Digital Display: LGBTQ2S+ History Month

Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

October is LGBTQ2S+ History Month! To kick off the month here at MacEwan, we've made a digital display of items that you can read or watch that showcase LGBTQ2S+ stories, perspectives, and scholarship.

To Read:

Archives of Sexuality & Gender. LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 by Gale (Firm)

Before Trans: Three Gender Stories From Nineteenth-Century France by Rachel Mesch

Los Angeles City College Gay and Lesbian Student Union Records by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

One of the Boys, Second Edition: Homosexuality in the Military During World War II by Paul Jackson

Others of My Kind by Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm

Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community by William Burton and Barry Loveland

Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985 by Valerie J. Korinek

Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action by Kevin Guyan

Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism by Tim McCaskell

Transgender Cinema by Rebecca Bell-Metereau

True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Emily Skidmore

Un/Doing History: Towards a Queer Genealogy of SF by Wendy Gay Pearson


To Watch:

Open Secrets


Digital Display: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Also known as Orange Shirt Day, this day invites us to learn about and grieve the ongoing harm caused by the residential school system in Canada. The library has created a digital display below if you would like to learn more.

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the campus community is also holding a number of events, including beading drop-in sessions and a film screening.

Over the week, there will be drop-in opportunities to bead an Orange Heart pin across campus: 

Mitchell Gallery: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12 - 2pm

MacEwan Library: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12 - 2pm

Robbins Building (2nd Floor): Wednesday, Sept 28 from 10-2

Building 5 (2nd Floor): Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9-11am

These pins are symbols to mark the impacts of residential schools on Indigenous peoples in Canada. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is also known as Orange Shirt Day, September 30. The symbolism of the orange shirt comes from the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a Northern Secwépemc woman from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation. Phyllis was one of more than 150,000 Indigenous children forced to attend residential school between the 1870s-1990s.  Learn more at

Additionally, you can join us in the Faculty of Nursing's maskwa iyinikwew wâwkamik/Bear Healing Lodge for a lunchtime film and discussion with tea and bannock. The film is called The Unforgotten. Learn more at 

September 30, 2022 Kule Theatre, Room 9-323, Robbins Health Learning Centre

Tea, Bannock and Soup: 11:45 a.m.

Film Screening (35 min): 12 p.m.

Discussion/Sharing Circle: 12:45 p.m.


To Read:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Interim Report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 1; Origins to 1939 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2; 1939 to 2000 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canada's Residential Schools: The Métis Experience by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Residential Schools and Indigenous Peoples: From Genocide via Education to the Possibilities for Processes of Truth, Restitution, Reconciliation, and Reclamation by Stephen James Minton

Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by Chris Benjamin

Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action: Teach for Canada by Thomsen D’Hont, Angela Nuliayok Rudolph, and Dawn Tremblay

Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC's Calls to Action by Aimée Craft and Paulette Regan

Porcupines and China Dolls by Robert Arthur Alexie 

Indian Horse: A Novel by Richard Wagamese

One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese

The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Augie Merasty

Speaking Our Truths: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith

Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir by Theodore Fontaine

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott


To Watch:

Indian Horse

NFB Residential School Films

Residential Schools: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Educator's Package)

Clouds of Autumn

The Children

The Impact of Colonialism in Canada


Welcome to the Makerspace!

Monday, Sep 12, 2022

6-203 - Open M-F 10am-5pm – FREE!

The best part about the makerspace isn’t…

It’s the excellent, fun, patient student Tech Tutors at the Makerspace, ready to help you get started. Have you ever wanted to learn something like 3D printing but just didn’t want to do it on your own?

Now you don’t have to! Just drop-in and Makerspace Tech Tutors will walk you through it.

Now is the time to build those skills that are going to support you as a student, an entrepreneur, a professional, and an academic.

Additionally, the Makerspace might be just what you need have the best costume at Fan Expo.

Come by and get started!


Instagram: @macewanmakerspace

The Laptop Bursary is open to all MacEwan Students!

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022

The Laptop bursary provides new laptops to students in financial need. No student should be held back by inadequate tech tools, nor should they have to weigh the value of reliable tech against other pressing financial needs. STUDENTS, if you need a laptop for school and are in financial need, apply for the laptop bursary. FACULTY, if your students could benefit from a new laptop for your class but don’t have the funds, please encourage them to apply for the laptop bursary, and share the link to this article.

Last year students in the pimâcihisowin Foundation Program or the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) program who demonstrated financial need, were awarded laptops and portable wifi sticks as part of a library laptop bursary pilot. Some of the students wrote to the Library to tell the Library what it meant to them. This is what one student wrote:

“I wanted to thank you so much for providing this opportunity for us. I am in need of a reliable laptop and it is difficult to buy one on a student loan budget while supporting 2 kiddos. I found out this evening that I am one of the recipients and I am ecstatic! I am graduating this spring as well and it will be such a big help with entering my new career. “ – Anonymous Student

This year the bursary has been expanded, with more laptops, available for students in any program to apply for, University wide. Apply by September 23rd. Instructions can be found on the Financial Aid website.

Still have questions? Students can contact a Financial Aid Advisor at the Office of the University Registrar, and there are a few options for them to connect:

  • Attend a Drop-In Session, Sept 12 – 16. Details are available at
  • Contact
  • Come by the Office of the University Registrar and sign into the virtual line for Financial Aid, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30

Digital Display: Ukrainian History

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022

September 7th is Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day in Alberta, and we have created a Digital Display to teach you more about Ukrainian History. From prehistoric Ukraine to twenty-first century feminism, there is something new for everyone to learn, so get reading!

A Laboratory of Transnational History: Ukraine and Recent Ukrainian Historiography by Georgiy Kasianov and Philipp Ther

Avant-Garde Art in Ukraine, 1910–1930: Contested Memory by Myroslav Shkandrij

Early Ukraine: A Military and Social History to the Mid-19th Century by Alexander Basilevsky

From “the Ukraine” to Ukraine: A Contemporary History, 1991 - 2021 by Matthew Rojansky, Georgiy Kasianov, and Mykhailo Minakov

Historical Dictionary of Ukraine by Ivan Katchanovski, Zenon E. Kohut, Bohdan Y. Nebesio, and Myroslav Yurkevich

Prehistoric Ukraine: From the First Hunters to the First Farmers by Chelsea E. Budd, Malcolm C. Lillie, and Inna D. Potekhina

Propaganda in Revolutionary Ukraine: Leaflets, Pamphlets, and Cartoons, 1917–1922 by Stephen Velychenko

Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First-Century Ukraine by Jessica Zychowicz

The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires by Serhii Plokhy

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine: A Century of Separation by Nicholas E. Denysenko

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution by Marci Shore

Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine in Histories and Stories: Essays by Ukrainian Intellectuals by Volodymyr Yermolenko

Ukraine, the Middle East, and the West by Thomas M. Prymak

Ukrainian Witchcraft Trials: Volhynia, Podolia, and Ruthenia, 17th–18th Centuries by Kateryna Dysa

Digital Display: Welcome to MacEwan 2022/2023

Monday, Aug 29, 2022

Welcome to MacEwan! These online library resources are intended to help new students start university on the right page. Be sure to also check out our corresponding physical book display at the John L. Haar Library.

To Read:

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon

College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen by Malcolm Gauld

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Nursing: The Ultimate Study Guide by Nadia R. Singh

So, You Are Going to College?! by San Bolkan

Student Success: An Invaluable Resource for College and University Students by Mary Shier

Succeeding As a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability: A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and Their Families by Christy Oslund

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level by Sandra Yancy McGuire and Stephanie McGuire

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills: For Higher Education and at Work by Sue Drew and Rosie Bingham

The Return to Study Handbook: Study Skills for Mature, Distance, and Workplace Learners by Chloe Burroughs

The Secrets of College Success by Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs

University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres


To Watch:

Effective Study Skills

Student Success Series: A Student's Guide to Stress Management

Digital Display: Community-Based Science

Monday, May 9, 2022

This week MacEwan University Library is hosting the True North Science Boot Camp, a professional development event for librarians who support research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This year, the theme of TNSBC is community-based scholarship, and in honour of that, we’ve put together this digital display of materials about community-based research in STEM. 

A big welcome to all of the librarians attending our virtual event! We hope these resources will foster your interest in community based scholarship in the sciences. 

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation
H. L. Ballard and J. A. Cigliano

Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement
J. Wynn

Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
S. Hecker et al.

 Citizen Voices: Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication
L. Phillips, et al.

Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques
S. K. Jacobson et al.

Doing Community-Based Research: Perspectives from the Field
G. Halseth et al.

EcoJustice, Citizen Science and Youth Activism: Situated Tensions for Science Education
M. P. Mueller and D. J. Tippins 

Geographic Citizen Science Design: No One Left Behind
A. Skarlatidou and M. Haklay

Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation
O. D. Boyle, et al.

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science
A. Busch

Indigenous Resilience and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Context of Climate Change
H. M. Tsai et al.

Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community-University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives
J. M. Fontan et al.  

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design
K. A. Dibner and R. Pandya.

The Morehouse Model: How One School of Medicine Revolutionized Community Engagement and Health Equity
R. L. Braithwaite, et al.

(Participatory) Action Research: Principles, Approaches and Applications
J. Calder and J. Foletta

Participatory Forestry: Involvement, Information and Science
A. Paletto

Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches
P. Leavy  

Science by the People: Participation, Power, and the Politics of Environmental Knowledge
A. H. Kimura and A. J. Kinchy

The Science of Citizen Science
K. Vohland


Digital Display: Quick Reads

Thursday, May 5, 2022

These short and quick reads are all available online and ready for you to enjoy along with the beautiful Spring weather!

Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas

Desert Gothic by Don Waters

Dubliners by James Joyce

Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives by Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales, and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini

Lovecraft's Monsters by Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, and Ellen Datlow

Moccasin Square Gardens: Short Stories by Richard Van Camp

Nineteenth-Century Southern Gothic Short Fiction: Haunted by the Dark by Charles L. Crow and Susan Castillo Street

The Orphanage: A Novel by Serhiĭ Z͡Hadan

Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor by Robert C. Evans

Short Stories: A Selection of Interesting Tales by Samuel G. Goodrich

Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Constance Garnett

The Decadent Short Story by Kostas Boyiopoulos, Yoonjoung Choi, and Matthew Brinton Tildesley

The Rebels and Other Short Fiction by Richard Power and James MacKillop

The Short Stories Of Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin

The Short Stories by Langston Hughes and R. Baxter Miller

Digital Display: MacEwan Authors (50th Anniversary)

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022

As MacEwan celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we thought we’d share some of the materials published by MacEwan authors over the years! Below is a sample of some of the things our faculty have written or created—from graphic novels to surgical nursing and everything in between! You can see our entire MacEwan Authors collection here

Among All These Dreamers: Essays on Dreaming and Modern Society (Print)
Kelly Bulkeley and Jayne Gackenback 

Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human? (Print)
Robert H. Lavenda, Emily A. Schultz, and Cynthia Zutter

Beyond the Victorian/Modernist Divide: Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture, and the Visual Arts (Print)
Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada & Anne Besnault-Levita, eds.
Kathryn Holland, contributor

Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Print)
Rene A. Day, ed. 
Margaret Milner, contributor

Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and Film (Print)
Jeremy Withers & Daniel P. Shea, eds.
Dave Buchanan, contributor 

Education & Society: Canadian Perspectives (Print)
Wolfgang Lehmann, ed. 
Emily Milne, contributor

Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature (Print)
Veronica Thompson and Manijeh Mannani, eds.
Mostafa Abedinifard, contributor 

Fundamentals of the Psychiatric Mental Status Examination: A Workbook (Print)
Cheryl Webster Pollard

Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas (Print)
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Satish Kolluri, eds. 
Sony Jalarajan Raj, contributor. 

In the News: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada (Print) 
William Wray Carney, Colin Babiuk, Mark LaVigne

Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning (Print)
Peter Daly, Kristen Reid, Patrick Buckley, and Elaine Doyle, eds.
Rickard Enstroem and Lyle Benson, contributors 

International Developments in Research on Extended Education: Perspectives on Extracurricular Activities, After-School Programmes, and All-Day Schools (Print)
Sang-Hu Pae, Joseph L. Mahoney, Sabine Maschke, and Ludwig Stecher, editors
Emily Milne, contributor 

Kiyâm: Poems (Print)
Naomi L. McIlwraith

L’Etoile: For Brass Quintet (Musical Score) 
Marco Katz, composer 

Memory in Mind and Culture (Print)
Pascal Boyer and James V. Wertsch, editors
Craig W. Blatz, contributor

One Year in America (Print)
Elisabeth Belliveau

O Music: For Wind Ensemble and Choir (Musical Score) 
Allan Gilliland, composer
Text b y Kahlil Gibran 

Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia (Print)
Julia Simner and Edward M. Hubbard, eds. 
Michelle Jarick, contributor 

Philosophy of Social Work (Video)
Duane Massing and Richard Day
Grant MacEwan Social Work Program
Grant MacEwan Instructional Media and Design 

Revisiting Multiculturalism in Canada: Theories, Policies, and Debates (Print)
Shinao Guo & Lloyd L. Wong, eds. 
Kalyani Thurairajah, contributor 

The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Literary Non-Fiction (Print)
Lisa Chalykoff, Neta Gordon, and Paul Lumsden, eds. 

The Heavy Bear (Print)
Tim Bowling 

Today’s Youth and Mental Health: Hope, Power, and Resilience (Print)
Sohelia Pashang, Nazilla Khanlou, and Jennifer Clarke, eds. 
Hellen Gateri, contributor

Turning the Medicine Wheel Towards Health (Video)
Louise Bureau
Grant MacEwan Child & Youth Care Program
Grant Macewan Instructional Media and Design 

Violence Interrupted: Confronting Sexual Violence on University Campuses (Print)
Diane Crocker, Joanne Cheryl Minaker, and Amanda Nelund, eds. 

Writing the Body in Motion: A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature (Print)
Angie Abdou & Jamie Dopp, eds. 
Paul Martin, contributor 


From the Archives: The Move is On!

Thursday, Apr 7, 2022

Downtown Bound 

The move is on! That anticipated Tuesday arrived March 4, as Dick Johnston, Minister of Advanced Education announced the finalization of a lease agreement for a major interim facility for the college. The new campus will be 150,000 square feet of space located in the north tower of the Seventh Street Plaza, 10030 107 St. The tri-campus shuffle will see the Plaza housing the entire Business Division and Business Outreach, Advertising and Public Relations and Library Technician programs, a Learning Resource Centre, a full range of college and student services, and the offices of the President and Vice Presidents, the GMCC Foundation, Community Relations, Research Development and Evaluation, Instructional Development, Faculty Development and Computers and Systems. 

The Cromdale Campus will be used for community education projects and special projects such as English as a Second Language, and the CPR project. Addition of the new space will make room for a staff lounge on each campus, and will alleviate the overcrowding evident on all three campuses. An additional 1,000 full time and 1,000 part time students will be accommodated each semester, and renovations will be finished in time for the college to move in for September 1. 

"We're very fortunate in Alberta that we can still make announcements concerning expansion in the area of education. It's very high priority for us," said Mr. Johnston. 

The Seventh Street Plaza will be the newest addition to GMCC as of September 01, 1986. 

Source: MacEwan Today, March 18, 1986 

For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives

Black and white photo of a bus that says "Grant MacEwan Community College - Downtown Bound" on the side.