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Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Friday, Nov 26, 2021

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as "White Ribbon Day." This day is in commemoration of the École Polytechnique shootings that took place in 1989. It is a day reserved for mourning, reflection, and action. We have compiled some library materials below to guide your learning.

If you or someone you know needs resources or assistance, please visit this page created and maintained by the Canadian Association of Social Workers. 

To Read:

A Blueprint for Canada's National Action Plan on Violence against Women and Girls by Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses

Beyond The Logic of Emblemization: Remembering and Learning From the Montreal Massacre by Sharon Rosenburg and Roger I. Simon

Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Donna Decker

December 6-National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women by Karen Kading

Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women by Hélène LeBlanc

Rage and Resistance: a Theological Reflection on the Montreal Massacre by Theresa M. O'Donovan

Taking Action to End Violence Against Young Women and Girls in Canada by Marilyn Gladu

The Montreal Massacre: A Story of Membership Categorization Analysis by Peter Eglin and Stephen Hester

The Ribbon and the Rose by Amanda Goldrick-Jones

Violence Against Women in Canada: Effective Approaches and Resources by Marika Morris

To Watch:

After the Montreal Massacre

Beyond December 6

From the Archives: Official Opening of the URDC

Monday, Nov 22, 2021

Celebrations to mark the official opening of the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) took place in the Galleria at the Jasper Place Campus at Grant MacEwan Community College (GMCC), Wednesday, October 14, 1987. Dr. Roman Petryshyn, director of the new centre, welcomed Grant MacEwan President, Dr. Gerald Kelly and Mr. Peter Kossowan, Chairman of the Board of Governors, both of whom expressed their best wishes for the success of URDC. Congratulations were also offered by: Mr. Yarko Skrypnyk, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee (UCC) - National Council; Mrs. Lydia Shulakewych, UCC Provincial Council; Dr. Peter Savaryn, past Chancellor of the University of Alberta and Mr. Andrij Semotiuk, Endowment Chairman of the URDC Implementation Group. Mr. Semotiuk presented the new centre with a cheque for $100,000 for the operation of its Implementation Phase during 1987-88 and announced a commitment to raise an additional $350,000 endowment within the Ukrainian community in the next year. The initial donation by the Ukrainian Canadian Committee originated as a grant from the Secretary of State.

The official segment of the URDC opening ceremonies was followed by a wine and cheese reception attended by over two hundred people. Among the guests were federal, provincial and municipal government representatives, GMCC administrative personnel and staff from various college divisions and Ukrainian community leaders. Entertainment included musical offerings on two Ukrainian folk instruments, the bandura and lira. A CBC film crew was present at the event and taped footage to be included in a documentary about multiculturalism airing in mid-November on the nationwide program, The Journal. (Source: URDC Newsletter, Fall 1987, 2020-09-24/97 Box 15 Folder 1).

For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives.

Copy of URDC Cheque 1987

Digital Book Display: Remembrance Day

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

We’ve collected a few books, films, and other sources from our collections to highlight the stories of our veterans for Remembrance Day.

Ebooks

Video, Sound and Film

Kids

Digital Display: Halloween Books, Movies, and Music

Friday, Oct 29, 2021

Did you know we create themed book displays in the library? This is our purely digital version, so you can get in the Halloween spirit without even leaving your home! 

To Read:

Creep by R.M. Greenaway

Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Halloween by Joanna Ponto and Fay Robinson

Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown

Nightmare Factories: The Asylum in the American Imagination by Troy Rondinone

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton

To Watch:

Halloween 2

Monsters Among Us Series

The Scarehouse

Trick 'r Treat

Misery

Fun size (French)

To Listen:

Halloween theme: Club Horror remix

The perfect classical Halloween soundtrack!

Open Access Matters

Monday, Oct 25, 2021

This Open Access Week, MacEwan Library would like to take this opportunity to applaud everyone who shares their research, data, knowledge, and creative works openly online for others to read, use, learn from, and build upon. 

For researchers, students, alumni, and the broader global community, it matters.

Want Some Help Sharing Your Work?

MacEwan Library supports a range of open-source platforms to help faculty and students share and digitally preserve their works at no cost:

The Library also offers open access publishing discounts and resources to help find suitable open access publishers. 

Questions about open access?
Contact Scholarly Communications Librarian Robyn Hall or connect with your Subject Librarian

 

2021 Tenure and Promotion Recognition Collection

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

The John L. Haar Library is delighted to announce the digital exhibit of works selected for the 2021 Tenure and Promotion Recognition Collection is now live. The collection, established in 2019 in partnership with the Office of the Provost, celebrates faculty achievement and marks career progress. Eligible faculty members are invited to select a book or other work that holds professional or personal meaning for them. View the 2021 exhibit including personal statements about the selected works.

From the Archives: Moving classroom delights students

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
Moving Classroom Delights Travel Students Classes in a bus? Second year travel students moved outside for a travel agency procedures course October 15 and 17 when the Voyageur Travel Insurance Knowmobile visited Assumption. The specially-constructed Highway Cruiser, built for Expo '67, was on a western swing. The company holds seminars and receptions for travel agents in the bus, totally self-contained with bar, phone, television screen and lounges

"Classes in a bus? Second year travel students moved outside for a travel agency procedures course October 15 and 17 when the Voyageur Travel Insurance Knowmobile visited Assumption. The specially-constructed Highway Cruiser, built for Expo '67, was on a western swing. The company holds seminars and receptions for travel agents in the bus, totally self-contained with bar, phone, television screen and lounges."

Source: Box 1796, October 29, 1980

For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives.

Orange Shirt Day: September 30

September 30, known by many as Orange Shirt Day, has been formally designated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is an opportunity to collectively learn, reflect, and grieve the ongoing harm to individuals, families, communities, and beyond through the residential school system in Canada. Live online events will be happening across the country on this day, and we encourage you to join them. We further share the resources below in support of truth-telling and learning.

READING (Main Collection)  

READING (Juvenile & Youth)  

WATCHING

LISTENING: 

 

From the Archives: Centre for Sport & Wellness opens

Monday, Jun 28, 2021

All the way back in 1993, we celebrated to opening of the Sport & Wellness Centre! Other than the fashion trends of visitors, it doesn't look like much has changed. It has certainly aged VERY well! Below is the original announcement in MacEwan Today and a photo:

"On June 19th we threw open the doors and invited everyone to tour this wonderful facility. And everyone came – close to 5,000 people watched an incredible array of events. Gymnasium activities included karate demonstrations, aerobics and step classes, badminton games and basketball free-throw. In the pool, athletes performed synchronized swimming, water polo, canoeing manoeuvres and diving. Participants worked out in the weight room and others played racquetball, squash and wallyball in the courts area.

More than 300 participants and another 40 volunteers helped to make this event an incredible success and showcase our new MacEwan Centre for Sport & Wellness. Have you purchased your privilege card yet? They’re going fast!" (Sources: MacEwan Today, July 5, 1993, and 2017-03-17_45 Box 7 Folder 22). 

An old photograph of the opening day of the Sport and Wellness Centre. The photo is taken from the bleachers overlooking the pool. Many people are sitting in the bleachers while a few people are paddling in kayaks and canoes in the pool.

For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

With so many live events taking place in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we hope that you are busy learning from Elders and Knowledge Keepers with open mind, body, heart and spirit!

For those looking to learn and celebrate on a flexible timeline, we invite you to explore the following resources and more available through MacEwan Library and kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre:

Watching

NFB Hothouse 12 Playlist (Film Shorts): https://www.nfb.ca/m/playlists/ce22e1e897e34a679b876a482c6cf503/playback/

Kayak to Klemtu (Feature Film): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/8803674

kihêw waciston YouTube (Recorded Teachings): https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphcqfaWCkt8Z7rkIiTrdL8Bjnm00ylk5

Listening

2 Crees in a Pod (Podcast): https://anchor.fm/terri-suntjens

enâtawâstemikweyahk nehiyaw (Cree) Meditation Album (Streaming Album): http://smarturl.it/creemeditation

CFWE Radio (Windspeaker Media): https://www.cfweradio.ca/

Reclaimed with Jarrett Martineau (CBC Radio): https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-184-reclaimed

Reading

Little You (Richard Van Camp & Julie Flett, Online Board Book): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/8606301

This Place: 150 Years Retold (Online Graphic Novel Anthology): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/9072131

Love Beyond Body, Space And Time (Ed. Hope Nicholson, Print Anthology): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/8133708

The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality (Blair Stonechild, Online): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/nlebk/1912360

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine (Kim Anderson, Online): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/nlebk/497412