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The Newsletter: February

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Hanson event with logosFebruary 7: Public Deliberation on Climate Change will be launched at the Edmonton Tower at 6:45 pm. The event, which is a partnership with the City of Edmonton and Change for Climate Edmonton, will feature a roundtable discussion about featuring voices from government, the public engagement profession, citizen panelists, and researchers, all of whom were involved in one of Edmonton’s most ambitious public involvement exercises: the Citizens’ Panel on Edmonton’s Energy and Climate Challenges. Details here.


February 22: Brian Ronaghan and Robin Woywitka will be presenting “Ancient Landscapes and Prehistoric Human Activity in Alberta’s Oil Sands” Science Outreach—Athabasca. The talk will start at 7:00 pm and will be hosted at the Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Details here.


Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin was reviewed in the Canadian Journal of Archaeology. Our favourite quote from the review reads: “My review of this book could be easily summarized: This is a great book.”

Visiting with the Ancestors was reviewed in Museum Anthropology

Writing the Body in Motion and The Medium is the Monster were featured in the 49th Shelf Spring Non-Fiction Preview.

Spark of Light was reviewed in the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. The reviewer writes “Spark of Light offers English readers rare and precious insights into Odishan literary culture.”

Under Siege was reviewed in Blacklock’s Reporter.


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We have been having so much fun with our latest Instagram series: Pantone posts. We have been matching our book covers with Pantone colours to showcase our colourful approach to book design.


Freedom to Read Week will take place from February 25–March 3 this year. Last year, we were seen reading books in unexpected environments on topics that may surprise. You can find all the photos from our campaign on Facebook.

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