World Happiness Week 2022

January 28, 2022 admin 0

There have probably been few times in history where a week dedicated to world happiness might be more welcome. Over six days in March, more than 160 speakers will talk to thousands of people in person, and potentially millions online, about how to get more happiness in their lives. World Happiness Fest 2022  runs from March 17th until the 22nd. It’s all about the exploration of solutions, tools, mindsets, best practices, insights, and experiences that […]

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Mark Leiren-Young Brings Us A Whale of A Time

May 1, 2020 News Editor 0

Join award-winning author and journalist Mark Leiren-Young as he continues his quest to save the whales while educating us about them: and he does it all with so much style! Join in today, May 1st, for a Covid-proof launch on Facebook. Though the books that will be launched, as well as all of Leiren-Young’s work, are available at better book retailers everywhere. His voice is clear and his vision strong. If you love whales, you […]

Rare Literary Items Will Headline University Archives’ March 25th Online Auction

March 21, 2020 admin 0

The auction is packed with rare books, manuscripts, relics and more, many of them signed by history’s brightest luminaries.” — John Reznikoff Part 1 of the Forbes Collection – 49 lots of phenomenal items from the estate of Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), the multimillionaire magazine publisher and discerning collector of Americana – and Part 2 of items from the estate of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac will headline University Archives’ online auction slated for Wednesday, March […]

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Canada’s Black History

January 29, 2020 admin 0

Little Burgundy in Montreal was called the Harlem of the North. Its wildly successful jazz club was called Rockhead’s Paradise. They would bring acts like Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday to town. Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver was a vibrant neighborhood with a largely black population. Jimi Hendrix’s grandmother lived in Hogan’s Alley and he visited her on a number of occasions. Africville was a thriving black community in Halifax for close to 160 years. Amber […]