Here is a selection of titles recently added to the collection

 Beyond rights: the Nisg̲̲a’a Final Agreement and the challenges of modern treaty relationships /Carole Blackburn. Beyond Rights explores the ground-breaking achievement of the Nisga’a Treaty and its impact. Using this pivotal case study, Beyond Rights analyzes both the potential and the limits of treaty making as a way to address historical injustice and achieve contemporary legal recognition. It also assesses the possibilities for a distinct Indigenous citizenship in a settler state with a long history of exclusion and assimilation..

 Building the army’s backbone: Canadian non-commissioned officers in the Second World War /Andrew L. Brown. Building the Army’s Backbone tells the story of how senior leadership created a corps of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) that helped the burgeoning force train, fight, and win. This innovative book uncovers the army’s two-track NCO production system: locally organized training programs were run by units and formations, while centralized programs were overseen by the army.

 Catherine & Diderot: the empress, the philosopher, and the fate of the Enlightenment /Robert Zaretsky.  A history of the famous encounter between the French philosopher Denis Diderot and his patron, Empress Catherine II of Russia, in 1773. The book begins many years earlier and traces the life of Diderot and Catherine in alternating chapters, painting a vivid and complex portrait of eighteenth-century Europe where new Enlightenment thinking co-existed with old monarchical systems. Zaretsky has written an intellectual and political history of the time by spotlighting the exchange of ideas between a philosopher who reflected on the nature of power and a ruler who excercised it.  Zaretsky pieces together their conversations from letters to each other and to other correspondents, as well as from Diderot’s (still untranslated) memoirs.

 Cents and sensibility: what economics can learn from the humanities /Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, with a new preface by the authors. In Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities-especially the study of literature-offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Arguing that Adam Smith’s heirs include Austen, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as much as Keynes and Friedman, Morson and Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith’s great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The authors contend that a few decades later, Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a dialogue between economics and the humanities and also shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself.

 Christianity and moral identity in higher education /Perry L. Glanzer and Todd C. Ream. Glanzer and Ream argue that a moral education takes place within a university committed to a moral tradition that can set forth a comprehensive moral ideal for the university and its students about human well-being.

 Converts to the real: Catholicism and the making of continental philosophy /Edward Baring. In the middle decades of the twentieth century phenomenology grew from a local philosophy in a few German towns into a movement that spanned Europe. In Converts to the Real, Edward Baring uncovers an unexpected force behind this prodigious growth: Catholicism.  Converts to the Real uncovers a surprising genealogy for post-war European thought, with important implications for our understanding of the process of secularization and for the set of schools and ideas we now call continental philosophy..

 Creating a caring science curriculum: a relational emancipatory pedagogy for nursing /Marcia Hills, Jean Watson, Chantal Cara. Creating a Caring Science Curriculum is written in response to a perception that the curriculum revolution in nursing education had yet to fulfill its mandate to reform nursing education to embrace a human Caring Science perspective. This book is intended to provoke further debate and discussion about Caring Science as the foundation and philosophy of nursing, to explore emancipatory approaches to pedagogy, and to provide a philosophical/theoretical framework and a Caring Science curriculum development process as a way to move the nursing education agenda forward.

 Crucial accountability: tools for resolving violated expectations, broken commitments, and bad behavior /Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems–permanently.

 Cultural engagement: a crash course in contemporary issues /Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior. Cultural Engagement introduces the main principles of cultural engagement and surveys a variety of Christian responses to nine of today’s key cultural issues including sexuality; gender roles; human life and reproductive technology; immigration and race; creation and creature care; politics; work; the arts; and war, weapons, and capital punishment.

 Emotional intelligence 2.0 /Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ; foreword by Patrick Lencioni. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:

 Emotional intelligence in nursing: essentials for leadership and practice improvement /Estelle Codier. This book is undertaken to provide a conceptual and historical description of EI as a concept and its application to nursing practice; illustrate use of EI abilities across various aspects of nursing practice ; describe the current evolution of the body of nurse EI research, offer ideas about how to develop EI abilities.

 Encountering world religions: a Christian introduction /Irving Hexham. Hexham introduces all the world’s major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way. He outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered.

 Exodus in the New Testament /edited by Seth M. Ehorn. This book examines citations and allusions to Exodus (and Exodus traditions) within the New Testament.

 Health equity, diversity, and inclusion: context, controversies, and solutions /Patti R. Rose Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities and/or health equity, taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions. Current trends and movements, including the role of social media in the provision of health care information for improved health literacy; mass incarceration and criminal justice reform; and much more.

 Introducing political philosophy: a policy-driven approach /William Abel, Elizabeth Kahn, Tom Parr, and Andrew WaltonIntroducing Political Philosophy is the only text to showcase contemporary policy problems through the lens of key debates in political philosophy.Introducing Political Philosophy is a thought-provoking introduction that invites readers to consider and analyse philosophical controversies.

  John Rawls: the path to a theory of justice /Andrius Gališanka. In this incisive new intellectual biography, Gališanka argues that in misunderstanding the origins and development of Rawls’s central argument, previous narratives fail to explain the novelty of his philosophical approach and so misunderstand the political vision he made prevalent. Gališanka draws on newly available archives of Rawls’s unpublished essays and personal papers to clarify the justifications Rawls offered for his assumption of basic moral agreement. Gališanka’s intellectual-historical approach reveals a philosopher struggling toward humbler claims than critics allege.

 Métis rising: living our present through the power of our past /edited by Yvonne Boyer and Larry Chartrand. Métis Rising draws on a remarkable cross-section of perspectives to tell the histories, stories, and dreams of people from varied backgrounds, demonstrating that there is no single Métis experience – only a common sense of belonging and a commitment to justice. The contributors to this unique collection, most of whom are Métis themselves, examine often-neglected aspects of Métis existence in Canada. Métis Rising is an extraordinary work that exemplifies how contemporary Métis identity has been forged by social, economic, and political concerns into a force to be reckoned with..

 Myth and meaning in Jordan Peterson: a Christian perspective /edited by Ron Dart. TWU Authors: Stephen M. Dunning; Matthew Steem and Joy Steem. In Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson, scholars across various disciplines explore various aspects of Jordan Peterson’s thought from a Christian perspective. Both critical and charitable, sober-minded and generous, this collection of ten essays is a key resource for those looking to faithfully engage with Jordan Peterson’s thought.

 Nursing ethics: feminist perspectives /Helen Kohlen, Joan McCarthy, editors. The aim of this book is to show how feminist perspectives can extend and advance the field of nursing ethics. It engages in the broader nursing ethics project of critiquing existing ethical frameworks as well as constructing and developing alternative understandings, concepts, and methodologies. The essays chart the development of feminist perspectives in the field of nursing ethics from the late 19th century to the present day and consider the impact of gender roles and gendered understandings on the moral lives of nurses, patients and families.

 Religion at the edge: nature, spirituality, and secularity in the Pacific Northwest /edited by Paul Bramadat, Patricia O’Connell Killen, and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. TWU Author: Michael Wilkinson. Religion at the Edge explores the rise of religious nones, the decline of mainstream Christian denominations, spiritual and environmental innovation, increasing religious pluralism, and the growth of smaller, more traditional faith groups. The first research-driven book to address religion, spirituality, and irreligion in the Pacific Northwest, Religion at the Edge expands our understanding of the nature, scale, and implications of socioreligious changes in North America, and the relevance of regionalism to that discussion..

 Religious diversity in Canadian public schools: rethinking the role of law /Dia Dabby. Grounding its analysis in three seminal Supreme Court cases, Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools reveals complex legal processes that compress multidimensional conversations into an oppositional format and exclude the voices of children themselves. Dabby contends that schools are in fact microsystems with the power to construct their own rules and relationships.

 Shelley’s Adonais: a critical edition /Anthony D. Knerr. 

 Stoic wisdom: ancient lessons for modern resilience /Nancy Sherman. Making Stoic wisdom relevant and accessible, Sherman distils time-honored techniques for building modern resilience. Drawing on the thought of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca, and others, Sherman argues that Stoic resilience is miscast as rugged self-reliance.  Bringing ancient wisdom to bear on 21st century settings Sherman shows how Stoicism can both prepare us for an uncertain future and help us reduce the stress and anxiety of modern life.

 The evil within: why we need moral philosophy /Diane Jeske. In applying the tools of moral philosophy to case studies of Nazi death camp commandants, American slaveholders, and a psychopathic serial killer, the author demonstrates how we can become better moral deliberators, thereby fulfilling our duties of due care in moral deliberation, moral self-scrutiny, and the development of moral virtue. These case studies serve as extended real-life thought experiments of moral deliberation gone wrong, and can show us how  impediments to effective moral deliberation can be identified and overcome by the study and use of moral philosophy.

 The genius of the ancient Egyptians /Sonya Newland.  Find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, papermaking, timekeeping, and medicine still influence the world today.

 The New Testament: its authority and canonicity /by Lee Martin McDonald.  McDonald shows students and researchers how the list of texts that constitute ‘the bible’ was once far more fluid than it is today and guides readers through the minefield of different texts, different versions, and the different lists of texts considered ‘canonical’ that abounded in antiquity.

 White space: race, privilege, and cultural economies of the Okanagan Valley /Daniel J. Keyes and Luís L.M. Aguiar. White Space analyzes the dominance of whiteness in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia to expose how this racial notion continues to sustain forms of settler privilege. Contributors to this perceptive collection move beyond appraising whiteness as if it were a solid and unshakable category. Instead they powerfully demonstrate how the concept can be re-envisioned, resisted, and reshaped in a context of neoliberal economic change.