We Must Not Neglect the Humans in Veterinary Medicine

15 April 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Margaret Brosnahan. As a scholar, diving into unexplored territory is always exciting and rewarding, but introducing new ideas to colleagues can be frightening. It was with this combination of excitement and trepidation that I sent off my paper entitled “Life, Death, and Humanity in Veterinary Medicine: Is it Time to Embrace […]

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Navigating Liver Health: Non-Invasive Biomarkers in Screening for Esophageal Varices

8 April 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Giada Sebastiani. Introduction: In the realm of liver health, our recent study has uncovered insights into the screening of esophageal varices (EV) in people living with hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), or the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The study’s findings underscore the benefits for both medical practitioners and the broader […]

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Still Walking: Memories of Participatory Pandemic Theatre

1 April 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Jacob Pittini. Somehow it has already been four years since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed life as we know it, including what it meant to see theatre, or even to go for a walk. Since the spring of 2020, many of these changes have gradually been reversed. For some time now […]

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Celebrate World Theatre Day with #FreetoRead Theatre Articles

27 March 2024 Contributor Blog
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Happy World Theatre Day! Established by the International Theatre Institute in 1961, it commemorates the global significance of theatre and pays tribute to all individuals contributing to its realm, including actors, playwrights, and directors. Join the University of Toronto Press (UTP) in marking this occasion by delving into an extensive array of theatre and performance […]

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What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves and How They Help Hone Our Professionalism Skills

25 March 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Virginia Rentko. Horses are big, and for the uninitiated, maybe big and scary. Not only are they a good metaphor for a veterinary student entering the clinic and subsequent clinical practice, but they can also teach us a thing or two about just how to do the latter with grace. As […]

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A Feminist Take on Home-Centred Reality Shows

8 March 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Susan Fraiman. I’m an English professor whose areas of specialty include Jane Austen, the history of the novel, and gender studies. Yet recently I’ve been writing about contemporary television: dramadies like Girls, Insecure, and Broad City; the survival reality series Alone; and even those formulaic reality shows focused on buying and/or […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with #FreeToRead Interdisciplinary Research

1 March 2024 Contributor Blog
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In recognition of Women’s History Month, University of Toronto Press is pleased to offer free access to a selection of interdisciplinary articles from across our journals. Explore the collection and discover research including Lyndsay Rosenthal’s report on the treatment of nursing sisters after WWI; an article by Karissa Patton and Whitney Wood on the history […]

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When Care Becomes a Revolutionary Act

27 February 2024 Contributor Blog
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Fall 2019 was an exciting time for me. I had recently had a baby, my oldest child was applying to colleges, and I had just submitted the final revisions to my first book. In January 2020, I was excited to get back to teaching, and I was feeling ready to embark on the new project […]

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Long-Term Care Staffing, COVID-19, and Lessons for Resilient Services

16 February 2024 Contributor Blog
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Our article developed from practicum work Tessa Weinberg did with us at AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub – Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging as part of her MSc program at McMaster University. She compared pre-pandemic challenges facing Ontario’s and British Columbia’s (BC) long-term care (LTC) sectors, and the measures each province took in […]

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Identifying More Accessible (and Comfortable) COVID-19 PCR Testing Options

6 February 2024 Contributor Blog
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Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab samples for COVID-19 PCR testing can be uncomfortable, difficult to obtain, and require skilled healthcare personnel. We investigated alternative sampling techniques suitable for COVID-19 PCR testing that are less invasive and allow for self-collection. In a partnership between Fraser Health Authority, LifeLabs, and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Public Health […]

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