Scorching, sizzling summer

As all of us at the BILD/LIDA blog and our J-BILD journal prepare to take a couple of months away from full-time academic work, we wish our readers a safe and happy July and August. The end of June here in Montreal was marked by unusual “weather events.” Forest fires all across Canada, the past few years, have made many of us more aware of the need for collective action around environmental issues—the very air we breathe is at stake. On many fronts, things are heating up. It’s sometimes advisable to stay inside.

High on your list of indoor activities we hope you will put the perusal of the latest issue of our open-access journal, J-BILD (Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language and Diversity), just released—you can read it here. Open access itself, as an increasingly important player in the world of scholarly publishing, is the topic of this issue’s editorial.

And of course you can keep up with BILD/LIDA through the summer through our public Facebook page as usual.

Outdoors in cottage country, Ontario (photo credit: Arjun Roychowdhury)

Whether you choose to spend your time indoors or out, we hope the summer months are relaxing and restorative for all our BILD readers.

We look forward to resuming regular blogging in the fall, and to inviting you to help us celebrate our blog’s tenth anniversary!

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