Author's Corner

Faculty Club members have a long history of sharing their expertese with others. Our Author's Corner gives those members the opportunity to launch their book at the club and share it with their fellow members.

Members Publications:

 

Safer Cities of The Future

by Dr. Allan Bonner

This book is shocking. It documents the “fantasy” emergency plans that rely on wishful thinking, non-existent private cars and with no mention of public transit to evacuate citizens. It documents how many apparent solutions may cause more loss of life than the emergency. Traffic “contra-flow” (all lanes going out) prevents emergency vehicles from entering the affected area and more people may die trying to evacuate than die from the event that caused the evacuation order.
 
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After the Flood

by Alexander Hay

When disaster strikes, the amount of planning done ahead of time will dictate how quickly a system can recover and return to normal. Even the largest and most complex organizations can experience upset and disruption, whether by flood, fire, power failure, earthquake, or anything else that life can throw at us. Resiliency, like any other performance measure, can be designed into businesses, institutions, communities, cities, and even countries. This is a book about implementing that planning before it’s too late, and about learning to pick up and get going after a fall.When disaster strikes, the amount of planning done ahead of time will dictate how quickly a system can recover and return to normal. Even the largest and most complex organizations can experience upset and disruption, whether by flood, fire, power failure, earthquake, or anything else that life can throw at us. Resiliency, like any other performance measure, can be designed into businesses, institutions, communities, cities, and even countries. This is a book about implementing that planning before it’s too late, and about learning to pick up and get going after a fall.

Water Is...

by Nina Munteanu

Part history, part science and part philosophy and spirituality, "Water Is..." combines personal journey with scientific discovery that explores water's many identities and ultimately our own. Written by internationally published author, teacher and limnologist Nina Munteanu.


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Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All

by Steve Paikin

A biography of one of Ontario’s most important premiers, who, despite having been out of public life for more than thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the father of the community college system, TVO, OISE, and was indispensable in repatriating the Canadian Constitution with an accompanying Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Before he became premier, Davis was perhaps the most important education minister in Ontario history, responsible for the creation of the community college system and TVOntario. As premier, he went on to lead Ontario through buoyant and recessionary economic times, leaving a legacy Ontarians continue to enjoy. Now 87, Davis still lives on Main Street in his beloved Brampton.


Join us for an evening with Steve Paikin, Febuary 22nd (His newest book included!)

Public Triumph Private Tragedy: The Double Life of John P. Roberts

by Steve Paikin

the story of a great man who lived hard, died hard, and accomplished much. John Parmenter Robarts, ‘Chairman of the Board,’’ became Ontario’s Premier in 1961. He transformed the largest Canadian provincial government into a modern, sophisticated operation. The Robarts years saw the establishment of legal aid, a huge system of colleges and universities, TVOntario, law reform, GO Transit, the Ontario Science Centre, Ontario Place, enhancement of civil rights, reorganization of school administration, a start on regional government, and he convened, The Confederation of Tomorrow conference in our Centennial year for an unprecedented discussion of the future of Canada. In the 1963 election, he won what is still the highest percentage of the popular vote in Ontario’s post-war history—48.9 per cent. Yet, Robarts struggled with private demons, After politics, Robarts and his first wife, Norah, divorced. He then had a controversial marriage to Katherine Sickafuse, almost thirty years his junior. Robarts’ son, Tim, committed suicide in 1977. In 1981, he suffered a series of debilitating strokes. When he could no longer socialize, hunt, fish, or go boating, he ended his life.
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Join us for an evening with Steve Paikin, Febuary 22nd (book included!)

From Backpack to Briefcase: Mastering Etiquette for Career and Personal Success

by Leanne Pepper

As etiquette expert Leanne Pepper notes in the introduction to From Backpack to Briefcase: Mastering Etiquette for Career and Personal Success, "The sooner you begin to master the art of good etiquette, the sooner you can expect success in your professional life." The author concisely yet readably covers all the basics of etiquette, providing the skills and strategies that will help you shine at networking events, job interviews, meetings with potential business partners, dinners with clients, and negotiations with colleagues and superiors. Topics covered include dressing for success, table manners, the basics of presentations and public speaking, and email, phone and texting tips. Convenient checklists and helpful illustrations make From Backpack to Briefcase an invaluable reference that you'll turn to again and again as you master etiquette for career and personal success.