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Maria Alejandra

Features Writer

María A. Gamboa is an Internationalist with experience in business sector such as foreign trade, business lobbying, intercultural business and public relations
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Book Review: One Hundred Years of Struggle

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Struggle

One Hundred Years of Struggle • The History of Women and the Vote in Canada By Joan Sangster 312 pages • ISBN 978-1-7748-3533-6 One the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a book, the first in a series on women’s suffrage [...]

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Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

Fit at Mid-Life • A Feminist Fitness Journey By Samantha Brennan & Tracy Isaacs 288 pages • ISBN 978-1-77164-168-5 What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever [...]

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Ottawa Life's Top Books of 2017

Ottawa Life's Top Books of 2017

We flipped through a lot of pages last year. Here are our top reads of 2017. 1-Canada 150 Women by Paulina Cameron 328 pages • ISBN 978-0-9959591-2-5 Ambition, diversity, strength: few groups better represent the potential of Canada than women. Canada 150 Women profiles 150 of the country’s [...]

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Don't Get Cold Feet! Be part of the Socks Box Campaign

Don't Get Cold Feet! Be part of the Socks Box Campaign

Photo Credit by Langar for Hunger One year ago Supinder Singh, a north Kanata man, has taken the Sikh concept of Langar (Community Kitchen) on to the street and launched Langar for Hunger project. This is a community kitchen that provides a free meal to those in need. Singh and team of volunteers [...]

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Book Review: Historical Atlas of Early Railways

Book Review: Historical Atlas of Early Railways

Historical Atlas of Early Railways • A vivid visual history of railways around the world By Derek Hayes 320 pages • ISBN 978-1-77162-175-5 In a sense the very earliest railways were simply ruts caused by the passage of carts on softer ground. Railways of this nature may have been in [...]

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Book Review: Arctic Spirit 

Book Review: Arctic Spirit 

Arctic Spirit • Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum By Ingo Hessel 240 pages • ISBN 978-1553651239 In one short decade, Dan and Martha Albrecht have put together one of the finest collections of Inuit art ever assembled –nearly 4,000 pieces, most of which [...]

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Book Review: I Have Something to Tell You

Book Review: I Have Something to Tell You

I Have Something to Tell You • A Memoir By Natalie Appleton 314 pages • ISBN 978-1775004400 Natalie Appleton’s I Have Something to Tell You is a lyrical, illuminating, funny and frank account of contemporary twenties angst –from the Canadian Prairies to Southeast Asia. [...]

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Eight practices to be an effective executive

Eight practices to be an effective executive

Peter Druker used to say that it is valid to find diverse leaders in terms of personality, attitudes, values, strengths and weaknesses which means that an effective executive does not need to be a leader in the sense that is currently given to this term. The leader is not necessarily an executive, [...]

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Book Review: Couchsurfing in Iran

Book Review: Couchsurfing in Iran

Couchsurfing in Iran • Revealing a Hidden World By Stephan Orth 269 pages • ISBN 978-1-77164-280-4 A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran. Iran: a destination that is seldom seen by westerners yet often misunderstood. A country that simultaneously “enchants [...]

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Book Review: Oil’s Deep State

Book Review: Oil’s Deep State

Oil’s Deep State • How the Petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa By Kevin Taft 256 pages • ISBN 978-1-4594-0997-2 This book dwells on the science of global warming due to it is the driving force behind many [...]

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