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This community classroom will explore the roles that violence against women shelters and transition houses play across Canada.
Beyond the Altar illustrates how women religious overcome sexist subjugation by side-stepping the patriarchal power of the Roman Catholic Church.
The July 6, 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster is a tragedy unparalleled in Canadian history. It resulted in major loss of life, massive environmental destruction and the evisceration of a small Quebec town.
This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we're allowed to "go" in public. Adults don't talk about the business of doing our business.
In celebration of two women creative writers and their debut collections of short stories and poems, please join us in an evening with Rebecca Higgins and Sarah Feldman!
Bruce Clark spent forty-six years defending the rights of Natives across North America.
Canadians have been coming to a greater understanding of the threat posed by global warming and the need for urgent action by governments, industry and the public at large. The Trudeau government has, more or less, taken up the cause.
Current global trends suggest a time of exciting possibility for scholars as critical, community-engaged, and participatory epistemologies come to the fore.
The Basta Basta Kitchen Cookbook: Sicilian Family Recipes and Gastro Memories is a book of family memories around the table and in the kitchen. It weaves biography, history, food and recipes.
When Ann Hansen was arrested in 1983 along with the four other members of the radical anarchist group known as the Squamish Five, her long-time commitment to prison abolition suddenly became much more personal.
Edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen and Chris Bruckert, this new collection published by the University of British Columbia Press advocates for social and economic justice within a sex-work-as-work framework.
The left is supposed to be opposed to colonialism and at least skeptical of nationalism. However, Left, Right shows that, for decades now, this hasn’t been the case in Canada.
How does a parent cope after the death of a child? Each essay in Always With Me: Parents Talk about the Death of a Child reveals the experiences of parents who have lived through the devastation and upheaval of their child’s death.
GAYBCs is a cheeky, progressive adult alphabet book that celebrates and illuminates LGBTQ terminology.
What would happen if someone picked up a classic ABC book, crossed out the words, and replaced them with LGBTQ terms?
WEL CUM ABO ARD
KNO SMO KIN
BUC KLE UPP
Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP!
Join the authors of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, Andrew Crosby and Jeff Monaghan, for a discussion of how to use Access to Information (ATI) or Freedom of Information (FOI) processes to research or investigate the practices of powerful (and often secreti
Over the past few years, public attention focused on the Jian Ghomeshi trial, the failings of Judge Greg Lenehan in the Halifax taxi driver case, and the judicial disciplinary proceedings against former Justice Robin Camp have placed the sexual assault trial process under significant scrutiny.
Over the past thirty years corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada.
Octopus Books Community Classroom was created to promote conversations and the exchange of ideas in support of emancipation and activism. This fall, we have a few community classrooms planned with a wide range of topics. The ones confirmed are listed below.
Author, futurist, and serial entrepreneur Sylvain Rochon will illustrate how robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will be capable of replacing human workers within the next 25 years. Sylvain will explain the differences between the AI-assisted human work we see today and the AI of tomorrow.
Big Lonely Doug weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient f