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History: Catherine Carstairs: The Fluoride Debate Continues

The Fluoride Debate Continues

History prof looks at water fluoridation, past and present - by Nicole Yada, a U of G student writer with SPARK (Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge)

Sixty-five years after fluoride was first added to municipal water supplies, it continuous to be a contentious issue. University of Guelph history professor Catherine Carstairs is examining why water fluoridation never achieved universal acceptance even though it is proven to reduce dental cavities.
Carstairs began her work on fluoridation unintentionally when researching the history of health food stores. Health food store owners and consumers became some of the leading opponents of fluoride.

History: American History on Film Lecture Series Part I - Nov. 30, sponsored by TUGSA

The Tri-University Graduate History Association invites you to attend the first in a four part lecture series about American history on the silver screen. Tuesday, November 30th, University of Waterloo, PAS 1229, please come see three Tri-University historians with show clips and discuss:
"Wall Street" - Oliver Stone's controversial 1987 feature, with Dr. Andrew Hunt
"Heaven's Gate" and "Gangs of New York" - The Heroic White Ethnic: (mis)understanding the immigrants through "Heaven's Gate" and "Gangs of New York", with Paul Brewer
"We Were Soldiers" and "Generation Kill" - Reporters on the Battlefield and "Embedded" Journalism, with Andrew McLaughlin              * get the flyer: .pdf

Catherine Bush Interview with Erin Knight of Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario

Catherine Bush, novelist and associate program coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA at Guelph-Humber, talks to Open Book about their unique writing program, the award-winning mentoring authors on staff and the remarkable successes of recent graduates. If you think the University of Guelph Creative Writing MA might be right for you, there's still time to meet the December 15 application deadline. Visit the University of Guelph website for details

The Creative Writing Program has had a banner year when it comes to Governor General Award Nominations

Creative Writing MFA grad Sandy Pool is short-listed in the Poetry category.
Creative Writing core faculty Judith Thompson is short-listed in the Drama category.
Creative Writing associated faculty member Karen Connelly, who will be teaching this winter's creative writing workshop, is short-listed in the Non-fiction category.

And -- associated faculty member Michael Winter is short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for his new novel, The Death of Donna Whalen.

Congratulations to all!