The ADHS is excited to announce that its next bi-annual conference will be held between 12 and 15 June 2019, at the David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies, Shanghai University, China. The conference will be organised by Prof. Jim Mills, of the University of Strathclyde and Prof. Yong-an Zhang of Shanghai University, who […] […]Read more "ADHS 2019"
A friend and colleague was recently interviewed about Scotland and Scottish History; and I’m pleased to republish the transcript here. Interview with Matthew Dziennik Originally posted on December 18, 2016 at GaelicUSA …on Scottish Highland military history, engagement with empire, stereotypes of natives, and more … Matthew Dziennik was raised in the village of Kingussie […]Read more "INTERVIEW DR. MATTHEW DZIENNIK"
In today’s Star Phoenix, Alex MacPherson reports on mandatory drug testing in the workplace. It’s a thoughtful piece and useful for the business community. The legalization of marijuana will raise numerous issues in the business community, in labour law, and among unions and union members, including pre-employment and random drug testing. We can see just […]Read more "Legal pot won’t affect workplace drug testing, expert says"
In December 1995, my movie-world was rocked to its foundations with the release of Heat, Michael Mann’s L.A.-based crime masterpiece. I had never seen or heard anything like it. The action sequences were thoughtful, gritty, and cacophonous. The story, while not overly complicated, was compelling. I staggered out of the theater (Saskatoon’s now defunct Capitol Four) […]Read more "HEAT, 20 YEARS LATER"
First David Beckham brought us the metrosexual look and now we have witnessed the rise of the “lumbersexual.” In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary just named it one of the most important words of 2015. (Emoji won. But “lumbersexuality” was in the mix.) In Saskatoon, SK, you will see these particular bearded, booted, manly-men in specialty […]Read more "Lumbersexuality in Saskatoon? Oh – and a Bit About Psychiatry"
The federal election is going to have a profound impact on Saskatchewan’s marijuana industry. So writes D.C. Fraser in a new article for the Regina Leader-Post. I told Fraser during an interview for the story that “Depending on what the winner suggests about medical marijuana legislation, (it will have) a direct impact on the economy, and on this […]Read more "The Canadian Election and Sask Marijuana"