping is a form of world-making.

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To Be Witnessed

10 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour


Written by Guest Blogger Thalia Gonzalez Kane.

My calendar has been a consistent reminder of that which won’t exist.

Prior to the pandemic, the majority of my work for the near future would take me abroad; an Australian tour, a production in Ireland, workshops in the States. All has been postponed indefinitely.

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Raising Up Cultural Emblems and Public Art

9 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

Written by UTPJ Marketing Coordinator Amanda Buessecker.

The history of art and architecture has seen many icons raised as cultural emblems: colossal palaces, palatial cathedrals, and masterpieces carved meticulously from wood and stone. A city’s cherished landmarks are often such monuments of public art. They are sites that promote interaction between the creativity of one and the experience of another.

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Health Histories on the Rock

2 November 2020 Contributor Blog

St. Johns General Hospital

Written by Guest Blogger Dr. Madeleine Mant.

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador felt to a ‘come from away’ (a term for anyone not born in the province) such as me, like a city that had come unstuck in time. The distinctive colourful downtown rowhouses, unmistakable accent and slang (Some day on clothes. Eh b’y!), and rich cultural and ecological heritage made it a uniquely exciting place to live and work.

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Reuniting Fragmented Discourse: why conversations between science and religion matter

26 October 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Emily Qureshi-Hurst.

‘Science and religion’ is less a single discipline and more a multiplicity of conversations between faith, its philosophical interpretation, and the empirical sciences.

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