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Remembering Stuart Hamilton

Posted on January 4 by Kyle in News

We're deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Stuart Hamilton. He was a kind man, an accomplished vocal coach, and mentor to generations of Canadian singers.

Hamilton was one of Canada’s premier vocal coaches for over 65 years. 

He was the founder and artistic director emeritus of Opera in Concert and was the first artistic director of the Canadian Opera Company ensemble. 

His master classes in vocal interpretation were widely attended across not only Canada but North America

There are actually two different questions in the title of this post. The first is: why is this book necessary? The origins of its argument about Canadian defence procurement can be traced all the way back to the late 1970s. Shortly after I was hired by McMaster University in 1976 to teach in the political science department, the Liberal government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau decided to buy a new fighter aircraft for Air Command (as the Royal Canadian Air Force was known back then). One of my new colleagues, Michael M.

Happy World Teachers Day

Posted on October 5 by Kyle in News

Recently, it seems like we celebrate everything – national black cat day, national coffee day, and national book lovers’ day to name a few (check out www.daysoftheyear.com for more obscure observances). On October 5th, we’re celebrating World Teachers’ Day – an important global observance created by UNESCO to celebrate the role teachers play in providing quality education.

Promised Land

Promised Land

Posted on August 15 by Vicki Delany in News

The Great Klondike Gold Rush was largely a journalistic event.

That there was gold in the Yukon was not exactly a big secret before the strike at Bonanza Creek. People had been mining there and finding gold for more than twenty years.  So what happened in 1897 that set off a worldwide rush that saw tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of people from all parts of the world packing up all their worldly belongings and rushing into the wilderness? Media.

In Memory of Terry Boyle

Posted on July 21 by Kyle in News

Terry Boyle was an accomplished man. He was a Canadian author, lecturer, and teacher who shared his passion for history and folklore in many books since 1976, including four Haunted Ontario titles. He hosted television’s Creepy Canada and radio’s Discover Ontario on Classical 103.1 FM. Terry hosted the popular Entwood Tours, historic and haunted guided walks in Parry Sound and Bala, Ontario nearly every summer season. 

Truly an accomplished man, we were saddened to hear of his passing on Monday, July 11, 2016. He was 63 years old.

We are thrilled to announce that The Order of Canada has appointed two of our authors, Ken Armson and Mark Cullen into its ranks. 

Ken Armson, Officer, is the author of The Legacy of John Waldie and Sons. Ken Armson is a professional forester who taught and conducted research in forestry at the University of Toronto for 26 years. He has a special interest in forest history and retired from the role of Ontario's Provincial Forester in 1989. He is also the author of Ontario Forests: A Historical Perspective, published in 2001.

What struck me at this year's Lambda Awards was the diversity of the award headings, spanning twenty-six categories from lesbian non-fiction through bisexual poetry, LGBTQ anthology, trans literature to gay mystery, and just about everything in between.

Today, as we know, the Lambda Awards gloriously celebrate the best of LGBTQ writing and "affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world."

It wasn't always like that.

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