The book launch for Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 brought nearly a hundred people together on U of A main campus ready to celebrate more than 10 years of research by Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein. The book is a landmark study of the Alpine Club of Canada and Canadian parks. Panelists Dr. Julie Rak and Dr. Naomi Krogman responded to her reading and presentation, highlighting citizen advocacy for Canada's public space and sustainability. The author also underscored the importance of public history and CAUT's advocacy campaign Canada's Past Matters.
Dr. Lynette Shultz, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research hosting the event with U of A Press on Oct. 8, commented that it is powerful “to come together across disciplines and sectors to discuss the issues that matter to us.” Guests mingled as the public and NGOs met with U of A communities and professors from three campuses - main campus, St. Jean, and Augustana - including members of the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative as well as the Alpine Club of Canada. The new book is a Finalist in the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2014. U of A Press News Link