Digital Display: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

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

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People by Jane Ellis and Ravi K. Thiara

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



Digital Display: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day that promotes the understanding of disabilities and disability issues, and brings awareness and support to the people in our communities with disabilities, and their well-being, rights and dignity. To celebrate this day, MacEwan Library has compiled a number of resources to watch or read that will teach you more about this vibrant community.

To Read:

Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design by Bess Williamson

Beyond Accommodation: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Library Workers by Jessica Schomberg and Wendy Highby

Careers for People with Disabilities: Special Opportunities if you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing: Using Today's Technology you can Succeed in any Mainstream Profession by the Institute for Career Research

Case Studies in Transition and Employment for Students and Adults with Disabilities by Keith Storey

Disability Is Not Inability: A Quest for Inclusion and Participation of People with Disability in Society by Nathaniel Amanze and S. Nkhoma

Disability Studies: Educating for Inclusion by Tim Corcoran, Julie White and Ben Whitburn

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games by Carolyn Jackson-Brown

Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions by Dave Edyburn

Making Computers Accessible: Disability Rights and Digital Technology by Elizabeth R. Petrick

More than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan by Dennis J. Frost

Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities: A Handbook of Practical Ideas Created by Practitioners for Practitioners by Rebecca Foster and Lerverne Barber

Playing on an Uneven Field: Essays on Exclusion and Inclusion in Sports by Yuya Kiuchi

Swimming Against the Tide: True Story of Para Swimmer Madhavi Latha by Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu

The Inclusive Management Strategy: Engineering Culture Change for Employees with DisAbilities by Camelia M. Fawzy and Brenda Shore

The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World by Al Etmanski

The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition by Richard Luecking

Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability by Scott T. Smith and José Alaniz


To Watch:

Autistic Hockey Lessons from Coach Joe

Disability Without Borders

Paralympian Lora Webster Champions Adaptive Sports

Power of Sport


RO@M Has a New Home

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

MacEwan’s institutional repository, RO@M, has moved to a new locally hosted, open-source software platform, DSpace. This widely used repository software will help ensure the longevity and sustainability of this service.

What does this mean for RO@M users?

  • Faculty and staff can still deposit works by email ( or by sharing their citations with the library each year through the eCV/annual report.
    • Students can deposit works with faculty approval by using a Student Deposit Form that has been moved to the library website.
  • Old links to records in RO@M will redirect to their new location. We would encourage users to share the new “permanent links” for these records with others moving forward.
  • Each record in RO@M now includes a Statistics link where users can see usage analytics.
  • Author profiles are no longer available in RO@M. We will, however, explore the creation of new, basic profiles for MacEwan faculty and staff at a future date.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, email us at

Thank you for your continued support of this important initiative to digitally preserve and share the scholarly and creative output of the MacEwan community.

Digital Display: Métis Week

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

It’s Métis Week! Every year, we celebrate Métis Week, which falls around Louis Riel Day (November 16th). This week celebrates the unique identity and long roots of the Métis Peoples and commemorates their sacrifices and efforts to be recognized as a distinct nation. To coincide with festivities, which run November 14-18th, MacEwan Library has put together a number of films, podcasts, and books that explore and celebrate the past, present, and futures of the Métis Peoples.




Man Who Chooses the Bush

Night Raiders = Les Voleurs de la Nuit

The Metis in Canada

The Wake

Wake Up! 



Métis in Space

Muddied Water

The Métis Podcast Series



A People and a Nation: New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies by Jennifer Adese and Chris Andersen 

Bad Endings by Carleigh Baker 

Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education: A Decolonizing Journey for a Métis Community by Yvonne Poitras Pratt

From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries by Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk

Kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices From Where the River Flows Swiftly by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber

Le statut de Métis au Canada. Histoire, Identité et Enjeux Sociaux by Denis Gagnon

Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon 

Returning to Ceremony: Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities by Chantal Fiola 

The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840–1875 by M. Max Hamon 

Where No Michif has Gone Before: The Form and Function of Métis Futurisms by Chelsea May Vowel 


Digital Display: Remembrance Day

Monday, Nov 7, 2022

In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11, the library has created a digital display of fiction and non-fiction books, films, and other sources that examine the history of war and showcase the stories and experiences of veterans. Be sure to also check out our physical display at the library for more Remembrance Day resources!

To Read:

Canada and Her Soldiers by Khaki University of Canada

Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Paul Keery and Mike Wyatt

Indigenous Veterans: From Memories of Injustice to Lasting Recognition by Neil R. Ellis

Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military From the First World War to Afghanistan by Adam Montgomery

Remembrance by Jonathan F. Vance

Why We Fight: The Origins, Nature, and Management of Human Conflict by David Churchman


To Watch:

Courage Under Fire

Saving Private Ryan

Why We Fight


To Listen:

In Flanders' Fields: A Celebration of the Poets & Composers of the Great War 1914-1918


Digital Display: Sit Back and Relax

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

MacEwan, it’s time to Sit Back and Relax! We know it’s a stressful time of year for both students and faculty, so we have put together a list of resources to help you unwind, including books on meditation, mindfulness, and dealing with anxiety, Rom-Coms to watch, and relaxing music to listen to. Remember to take time for yourself this November!

To Read:

Achieving the Maximum Benefit: Managing Stress in Learning Disabled Students by Susan E. Gately and Gary N. Siperstein

Anxiety Happens: 52 Ways to Find Peace of Mind by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert

College Student Self-Care: A Journey, Not a Destination by Elisa M. Martin

Guide to Reflective Thinking on University Learning Strategies: Actualizing my Intellectual Potential by François Ruph

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks: Don't Forget to Breathe by Sandra Scheinbaum

How to Take A Better Break by Nir Eyal and Chelsea Robertson

Managing Anxiety and Stress (Second Edition) by James Archer Jr.

Peace Inside: A Prisoner's Guide to Meditation by Sam Settle

The Mindful Way Through Stress: The Proven 8-Week Path to Health, Happiness, and Well-Being by Shamash Alidina

The Secrets of Becoming Stress-Hardy by Melissa Diane Smith

Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind by Mary NurrieStearns and Rick NurrieStearns


To Watch:

Second Act

Sex and the City

Simple Stress Relief for Everyone: Relaxation Training


To Listen:

Ambience Sound Effects

Sleep Under The Rain

Ultimate Classical Relaxation: The Essential Masterpieces


Digital Display: Halloween Reads

Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Did you know we create themed book displays in the library? This is our purely digital version, so get ready for some spook-tacular reads and hauntingly good movies this Halloween season with our themed digital display!

From movies like The Witch to classic novels like Dracula, we've got something that will get everyone in the Halloween spirit without ever having to leave home.

To Read:

Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends by Nancy Roberts

Creep by R. M. Greenaway

De Incantationibus, Seu Ensalmis: Opusculum Primum by Manuel do Vale de Moura

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers

Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds by Leo Braudy

Haunts of Old Louisville: Gilded Age Ghosts and Haunted Mansions in America's Spookiest Neighborhood by David Domine

Lizzie Borden and the Massachusetts Axe Murders by Ronald Bartle

New England Nightmares: True Tales of the Strange and Gothic by Keven McQueen

Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer by Richard Tithecott

Psycho, The Birds and Halloween: The Intimacy of Terror in Three Classic Films by Randy Loren Rasmussen

The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft

Treat or Trick? Halloween in a Globalising World by Malcolm Foley & Hugh O’Donnell

What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal in Your Backyard by Jason Offutt

Witches and Demons: Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism by J. S. La Fontaine

Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre by Alison Peirse


To Watch:


The Love Witch

The Witch: A New-England Folktale


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