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MQUP congratulates our authors upon their election as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Class of 2016:
Don Beecher (Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds)
Luca Codignola (Coldest Harbour in the Land)
Colleen Flood (Data Data Everywhere, Exploring Social Insurance)
Sebastien Grammond (Identity Captured by Law)
Janine Marchessault (Reimagining Cinema, Cartographies of Place)
Colleen Sheppard (Inclusive … Read More >
Congratulations to Mary Anne Poutanen for winning the Prix Lionel-Groulx 2016 for her book Beyond Brutal Passions: Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, the prize recognizes the best scholarly book on the history of French America. Mary Anne joins MQUP author Brian Young, whose book Patrician Families and the … Read More >
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of George Cartwright’s Labrador Companion in order to do this blog post! Edited by Marianne P. Stopp, this fascinating book presents several newly discovered Cartwright manuscripts that document his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786.
Although his focus is firmly on instruction in … Read More >
Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement’s L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys was reviewed in last week’s Times Literary Supplement! The full review appears on page 9 of the print issue, and is also accessible online for TLS subscribers.
Here is a brief excerpt from Faye Hammill’s review:
Not of Green Gables
Each year, hundreds of … Read More >
This past June, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson delivered the keynote at the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers. In her keynote she shared her reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and provided some suggestions with publishers about how they might advance reconciliation through their work.
Dr. Wilson was kind enough … Read More >
Russell A. Potter’s new book Finding Franklin, was recently reviewed by the National Post. The review came out just days before the discovery of the HMS Terror which has since fuelled Franklin fever in the news and with Franklin enthusiasts around the world!
Below is an excerpt from the review.
For Immediate Release – Montreal – September 27, 2016
New book uses evidence-based approach to assess the former prime minister’s policy legacy.
THE HARPER FACTOR
Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy
and Graham Fox
26 October 2016, 5:30pm – 7:00 pm
@ The Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant
700 Sussex Dr. Ottawa, Ontario
Tel – (613) 562 1160
Publication Date: 19 October 2016
A … Read More >
In this week’s issue of the Times Literary Supplement, Jonathan Dore reviews Russell A. Potter’s new book “Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search“. It’s a great, detailed review, which also takes a moment to discuss why those on the legendary Franklin expedition should be remembered more in their homeland.
Below is an excerpt from the … Read More >
In light of the exciting news this week of the discovery of the HMS Terror, we thought we would put together a reading list for Franklin enthusiasts, as well as for those looking to learn more about this famous expedition and the mystery surrounding its disappearance. The reading list is quite varied and includes two brand … Read More >
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONTREAL – 12 SEPTEMBER 2016
Sir John Franklin’s long-lost ship, the HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of of Terror Bay, King William Island, in the Arctic. On Sunday, a team from the charitable Arctic Research Foundation manoeuvred a small, remotely operated vehicle through an open … Read More >