By the book

1Co-edited by psychologist Gordon Asmundson, Adverse Childhood Experiences: Using Evidence to Advance Research, Practice, Policy, and Prevention (Elsevier, 2019) examines the high-profile issue of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): the negative, stressful, or traumatizing events that occur before the age of 18 and often lead to health risks across a person’s lifespan. Aimed at a wide range of professionals who work with children and families, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource provides a summary of the past 20 years of ACEs research, as well as guidance for the future directions for the field.


4The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (The Association of College and Research Librarians, 2019) engages the scholarship of teaching and learning using various perspectives while providing an overview of the diverse ways it’s currently being conducted in academic libraries across North America and Europe. Co-edited by Cara Bradley, University of Regina research and scholarship librarian, each section discusses central questions, highlights important theories and literature, and includes work at local levels, from case studies to reflections on individual participation in teaching and learning scholarship.


2Contributors to Back to Blakeney: The Revitalization of the Democratic State (University of Regina Press, 2019), argue that former Saskatchewan premier Allan Blakeney believed in government as a force for good and promoted social justice through government intervention in the economy and the welfare state. In this collection, co-editor John Whyte, professor emeritus in the Department of Politics and International Studies, writes a chapter on Blakeney’s contribution to constitutional reform, while a diverse set of scholars reflect on Blakeney’s achievements, his constitutional legacy, and the challenges facing democracy today.

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5Performing Turtle Island: Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage (University of Regina Press, 2019) investigates theatre as a tool for community engagement, education, and resistance. Co-edited by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber, associate professor at the First Nations University of Canada, and Kathleen Irwin, associate dean in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, the multidisciplinary contributors emphasize that reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples is neither straightforward nor easily achieved. The collection also offers diverse perspectives that consider performance as a means to self-empowerment and self-determination, while placing Indigenous performance in dialogue with other nations, both on Turtle Island and the world stage.

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3Nakón-i'a wo! Beginning Nakoda (University of Regina Press, 2019) is for beginning learners of Nakoda (also known as Assiniboine). The workbook is arranged thematically and provides Nakoda/English lexicon, vocabulary, a table of kinship terms, a glossary of linguistic terminology, and exercises to do after each lesson. Edited by Vincent Collette, sessional instructor at the First Nations University of Canada, the book was made possible with the assistance of Elders and language keepers of the Nakoda Nation. The main consultants were Armand McArthur and Wilma Kennedy, with additional contributions from Pete Bigstone, Leona Kroscamp, Ken Armstrong, and the late Freda O'Watch.

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6Using a wide and diverse range of legal case studies and perspectives, Sexual Regulation and the Law: A Canadian Perspective  (Demeter, 2019) explores the many facets of sexual governance in Canada. James Gacek, assistant professor in justice studies, co-edits a collection that includes contributions from highly regarded academics and researchers who provide engaging, innovative, and sometimes deeply unsettling explorations of sexual(ized) topics, which fill gaps and deficiencies in existing literature while extending the examination of sexual governance beyond what has been previously understood about sex and sexuality in Canada.