Fall talking season!

I received invites from a couple of groups to come talk about curating. How could I say no? I love my work, and I will tell anyone who will listen. Curious about curating? September 20, 6:30-8:00pm Editors Ottawa 414 Sparks Street Five Things I’ve Learned About Working in Public History October 2, 12:30-1:30pm Trent University … Continue reading “Fall talking season!”

Fat Activism Book Review – Free Copies

Women’s Studies, an Interdisciplinary journal, is offering free copies of my review of Fat Activism by Charlotte Cooper. Click here. Spoiler alert: the book is well worth the read, but more details and discussion on the book’s contribution to Fat Studies are in the review.

Book Launch for Obesity in Canada

Please join us in Winnipeg on September 26 at 7:00pm for the official launch of Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives. The event is at McNally Robertson Grant Park in the Atrium. I’ll be there along with co-editor Deborah McPhail and some of the book’s contributors. We would love to talk about the book, our research, … Continue reading “Book Launch for Obesity in Canada”

Five Things You Don’t Know About Terry Fox: May 27, 6:30pm

You know he’s a national hero, but what did he add to the national conversation? As he became a hero Canadians were inspired by Terry Fox in ways you might not expect. Come see me talk at the Danforth Coxwell branch of the Toronto Public Library,May 27, 6:30-8:00pm in the Program Room (upstairs). This event … Continue reading “Five Things You Don’t Know About Terry Fox: May 27, 6:30pm”

Podcasting Project

I’m creating a podcast documenting how Canadians think about bodies, health and sport. It will focus on stories of how individuals experienced, thought about or contributed to noteworthy events, social movements and controversies. Right now I am looking for people who won a “gold crest” or “Award of Excellence” from the Canada Fitness Awards in … Continue reading “Podcasting Project”

Debating Femininity with Nancy Greene

Fifteen for 15 #8 Eight years ago I was seeking permission to use an advertising image of Nancy Greene for an article. Getting permission to use old ads and images is sometimes hard. After getting the run-around from the brand I decided to contact Nancy Greene’s “people” to see if they could help. I found … Continue reading “Debating Femininity with Nancy Greene”

Five Things You Don’t Know About Terry Fox: 27 May 2015

You know he’s a national hero, but what did he add to the national conversation? As he became a hero Canadians were inspired by Terry Fox in ways you might not expect. Come see me talk at the Toronto Public Library at part of the History Matters lecture series. Danforth-Coxwell Branch, May 27, evening. More … Continue reading “Five Things You Don’t Know About Terry Fox: 27 May 2015”

Research: “Court Aids Terry Fox Fund”

I’ll be giving a paper on Terry Fox at the Versions of Canada Conference this fall. The paper looks at references to national unity in letters to the Prime Minister, newspaper coverage and House of Commons discussion of Terry Fox during 1980-1981. After reading hundreds of letters written to Terry’s family, Douglas Coupland wrote, “I … Continue reading “Research: “Court Aids Terry Fox Fund””