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Month: April 2022 (Page 1 of 2)

126 years of BC newspaper archives now online

Academic, public and school libraries across British Columbia (B.C.) have joined together to provide every B.C. and Yukon resident with online access to 126 years of B.C.’s oldest and most respected newspapers: the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), the Times-Colonist (1884-2010) and The Province (1894-2010). The papers are part of the renowned ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection, one of the world’s largest digital newspaper archives, now part of Clarivate.

Anyone with a computer or mobile device located in B.C. or the Yukon can access all of these digital news archives from anywhere – including their homes – to search more than a century of news, features, editorials, ads and images that showcase B.C.’s heritage. Users have access to nearly 5 million digitized pages – a remarkable trove of content for school assignments, teaching, research, local history, family research and more. This access was made possible by the library members of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), the BC Libraries Cooperative and Focused Education Resources.

Anyone building a family tree, writing a school report, performing in-depth academic research or trying to answer a historical question can get the information they are seeking with access to these newspaper titles.

Anita Cocchia, Executive Director of BC ELN.

ProQuest’s crisp digitization allows readers to browse page-by-page as the newspaper originally appeared or use a variety of search parameters to pinpoint the content they’re looking for.

Enjoy exploring!

Qinqin has added the links to of A-Z Database list:.


Panel discussion on “The First Wave” Thursday April 28.

 As part of Alloway Library’s Academic Video Online collection, TWU students and employees have access to The First Wave . With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, this timely documentary spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19. Leaving a devastating trail of death and despair, this once-in-a-century pandemic changed the very fabric of our daily lives and exposed long-standing inequities in our society. Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité,  director Matthew Heineman embeds with a group of doctors, nurses and patients on the frontlines as they all desperately try to navigate the crisis. With each distinct storyline serving as a microcosm through which we can view the emotional and societal impacts of the pandemic, The First Wave is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Join the director and a frontline doctor  for a  free, live, panel conversation inspired by the documentary and challenge your assumptions about the lived experiences inside hospitals during the first four months of the pandemic. In this conversation, director  Heineman, (Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker), and Dr. Nathalie Dougé, the frontline doctor in The First Wave, will share their ultimately inspiring first-hand experiences that teach us what’s possible when we commit to the well-being of others during a crisis. Harvard’s  Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Chan School of Public Health will bring her expertise as an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist, an award-winning educator, and a widely recognized academic leader.

Learn about the documentary The First Wave 

Register Now: Thursday, April 28 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT/8:00pm BST (75 minutes)

New Titles Tuesday, May 3

Here is a selection of titles added in the past week.

 All talked out: naturalism and the future of philosophy /J.D. Trout. All Talked Out is an exercise in applied philosophy. It is a study of what the examination of knowledge, explanation, and well-being would look like if freed from the peculiar tools and outlook of modern philosophy and handed over to scientists – or scientifically-trained philosophers – who had a reflective aim.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

 Battle of Vimy Ridge /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the role that Canadian soldiers played at the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I.

Christian ethics: an introduction to biblical moral reasoning /Wayne Grudem. Grudem explains in detail what the whole Bible says about living as a Christian in this highly practical, biblically based volume on Christian ethics.

 COVID’s impact on health and healthcare workers /Don L. Goldenberg, MD. The physical and emotional toll on healthcare workers is described, as well as the innovations and sacrifices made by physicians, nurses, and hospitals during the pandemic. Present and enduring changes in primary care and mental healthcare, including increased utilization of telemedicine, are explained. The misinformation and disinformation raging during the pandemic and their adverse effect on public health and patient recovery are uncovered. The book concludes with recommendations to best move forward, addressing public health, healthcare inequities, long-term care facilities, primary care, healthcare worker well-being, and following science and truth.

 Hard questions: facing the problems of life /John Kekes. The hard questions are hard because reasonable answers to them conflicting. The aim of this book is to show how hard questions can be reasonably answered.

 Health equity in a globalizing era: past challenges, future prospects /Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert. This title discusses how globalization impacts the health of individuals and populations. It focuses on how globalization processes have impacted various social determinants of health such as income, employment, or migration patterns, and how this in turn shapes inequities in health outcomes.

 Health sciences literature review made easy: the matrix method /Judith Garrard. The ultimate ‘how to’ guide for learning the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences.

 Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: local solutions and global opportunities /edited by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Nathan D. Martin. Written by researchers working in and with Indigenous communities around the world, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies is an international collaboration that offers guidance and lessons learned in the field. Including contributions from diverse geographic locations–such as Canada, Peru, and Norway–the book is anchored by specific themes: exploring decolonizing methodological paradigms, honouring Indigenous knowledge systems, and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination. Readers are encouraged to consider the purposes and utilities of research and its consequences for Indigenous identities, and both individual and community well-being.

 Philosophy for public health and public policy: beyond the neglectful state /James Wilson. This groundbreaking book argues that philosophy is not just useful, but vital, for thinking coherently about priorities in health policy and public policy.

  Research and reconciliation: unsettling ways of knowing through indigenous relationships /edited by Shawn Wilson, Andrea V. Breen, and Lindsay DuPré. Research as Reconciliation will profile stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers engaging in research that is aligned with Indigenist ways of knowing. The contributors in this volume represent various disciplines, backgrounds, and diverse conceptions of reconciliation and its meaning in relation to ongoing settler colonial projects. The book will be comprised of research stories written in a variety of creative forms, such as stories, letters, twitter conversations and visual methodologies. By emphasizing stories rather than traditional academic chapters, we aim for the book to be reflective of individual voices, relevant to Indigenous traditions of storytelling, and interesting to practitioners, community members and others outside of academia who are engaging with research.

 Science and humanity: a humane philosophy of science and religion /Andrew Steane. Steane reconfigures the public understanding of science, by drawing on a deep knowledge of physics and by bringing in mainstream philosophy of science. A reply to a major argument of David Hume, and a related one of Richard Dawkins, is given. The book finishes with some brief chapters setting religion in the context of all human capacities, and showing, in fresh language, what theistic religious response is, or can be, in the modern world.

 Teaching health humanities /edited by Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin and Thomas R. Cole. Teaching Health Humanities expands our understanding of the burgeoning field of health humanities and of what it aspires to be. The volume’s contributors describe their different degree programs, the politics and perspectives that inform their teaching, and methods for incorporating newer digital and multimodal technologies into teaching practices. By collecting scholars from a wide array of disciplinary specialties, professional ranks, and institutional affiliations, the volume offers a snapshot of the diverse ways medical/health humanities is practiced today and maps the diverse institutional locations where it is called upon to do work

The 2nd Battle of Ypres /Norman Leach. Details the efforts of Canadian soldiers in the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

 The Appalachian /Erinn Banting. Discusses the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of Canada’s Appalachian region.

The Battle of Passchendaele /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

The Battle of the Somme /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of the 1st Battalion of Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge /Norman Leach. Details how the Battle of Vimy Ridge was a coming of age for the Canadian military.

The building of the CPR /Blaine Wiseman. The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) united the country from coast to coast. Although strenuous at times, the creation of the CPR was a turning point in Canadian history that helped shape Canada into the nation that it is today.

The Canadian shield /Tina Schwartzenberger. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Canadian Shield region.

 The contagion next time /Sandro Galea. This book articulates the foundational forces shaping health in American society and how they can be strengthened to prevent the next outbreak from becoming a pandemic. The book challenges Americans to tackle the deep-rooted obstacles preventing them from becoming a truly vibrant and equitable nation, reminding them of what they seemed to have forgotten: that health is a public good worth protecting.

 The Cordillera /Melanie Ostopowich. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Cordillera region.

The Crown /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Crown as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The governor general /by Amy Sawyer. Describes the role of the Governor General, the work she/he does and Governors General in history.

 The lieutenant governor /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the lieutenant governor.

 The member of Parliament /by Elizabeth Simon. Explores the role and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament in Canada’s government.

 The new leadership challenge: creating the future of nursing /Sheila C. Grossman, Theresa M. Terry Valiga. The New Leadership Challenge has been written as a reference book and textbook for undergraduate students in nursing, as well as for nurses in any practice role. The book also is helpful for nurses pursuing graduate study, including those preparing as clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, or those pursuing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. It provides an overview of major ideas related to the multidimensional concept of leadership and explores the relevance of those ideas at various points throughout one’s career development: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

 The Oxford handbook of feminist philosophy /edited by Kim Q. Hall and Ásta. This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary state of the field. The editors’ introduction and forty-five essays cover feminist critical engagements with philosophy and adjacent scholarly fields, as well as feminist approaches to current debates and crises across the world. Authors cover topics ranging from the ways in which feminist philosophy attends to other systems of oppression, and the gendered, racialized, and classed assumptions embedded in philosophical concepts, to feminist perspectives on prominent subfields of philosophy. The volume provides a rigorous but accessible resource for students and scholars who are interested in feminist philosophy, and how feminist philosophers situate their work in relation to the philosophical mainstream and other disciplines.

 The politics of health in the Canadian welfare state /Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael. The Politics of Health in the Canadian Welfare State argues that the nature of Canada’s liberal welfare state shapes the health care system, the social determinants of health, and the health of all Canadians. Documenting decades of work on the social determinants of health, Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael explore topics such as power and influence in Canadian society, socially and economically marginalized populations, and approaches to promoting health. Each chapter examines different aspects of the links between public policy, health, and the welfare state, investigating how broader societal structures and processes of the country’s economic and political systems shape living and working conditions and, inevitably, the overall health of Canadians. It includes international comparative data to demonstrate where Canada stands in comparison to other welfare states and provides a comprehensive overview of how the form of the welfare state acts as an important determinant of health.–Provided by publisher.

The prime minister /by Elizabeth Simon.Looks at the office of Prime Minister in Canada: the details of the job, how the Prime Minister leads in public, and famous Prime ministers throughout history.

The Queen /by Amy Sawyer.Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the monarchy.

The Senate /Simon Rose. Discusses the function and responsibility of the Senate as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The senator /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and the specific responsibilities of the Senate.

 The Supreme Court /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Supreme Court as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

 Toward a better world: the social significance of nursing /Mark Lazenby. The book’s central argument is that the profession can work for the common good through fulfilling obligations to the entire human community and that which sustains the human community. The obligations this book explores are to promote human equality, to give assistance to those who need it, to promote peace and safety, to respect Earth as a living entity with a moral status of its own, and to respect one’s own and others’ humanity.

  World Health Organization /Simon Rose. A look at the World Health Organization and Canada’s role in world health.

 World Trade Organization /Simon Rose.A look at the World Trade Organization and Canada’s role in international trade.

New Titles Tuesday, April 26

Here is a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week

 Simul sanctification: Barth’s hidden vision for human transformation. /Jeff McSwain. McSwain mines the theology of Karl Barth to look ‘through the simul;’ he concludes with Barth that universal human transformation is a reality before it is a possibility, and that, despite our contradictory state, we may live Spirit-filled lives as we participate in Christ’s true humanity that determines ours–a humanity which never gets old.

 Social science and the Christian scriptures: sociological introductions and new translation. Volume 2. Volume 1 Volume 3  /Anthony J. Blasi. Blasi analyzes early Christianity using multiple social scientific theories, including those of Weber, Simmel, Marx, Gramsci, and contemporary theorists. He investigates the canonical New Testament books as representative of early Christianity, a sample based on usage, and he takes the books in the chronological order in which they were written. The result is a series of stills that depict the movement at different stages in its development.

 Leading together: mindfulness and the gender neutral zone /Nicole S. Oliver Snyder ; foreword by Soong-Chan Rah. Snyder describes how mindfulness spiritual practices are both in the DNA of Christian tradition and powerful to unite. Snyder explores what it means to live God’s image as leaders, drawing from scripture and theology, neuroscience and the behavioral sciences. This book is academic and practical, and the start of a discussion about what good and successful leadership might look like.

 The Gospel /Douglas W. Kennard. This book is about stating gospel, especially in the Bible. After surveying historical statements of gospel within their respective soteriology, biblical contexts are explored that identify either: 1) as gospel; 2) promise forgiveness; 3) promise everlasting life; 4) promise kingdom; or 5) promise resurrection with Christ. These five statements indicate the outcomes that are normally associated with the gospel across Christendom. This framework provides legitimate biblical gospel statements within exclusive salvation in Christ.

 Singing with Jesus: the Lord’s psalm /Kurt C. Schaefer. To read the Lord’s Prayer as a psalm, you have to be able to read a psalm as a psalm.  So this book is first of all an adventure in reading the bible’s poetry–the psalms, of course, but also much of the prophets’ testimony.  The Old Testament’s poetry is rich in themes important to the Lord’s Prayer: heaven and earth, kingship and covenant, prophetic teaching and repentance, priesthood and redemption.

 Having nothing, possessing everything: finding abundant communities in unexpected places /Michael Mather. This is the story of how one church found abundance in a community of material poverty. Viewing people—not programs, finances, or service models—as their most valuable resource moved church members beyond their own walls and out into the streets, where they discovered folks rich in strength, talents, determination, and love. Mather’s Having Nothing, Possessing Everything will inspire readers to seek justice in their own local communities and to find abundance and hope all around them.

 Handbook of research on gender and leadership /edited by Susan R. Madsen. The Handbook comprises the latest research from the world’s foremost scholars on women and leadership, exposing problems and offering both theoretical and practical solutions on how to best strengthen the impact of women around the world. The Handbook provides a brief overview of the current state of women in global leadership, explores theories (both established and emerging) focused specifically on women, and examines with both theoretical and empirical research some of the factors that influence women’s motivations to lead. The authors delineate some of the most persistent barriers to women’s leadership success and conclude with the latest research findings on how to best develop women leaders to improve their status worldwide. The Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership will appeal to scholars and advanced students in leadership and entrepreneurship. It will be essential reading for leadership coaches, practitioners and business people, particularly those who facilitate leadership programs for women.

 The leadership imperative: leading biblically in an age of fluidity /Scott D. Liebhauser ; foreword by Diane M. Wiater. This book provides an unashamed and historic basis for leading others, using biblical truth as the standard. In this work, Liebhauser explains the pitfalls leaders face in these fluid times of resistance to anything authoritative while providing sound principles by which to effectively lead. The reader will appreciate learning about the historical dynamic which fueled postmodern thinking and find hope in the time-tested remedies this book provides.

 Luke’s legato historiography: remembering the continuity of salvation history through rhetorical transitions /David Brack. Using a musical metaphor, this book demonstrates how Luke replies to the  stacatto identity struggles of the first-century church with his own legato version of history. Luke accomplishes this bridging of past events primarily through the ancient practice of rhetorical transitions, and in the process reassures his audiences of the continuity of salvation history throughout the various stages of early Christianity.

 Theosis: Patristic remedy for evangelical yearning at the close of the modern age /Michael Paul Gama ; foreword by Gerald L. Sittser. Seeking to understand Evangelicalism and its origins, this book suggests that Evangelicalism is best understood as the sibling of western, Enlightenment Modernity.

 The love of God holds creation together: Andrew Fuller’s theology of virtue /Ryan P. Hoselton ; Foreword by Michael A. G. Haykin.  In this concise study, Hoselton looks to recover the importance of ethical reasoning in Fuller’s theology and ministry and reflect on its merit for today.

 A Christian utopia: Paul’s community of equality and justice /Stephen J. Gaudet. Based upon the authentic corpus of Paul, a new utopian society was envisaged–a society based on equality and justice for all, not just for the elite. This eschatological community is in sharp contrast with Imperial Rome. Following the death of Paul, writers invoking Paul’s authority by claiming that their texts were authored by the apostle himself, continued writing letters to various Christian communities. However, their texts differed in significant ways from Paul’s vision. Yet these corrupted texts have survived and influenced the development of Christianity for two millennia. It is imperative to retrieve the true vision of Paul for a world in serious need of that eschatological vision.

 Redeeming singleness: postmodern pastoral care and counseling for never-married single women /HyoJu Lee. The author hopes ministers and never-married single women can learn what we think is normal is a very contextual product. The author invites never-married single women to own their own stories instead of being owned by metanarratives in their lives.

 Comfort when the shadow falls: encouraging the dying and those affected by grief /Eddie Sharp, in collaboration with Cheryl Mann Bacon Comfort When the Shadow Falls is a reflective, compassionate, and holistic examination of how Christ calls us to minister in the shadow of death. Not only does it consider the biblical foundation for life, death, and hope, it offers seasoned, practical advice on how to serve the dying, come alongside grieving families, lead in funeral service for expected or sudden losses, and minister to the grieving unchurched in our communities..

 Epistemology and logic in the New Testament: early Jewish context and biblical theology mechanisms that fit within some contemporary ways of knowing /Douglas W. Kennard. 

 Until Christ is formed in you: Dallas Willard and spiritual formation /edited by Steven L. Porter, Gary W. Moon, J.P. Moreland. Until Christ Is Formed in You brings together ten authors who knew Willard well to introduce his wide-ranging vision and consider again the overall significance of this one-of-a-kind teacher. This collection explores topics including the Beatitudes, the relationship of body and soul, the kingdom of God, discipleship to Jesus, the nature of formation, and Ignatian spirituality. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of Willard’s understanding of formation, and it concludes with practical applications of this understanding to the disciplines of psychology and counseling.

 Longevity in leadership: essential qualities of longtime leaders /Phillip V. Lewis, John P. Harrison. Longevity in Leadership was written for those who currently are leading or want to lead in business and in churches. Leading can often be discouraging work, so Longevity in Leadership encourages both leaders and potential leaders to stay the course and lead effectively and successfully for a long time.

 The significance of the temple incident in the narratives of the four gospels /Deolito V. Vistar, Jr. Vistar brings a new perspective to the interpretation of the temple incident by approaching the subject not from the ‘historical Jesus’ point of view but from that of the authors of the Gospels. Using composition criticism as a method, Vistar sensitively analyzes the four Gospels’ accounts of the incident and shows areas of commonalities and crucial areas where the four evangelists have their own distinctive understanding of what Jesus meant by his protest in the temple. This book is a helpful example of the use of composition analysis in the exegesis of Gospel texts. It is also a helpful study of what is now generally taken for granted in Gospel scholarship: that the four evangelists were both historians and theologians.

 The visible shape of Christ’s life in us: meditations on the fruit of the spirit /edited by Bruce Worthington. The Visible Shape of Christ Life in Us is a collection of essays originally preached in the Founders Chapel of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in the fall semester of 2018. Originally intended for a diverse audience of students, faculty, and professional clergy, these essays represent the best of Anglican theological insight in the context of the greater Christian community. They are intended for personal reflection, and daily devotion–a welcoming, accessible addition to any theological collection.

 The soteriological use of call by Paul and Luke /Hussey Ian. This volume argues that the usage of καλέω language by both Paul and Luke suggests that it may be a common element in their soteriologies. The author demonstrates that καλέω language is an important concept in the soteriologies of Luke and Paul and that although there are contrasts, there are a number of points of comparison. Crucial to this common understanding is the association of καλέω language with the OT covenants, election, covenant meals, and an expectation of the eschatological banquet. As a result of this prominent and consistent usage by Paul and Luke, the language of καλέω deserves a higher place in the Christian understanding of salvation.

 Brian McLaren in focus: a new kind of apologetics /Scott R. Burson ; foreword by Brian D. McLaren. This book puts McLaren in focus—showing the development of his ideas over time, giving firm assessments of his positions, and offering suggestions of both the strengths and weaknesses of his thinking. Even more, McLaren speaks for himself in these pages as the author of the foreword, and through his extensive, charitable conversation with the author.

 Ezekiel to Jesus: Son of Man to suffering servant /Preston Kavanagh ; Simo Parpola. This short book resolves the mystery of why Jesus chose to call himself Son of Man. Far earlier, the first Son of Man–the prophet Ezekiel–had met death as a Babylonian substitute king. Parpola’s expert exposition about Assyrian substitutes prepares readers for the sacrifice first of Ezekiel and then, far later in time, of Jesus.


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