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.

Digital Display: National Poetry Month

Friday, Apr 1, 2022

April is National Poetry Month, and we have created a Digital Display full of books to help you get into the spirit. From ancient Greek poetry to contemporary political poems, poetry has something to offer for everyone. Happy reading! 


Affirmation of Poetry
Judith Balso, translated by Drew Burk

Attribute of Poetry
Elisa Galgut 

Campaign in Poetry: The Emma Press Anthology of Political Poems 
Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright, editors 

English Poetry in Quebec: Proceedings from the Foster Poetry Conference October 12-14, 1963. 
John Glassco, editor 

Faith in Poetry: Verse Style as a Mode of Religious Belief
Michael D. Hurley  

French Poetry: From Medieval to Modern Times
Patrick McGuinness, editor 

Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities 
Javon Johnson 

Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics
Sarah Ehlers 

Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance, and Social Context
Ruth Finnegan 

Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle 1970-1798
David Fairer 

Philosophy and Poetry: Continental Perspectives
Rajan Ghosh 

Jennifer Joline Anderson 

Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-War Poetry
Neal Alexander and David Cooper 

Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide
Mark Yakich 

Poetry: The Literary Agenda
David Constantine 

Poetry: The Ultimate Guide
Richard Bradford

Poetry and Animals: Blurring the Boundaries with the Human
Onno Oerlemans 

Poetry and Freedom: Discoveries in Aesthetics, 1985-2018
Paul Oppenheimer

Poetry and Language: The Linguistics of Verse
Michael Ferber 

Poetry and Mind: Tractatus Poetico-Philosophicus
Laurent Dubreuil

Poetry for Beginners
Gabeba Baderoon 

Poetry for Historians: Or, W.H. Auden and History
Carolyn Steedman

Poetry in America
Julia Spicher Kasdorf 

Poetry in Exile
Josef Hrdlička

Poetry in Fragments: Studies on the Hesiodic Corpus and its Afterlife 
Christos Tsagalis, editor 

Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in 21st Century North American Feminist Poetics
Heather Milne 

Poetry Unbound: Poems and New Media from the Magic Lantern to Instagram
Mike Chasar 

Poetry’s Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age
Kevin Stein

Powerful Poetry: Read, Write, and Recite Poetry All Year Long
Adrienne Gear

Reading Poetry
Peter Barry

Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant Garde 
Peter Quartermain  

Talk Poetry: Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets
David Baker 

The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing
Clint Burnham 

The Poetry Experience: Choosing and Using Poetry in the Classroom
Sheree Fitch and Larry Swartz

What is Poetry: Language and Memory in the Poems of the world
Nigel Fabb 

Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice
Daisy Fried 


Digital Display: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Week

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

This week is Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Week at MacEwan University. This digital display was created to help celebrate! To learn more about the workshops, panel discussions, and networking events taking place at MacEwan this week to promote diversity and equity, visit this page

Alliances: Re-Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships by Lynne Davis

Cultural Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice: Being a Community Activist by George Henderson

Diversity and Inclusion: Valuing the Opportunity by Elizabeth McIsaac and Carrie Moody

Diversity and Inclusion Matters: Tactics and Tools to Inspire Equity and Game-Changing Performance by Jason Thompson

Diversity Matters: The Color, Shape, and Tone of Twenty-First-Century Diversity by Emily Allen Williams

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action: Planning, Leadership, and Programming by Christine Bombaro

Ensouling Our Schools: A Universally Designed Framework for Mental Health, Well-Being, and Reconciliation by Jennifer Katz and Kevin Lamoureux

Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools by Tonya D. Callaghan

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging Across Differences by Mary-Frances Winters

Indigenous Economic Reconciliation: Recommendations on Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth for Indigenous Peoples and Canada by Dawn Madahbee Leach and Clarence Louie

It's Time to Talk About Race at Work: Every Leader's Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Kelly McDonald

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People From Privileged Groups by Diane Goodman

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, & Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh

Understanding and Navigating Discrimination in America by Jamie Maniloff

Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields by Ursula Thomas and Jill Drake

Digital Display: Pride Week

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022

It's Pride Week here at MacEwan! To celebrate, we've made this list of items in our collection that you can read or watch that feature LGBTQ2S+ voices, stories, and scholarship. We also have a physical book display in our library that we invite you to check out the next time you're here! 

To Read: 

A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology: From Homophobia to LGBT
Peter Hegarty 

Are You Two Sisters? The Journey of a Lesbian Couple
Susan Krieger 

Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America
Nathaniel Frank 

Beyond the Politics of the Closet: Gay Rights and the American State Since the 1970s
Jonathan Bell 

Categorically Famous: Literary Celebrity and Sexual Liberation in 1960s America
Guy Davidson

Coming Out: The New Dynamics
Nicholas A. Guittar 

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Families
Emily S. Fisher and Karen Komosa-Hawkins

Drag Queens and Beauty Queens: Contesting Femininity in the World’s Playground
Laurie Greene 

Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America
C. Winter Han 

Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History
Anjali R. Arondekar and Howard Chiang, editors 

Global Gay: How Gay Culture is Changing the World 
Frederic Martel, translated by Patsy Baudoin

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements
Jo Ann Myers 

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story: A Play
Natalie Meisner 

LGBT Milwaukee
Michail Takach 

LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers
David Deschamps and Bennett L. Singer 

Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
William Leap and Ellen Lewin

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Ivan Coyote and Zena Sharman 

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements
Abby Peterson, Mattias Wahlström, Magnus Wennerhag

Queer Festivals: Challenging Collectibe Identities in a Transnational Europe 
Konstantinos Elftheriadis 

Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Films in America 
Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin 

Queer People of Colour: Connected But Not Comfortable
Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, Antonio Jay Pastrana, Jr. 

Queer Voices From the Classroom
Hidehiro Endo, Paul Chamness Idia 

Queer Wars: The New Global Polarization Over Gay Rights
Dennis Altman and Jonathan Symons 

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Colour 
Gilbert Baker and Dustin Lance Black 

The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members
Vanessa R. Panfil 

Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground 
Yetta Howard 

Way to Go
Tom Ryan 



A Chance to Dress: The Complexity of Gender Expression

A Drag King Extravaganza

After Stonewall: America’s LGBT Movement

Gender Matters - Transgender Youth

Hollywood Gay Pride: Parades and Festivals from 1970-1978

I Am the Queen

Queer Japan

Southern Pride

The Rice Queen Diaries: A Memoir