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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Honouring Black History

1 February 2024 Contributor Blog
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In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to showcase the rich array of scholarly research on black history published in UTP scholarly journals. Below, we highlight notable special issues and provide a list of articles that will be Free to Read throughout the month of February. Special Issues: Canadian Review of American Studies […]

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Bell Let’s Talk 2024 – UTP Articles on Mental Health

24 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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Today is Bell Let’s Talk day! This annual Canadian campaign aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. To honour this crucial initiative, we aim to spotlight research from various UTP journals addressing mental health in diverse contexts. These include family stress amid COVID-19, the utilization of mental health interventions by physiotherapists, assessments […]

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Celebrate International Day of Education with #FreeToRead Education Articles

23 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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In a world facing the increasing threats of climate change, hate speech, and global conflict, UNESCO dedicates this year’s International Day of Education on January 24, 2024 to “Learning for Lasting Peace,” highlighting the central role of education in addressing and preventing conflict and inequality on a global scale. As we observe this day, join […]

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Bridging the gap between modern theories and the study of the past

23 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Agata Bloch “The ‘Miserable Vassals’ of the Empire: The Androgynous Codes of Behaviour of Black and Indigenous Peoples in Late Colonial Brazil (1775-1808)” is my research article that offers an exploration of colonial history with a focus on the application of modern gender concepts. I originally intended to examine the role […]

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Are we headed for a “big short”? The supply of early childhood educators in Canada

15 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest bloggers Brad Seward, Beth Dhuey, and Annie Pan. If you have children (or know someone who does) I won’t need to convince you that the cost of childcare is no small expense. In the past these costs could be so prohibitively expensive that some parents would need to weigh the financial trade-offs […]

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A Few Thoughts on the Theatre of Solidarity

8 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Theo Ioannou. My recent article “‘How Could We Not Go to Mosul?’: Empathy, Anagnorisis, and the Politics of Recognition in Orestes in Mosul” makes the case for a type of theatre that fuels solidarity by bringing remote suffering (or the suffering of others) within our interpretative frames, using the structured apparatus […]

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Mankind’s Endless War between Fiction and Real History

4 January 2024 Contributor Blog
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Written by guest blogger Zoltan A. Simon My paper in the Cartographica journal (Volume 57, Issue 1 2022) is a summary of a forty-six-year long research on the historical Robinson Crusoe, his real island, and a true history in Costa Rica. Between the lines, it is challenging the scholarly consensus that assumes the identity of […]

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