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

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