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Captured Hearts

Goose Lane Editions | New Brunswick Military Heritage Series


Imagine you're a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war ends, you leave all you've ever known behind — your family, friends, and way of life — to begin a new life in Canada. This is the story of hundreds of women who made their way to New Brunswick at the end of the Second World War. Between 1942 and 1948, young women from all over Europe came to this part of Canada with their servicemen husbands. Some married Aboriginal New Brunswickers; others married French-speaking Acadians; still others married New Brunswickers of British descent. In this compelling volume, wives, widows, fiancées, and those whose marriages failed and returned to Europe tell compelling stories of prejudice, perseverance, kindness, hope, defeat and triumph.

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Melynda Jarratt is internationally recognized as the leading expert on Canada's war brides and is the author of three books on the subject. In 1995, Melynda wrote her master's thesis in history at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on New Brunswick war brides, and went on to obtain a diploma in digital media and design in 1999. She has continued to document this fascinating chapter in Canadian military history for nearly thirty years. She is the co-author of Voices of the Left Behind (Dundurn Press, 2005), which was a Book of the Month Club selection, author of War Brides: The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved (Tempus Publishing, 2007; reissued by Dundurn Press, 2009), and of Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides (New Brunswick Military Heritage Project and Goose Lane Editions, 2008). Melynda has also written on the history of Dutch immigration to Canada for Pier 21, and in 2012 she wrote the history of Bathurst's Brunswick Mines, entitled The End of an Era. Melynda has been the curator and outreach officer for the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in Fredericton since 2012.

 
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Controlling Knowledge

Athabasca University Press


Digital communications technology has immeasurably enhanced our capacity to store, retrieve, and exchange information. But who controls our access to information, and who decides what others have a right to know about us? In Controlling Knowledge, author Lorna Stefanick offers a thought-provoking and user-friendly overview of the regulatory regime that currently governs freedom of information and the protection of privacy.Aiming to clarify rather than mystify, Stefanick outlines the history and application of FOIP legislation, with special focus on how these laws affect the individual. To illustrate the impact of FOIP, she examines the notion of informed consent, looks at concerns about surveillance in the digital age, and explores the sometimes insidious influence of Facebook. Specialists in public policy and public administration, information technology, communications, law, criminal justice, sociology, and health care will find much here that bears directly on their work, while students and general readers will welcome the book's down-to-earth language and accessible style.

Intended to serve as a "citizen's guide," Controlling Knowledge is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand how freedom of information and privacy protection are legally defined and how this legislation is shaping our individual rights as citizens of the information age.

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Lorna Stefanick is an associate professor in the Governance, Law, and Management program in the Centre for State and Legal Studies at Athabasca University.and in Calgary, the first of which resulted in the book Hiding the Audience: Arts and Arts Institutions on the Prairies. Kaye divides her time between a farmstead outside Lincoln, Nebraska, and a house in Calgary, so that she may always be close to the prairie land that drives her research.Face the North Wind (1975). This manuscript came to light after his passing in 1999.

 
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Bomb Canada and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines how the American media has portrayed Canada, from Confederation to Obama’s election. By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S. Informative, thought provoking and at times hilarious, this book reveals another layer of the complex relationship between Canada and the United States.

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Chantal Allan is an award-winning journalist who has reported for CBC Radio and NPR (National Public Radio). Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Los Angeles Daily News, and other publications. She received her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California and now lives in Los Angeles.

 
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Canada and the Challenges of International Development and Globalization

Masaeli, MahmoudMunro, Lauchlan T. (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Studies in International Development and Globalization


What are

Canada’s various links with international development and globalization? They

extend beyond foreign aid to diplomacy, trade, finance, aid, immigration,

military intervention (both peacekeeping and combat roles), membership in a

variety of international organizations, relations with indigenous peoples, and

people-to-people links.

This

multi-disciplinary and multi-author textbook, designed for first- or

second-year students, introduces the main concepts, theories, and perspectives

that have shaped Canada’s interactions with developing countries in a

globalizing world. 

It starts by considering Canada as a case study in

international development and globalization. It examines Canada’s diplomatic,

economic, military, social, immigration and aid policies, how they have changed

over time and how they have interacted with each other and with Canada’s

treatment of Indigenous peoples. The book presents economic, political, and

cultural dimensions of the process of globalization and the ways they affect

Canada; examines the public institutions, private sector and civil society

organizations in Canada; and explores the moral imperatives behind Canadian

international policy. Finally, it examines current issues, including Canada’s

promotion of human rights, democracy, good governance, support to the private sector,

and relations with fragile and conflict-affected states and the emerging

economies.

Finalist - PROSE Award, Textbook/Social Sciences January 2019

This book is published in English.

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Comment se déploient les interventions du Canada en matière de développement international et de mondialisation ? Bien au-delà de l’aide à l’étranger, celles-ci touchent la diplomatie, le commerce, les finances, l’aide, l’immigration, les interventions militaires, l’adhésion à des organisations internationales et des liens entre personnes. 

Conçu pour les étudiants de première et de deuxième année du premier cycle, ce manuel multidisciplinaire est une initiation aux principaux concepts, idées, théories et approches qui forment le contexte historique et les fondations mêmes des interactions du Canada avec les pays en développement à l’ère de la mondialisation. 

Il aborde la question de la diplomatie canadienne et de son évolution, examine les politiques canadiennes en matière d’immigration, d’aide, de politique, d’économie, militaires et sociales. Il présente les dimensions économiques, politiques et culturelles du processus de mondialisation et les façons dont elles touchent le Canada, les institutions et politiques en lien avec le développement, les organismes du secteur privé et la société civile au Canada et les impératifs moraux qui sous-tendent la politique internationale canadienne. Enfin, il examine les droits humains, la démocratie, la bonne intendance, le soutien au secteur privé, les relations avec des états fragilisés et les liens avec les économies en émergence.

Finaliste - PROSE Award, Textbook/Social Sciences Janvier 2019

Ce livre est publié en anglais.

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Mahmoud Masaeli is Assistant Professor at the International Development and Global Studies,

University of Ottawa, and Lecturer at St-Paul University (Ottawa).

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Lauchlan T. Munro is Associate Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. Before joining the University of Ottawa, he served as Vice-President at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (2008 to 2012).

 
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A Nation Beyond Borders

University of Ottawa Press | Biographies et mémoires


This book, first published as Quand la nation débordait les frontières (Hurtubise HMH, 2004), is considered the most comprehensive analysis of Lionel Groulx's work and vision as an intellectual leader of a nationalist school that extended well beyond the borders of Québec. 

Recipient of the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award in non-fiction, the original French edition also won the Michel-Brunet Award (Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française), the Prix Champlain (Conseil de la vie française en Amérique), and a medal awarded by the Québec National Assembly. It was also shortlisted for the Jean-Charles-Falardeau Award (Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines du Canada) and the City of Ottawa Book Award.

For over five decades, historians and intellectuals have defined the nationalist discourse primarily in territorial terms. In this regard, Groulx has been portrayed—more often than not—as the architect of Québécois nationalism. Translated by Ferdinanda Van Gennip, A Nation Beyond Borders will continue to spark debate on Groulx's description of the parameters of the French-Canadian nation. Highlighting the often neglected role of French-Canadian minorities in his thought, this book presents the Canon as an uncompromising advocate of solidarity between all French-Canadian communities.

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Michel Bock is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and holds a Research Chair in Canadian Francophonie. His research focuses on the intellectual and political history of French Canada. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Michel-Brunet, the Prix Champlain, and the Governor General's Literary Award.

 
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Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

Athabasca University Press | Issues in Distance Education


For many learners assessment conjures up visions of red pens scrawling percentages in the top right-hand corner of exams and feelings of stress, inadequacy, and failure. Although negative student reactions to evaluation have been noted, assessment has provided educational institutions with important information about learning outcomes and the quality of education for many decades. But how accurate is this data and has it informed practice or been fully incorporated into the learning cycle? Conrad and Open argue that the potential in many of the new learning environments to alter and improve assesment has yet to be explored by educators and students.

In their investigation of assessment methods and learning approaches, Conrad and Openo aim to explore assessment that engages learners and authentically evaluates education. They insist that moving to new learning environments, specifically those online and at a distance, afford educators opportunities to embrace only the most effective face-to-face assessment methods and to realize the potential of delivering education in the digital age. In this volume practitioners will find not only an indispensable introduction to new forms of assessment but also a number of best practices as described by experienced educators.

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". . . challenges readers to consider their own understanding of online learning and the role of assessment versus a more traditional use of evaluation."

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"A practical, helpful and insightful book full of advice and support for the faculty member seeking to develop meaningful, authentic, formative and summative assessments for and of learning. Written by two of the most experienced professionals in ODFL in North America, the authors' experiences shine through on every page – making this an immensely readable, useful, and practical collection of insights, practices, and suggestions."

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Dianne Conrad spent thirty-three years teaching and researching, most recently at Athabasca University in the Centre for Distance Education. She is the co-editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning and is an editorial board member of several international journals. Her research interests include adult and distance education, online learning, and prior learning assessment and recognition.

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Jason Openo is the director of the Centre for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at Medicine Hat College in Alberta and a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research interests include the professional development of online contingent faculty and the convergence of quality assurance and the assessment of student learning outcomes.

 
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Can Your Smartphone Change the World?

Orca Book Publishers | PopActivism


Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice.

This is the first book in the PopActivism series, which includes Can Your Outfit Change the World? and Can Your Conversations Change the World? (coming fall 2018).

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"Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a wonderful resource to use with upper intermediate and high school grades to promote leadership skills…Many great conversations can be started after reading this book."

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"Written in simple, appealing language, there is something for everyone in this small but mighty book."

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"Teens tired of hearing the complaint, 'You're always glued to your phone', will find this first entry in the PopActivism series to be vindicating and inspiring. Highly Recommended."

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"Hand this book to your teens or anyone who could use some positive inspiration on how to make a difference in the world."

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"Paisley encourages readers to get involved. Her Pop Quiz pages suggest ways to get started. This highly recommended book is a must for every Intermediate library. Imagine how a group of kids from your school could use the ideas to change the world."

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"No matter your passion, there is something to attract nearly every reader…Whether you are social-media savvy or looking to make a small impact with your wallet, Paisley's popactivist pieces offer an array of ways to change the world, one click at a time."

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"This DIY activism series will find a wide audience with digital media fanatics in search of a raison d'etre. These stories about kids who used art, fashion, music, and media to spread a political message of empathy and altruism will inspire readers to use that powerful device stored in their pockets for good. A fabulous addition to nonfiction collections."

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"In brief, clear chapters, augmented with plentiful photos, pull quotes, and pop quizzes that pose questions and conversation starters, [Erinne] employs an upbeat conversational tone in addressing her audience. Her blend of personal story, tips, and information will appeal to activism-minded teens...Older preteens and teens will find plenty of inspiration here."

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"Striking a casual but persuasive tone, Paisley demonstrates that fighting for one's beliefs can be fun, creative, and effective—especially when social media is involved."

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"Both a how-to for getting your socially conscious voice heard online, and a love letter to others who have proven it can be done."

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Erinne Paisley is an activist, public speaker, youth content developer, writer and student. She was awarded one of ten University of Toronto National Scholarships and is now studying International Relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto. She is also the author of the PopActivism series. For more information, visit www.popactivism.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinneP and subscribe to her YouTube channel, Erinne Paisley.

 
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Aloha Wanderwell

Goose Lane Editions


In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the world. Her name was Aloha Wanderwell.

Aloha's mission was foolhardy in the extreme. Drivable roads were scarce and cars were alien to much of the world. The Wanderwell Expedition created a specially modified Model T Ford for the journey that featured gun scabbards and a sloped back that could fold out to become a darkroom. All that remained was for Aloha to learn how to drive.

Aloha became known around the globe. She was photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower, parked on the back of the Sphinx, firing mortars in China, and smiling at a tickertape parade in Detroit. By the age of 25, she had become a pilot, a film star, an ambassador for world peace, and the centrepiece of one of the biggest unsolved murder mysteries in California history. Her story defied belief, but it was true. Every bit of it. Except for her name. The American Aloha Wanderwell was, in reality, the Canadian Idris Hall.

Drawing upon Aloha's diaries and travel logs, as well as films, photographs, newspaper accounts, and previously classified government documents, Aloha Wanderwell reveals the astonishing story of one of the greatest — and most outrageous — explorers of the 1920s.

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"Aloha Wanderwell must surely be the most remarkable woman adventurer to remain virtually unknown to history. This marvellous book sets the record straight, even as it powerfully evokes a distant era of travel when the survivors of the Great War set out to go anywhere but home."

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Christian Fink-Jensen's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Quarterly, Rampike, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Citizen.

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Randolph Eustace-Walden has worked as a writer, editor, researcher, television producer, and director. He has twice been nominated for Emmy and Gemini awards and has won several Leo awards.

 
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Because I am a Girl

Second Story Press


Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty, and helped lead the charge for the United Nations to declare October 11th the "International Day of the Girl" - a day each year to recognize and advocate for girls' rights globally.

This new book illustrates the Because I am a Girl call to change by telling the stories of individual girls throughout the world. They tell us: "Because I am a girl, I eat if there is food left over when everyone is done" and "I am the poorest of the poor." The later stories are about hope, with chapters like "Because I am a girl, I will share what I know" and " I am the heart of my community" and "I can change the world."

Accompanying each story are amazing photographs of girls and their communities around the world. And each story ends with a "Did You Know" section, with facts and interesting information about the lives of girls throughout the world.

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Rosemary McCarney is President and CEO of Toronto-based Plan Canada, one of the largest international development agencies in Canada. After working with organizations like the World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency, the UN, and Street Kids International, she moved to Plan Canada, where she led the call for the International Day of the Girl and spearheads the Because I am a Girl movement. Rosemary lives in Toronto with her family.

 
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A Woman of Valour

Athabasca University Press | Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters


A Woman of Valour is the biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle, a French-Canadian woman who found love with a priest thirty-three years her senior. Against all social convention, they lived, produced three children, and built a life together after fleeing their village.However, after several years together, Bouchard’s husband ultimately chose to return to the priesthood, abandoning his family as a result. Through interviews and documentation, Claire Trépanier tells Bouchard’s story of survival while highlighting the history of women’s stature in Canada, and raising a question about the celibacy of Catholic priests.

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Claire Trépanier lives in Ottawa. Her interest in travel, teaching, and international development led her to participate in the conception and co-creation of the TV series Gens d’ici, Gens d’ailleurs, which aired on TCV Outaouais from September to December 1999. A Woman of Valour is a testimony to her admiration of women's resilience, courage, and dynamic spirit.

 
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