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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
In this community classroom, Chelby Marie Daigle will be mining her own personal experience of being the target of Islamophobia in a "feminist" workspace and a workplace focused on countering racism, to explore how Islamophobia is manifesting in spaces that claim to be socially inclusive.
Dave Welsh is a Canadian lawyer and the Country Director for the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour - Congress of Industrial Organizations) Solidarity Center in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Please join us Thursday, July 19th from 4:00-6:00pm in 201D St. Patrick’s, Carleton University for the Ottawa launch of The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War, written by Dr.
Uzma Jalaluddin, a high school teacher, writes Samosas and Maple Syrup, a regular column about modern Muslim life for the Toronto Star. She’s also been a guest on the TV show Cityline, speaking on the Muslim experience.
Please join Wayne Ng for the official launch of his book, Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu. Wayne will be discussing the novel and signing copies.
Rooted in history, inspired by legend.
Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews, Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited. In 2012 he was named an Officer of
Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases by and About Canadian Woman and the Law is the fourth book in Durvile’s True Cases series.
Dr. Doaa Saddek, senior evaluator at the Federal Government and Chair of the Professional Learning Committee at the Canadian Evaluation Society, will interview the editors Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen, and Caroline Andrew in a “talk show” format.
The Valley of LeMay is home to many animals and friends, all of whom have experienced their own challenges and life lessons. Every day, there is something happening… always an adventure to be had!
During the 60s Scoop, over 20,000 Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their biological families, lands and culture and trafficked across provinces, borders and overseas to be raised in non-Indigenous households.
In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly.
Prince Edward County publisher Brian Flack gives his reasons for electing to publish JC’s lyric and narrative poetry in PPP’s inaugural publishing program.
Nahla Abdo, the co-editor of An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba and Marcello Di Cintio, author of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, will join us to discuss their books in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba.
In recent years, Indigenous peoples have led a number of high profile movements fighting for social and environmental justice in Canada.
It is often hoped and assumed that union stewardship of pension investments will produce tangible and enduring benefits for workers and their communities while minimizing the negative effects of what are now global and intensely competitive capital markets.
CROOKED CORRECTIONS is the final in Jeannette Tossounian's acclaimed Jail Trilogy. The other two titles from this trilogy are: Songs from the Slammer and The Human Kennel.
Montrealer Leila Marshy is of Palestinian-Newfoundland heritage—she can tell a good joke, but it bombs. She has been a filmmaker, a baker, an app designer, a marketer, a farmer, and editor of online culture journal Rover Arts.
What does a teenage girl do when she sees her beloved older brother commit a horrific crime? Should she report to her parents, or should she keep quiet? Should she confront him? All her life, Naledi has been in awe of Basi, her charming and outgoing older brother.
The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familiar to him. He didn’t know them, but the communities they grew up in and the challenges they faced mirrored the circumstances of his own life.
The Plan 99 Reading Series is pleased to host the Ottawa launch of BOOK OF ANNOTATIONS, by Cameron Anstee.
“Incredibly short and playful poems packed with enormous density.” – rob mclennan (We concur.)