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  • CD cover of In Continental Drift by Gord Sinclair

    Continental Drift

    Gord Sinclair, Artsci’86

    What do you do after your tenure in one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands is cut short? Gord Sinclair, Artsci’86, perhaps better known as the Tragically Hip’s bassist, had to wrestle with that question after frontman Gord Downie’s widely mourned passing in 2017. Fortunately, Mr. Sinclair has sated fans’ appetites in the following years, releasing his debut solo album, Taxi Dancers, in 2020, and his second effort, In Continental Drift, last month. Preceded by its sonically diverse singles “Gool Guy” and “Sometimes,” In Continental Drift is material proof that the spirit of rock lives on. 

  • Cover of Workday Warrior: A Proven Path to Reclaiming Your Time by Ann Gomez

    Workday Warrior

    Ann Gomez, MBA’00

    Even as Ann Gomez, MBA’00, was forging a successful career as a management consultant, she couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed as her demanding work life interfered regularly with her personal life. Rather than give in to the pressure, Ms. Gomez dedicated herself to researching productivity and sharing what she’s learned with her clients. In Workday Warrior, recently released by Dundurn Press, she shares a three-step strategy – complete with supporting tools – to help you simplify your work and reclaim your time. 

  • Cover of Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas in the Radiation Clinic by Charles Hayter, MD

    Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas in the Radiation Clinic

    Dr. Charles Hayter, Artsci’74, Meds’84

    Not long after launching his career as a radiation oncologist, Dr. Charles Hayter, Artsci’74, Meds’84, learned that his father had developed cancer. Dr. Hayter weaves the story of his father’s illness with stories from other patients in Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas in the Radiation Clinic, released last fall by University of Toronto Press. At a time when one in three cancer patients receives radiation treatment, Dr. Hayter draws on his experience as a historian and playwright to shed light on this well-known but often misunderstood therapy. 

  • Cover of Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness by Virginia Heffernan

    Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness

    Virginia Heffernan, Artsci’86

    The 2007 discovery of valuable metal deposits in the James Bay Lowlands placed the local Indigenous community at odds with an American mining company. Virginia Heffernan, Artsci’86, documents the battle in Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness, a fast-paced, thoroughly researched, and ultimately hopeful account of a complex conflict between corporate interests and Indigenous rights. Ring of Fire is now available through ECW Press.  

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