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 Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada -- book cover

New book explores intersection of prisons and disability

Disability Incarcerated, a new book co-edited by York social work Professor Chris Chapman, explores the intersection where prisons and disability meet. The book is a collection of interdisciplinary papers examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities in North America. Full Story
Yael Machtinger and Rehanna Siew-Sarju

Two LA&PS Teaching Assistants win PUWTA award

Teaching assistants Yael Machtinger (left) and Rehanna Siew-Sarju received the President's University-Wide Teaching Awards (PUWTA) award in the Teaching Assistant (TA) category. Both are graduate students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Machtinger and Siew-Sarju were honoured during convocation ceremonies on June 18. Full Story
Catherine Timms

New book explores two of Canada's great thinkers

Few authors have placed Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye side by side as LA&PS English Professor B.W. Powe, a student of them both, has done in his new book, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (University of Toronto Press). It is here that Powe explores not only their eruptions of conflict – intellectual, academic and personal – but also their similarities, harmonies and lasting influence. He examines the parallels, interweaving and disparateness of their work and personal lives. Full Story

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