Opportunity to Publish
Call for Submissions: MacEwan University Student eJournal (MUSe)
Have you produced something worthy of publication this term? The MacEwan University Student eJournal (MUSe) is always looking for new submissions from upper-level students with the endorsement of a faculty member.
Submissions may include scholarly or creative works in any digital format. Works undergo a rigorous peer-review process by fellow students under the mentorship of a faculty section editor.
To submit works and learn more, visit: http://macewan.ca/muse
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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.
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
From the Archives: Official Opening of the URDC
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.
Digital Book Display: Remembrance Day
We’ve collected a few books, films, and other sources from our collections to highlight the stories of our veterans for Remembrance Day.
- Why we fight: the origins, nature, and management of human conflict.
- Returned veterans' colonies : Details and forms connected with the settlement of returned soldiers on the Company's land in Western Canada by Canadian Pacific Railway Company
- D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada’s 24 hours of destiny by Lance Goddard
- Canada at War: Conscription, diplomacy and politics by J.L. Granatstein
- Armstrong’s War by Colleen Murphy
- Veterans Charter and Post-World War II Canada by Peter Neary
- 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
Video, Sound and Film
- Solace: Songs of remembrance by Jeff Joudrey and Halifax Camerata Singers
- The Call: A concert for Veterans Day by Paul Klemme et al
- Bravery in the Field, National Film Board of Canada
- In Flanders' fields: a celebration of the poets & composers of the Great War 1914-1918 by Naxos Digital Library
- On Remembrance Day by Eleanor Creasey
Digital Display: Halloween Books, Movies, and Music
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!
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
Fun size (French)
Halloween theme: Club Horror remix
Open Access Matters
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:
- Archive scholarly and creative works, including exceptional student works, in MacEwan’s institutional repository, Research Online at MacEwan (RO@M).
- Publish student works in one of our library-hosted undergraduate student journals.
- Develop an open textbook using MacEwan’s open access book publishing software that the library is currently piloting.
- Deposit research data in MacEwan’s data repository.
- Create a digital scholarship project using the library’s Digital Exhibits site.
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
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
"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)
- Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors (Larry Loyie & Wayne K. Spear) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/6862384
- Métis Memories Of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Métis (Métis Nation Of Alberta) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/4172401
- Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, A Memoir (Theodore Fontaine) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/4839932
- They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School (Bev Sellars) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/6216638
- UNeducation (2014): A Residential School Graphic Novel (Jason EagleSpeaker) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/6962713
- Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story (David Robertson, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Murray Sinclair) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/5549683
- A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Of Canada (Truth And Reconciliation Commission of Canada) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7915679
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7687200
- Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada (Paulette Regan) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/4885874
- Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC's Calls to Action (Aimee Craft) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/nlebk/2461205
READING (Juvenile & Youth)
- Fatty Legs: A True Story (Margaret Pokiak-Fenton & Christy Jordan-Fenton) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/9692084
- Stolen Words (Melanie Florence & Gabrielle Grimard) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/8062660
- When We were Alone (David Robertson & Julie Flett) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7674248
- We were Children (Eagle Vision, Entertainment One & NFB): https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/9396212
- Muffins for Granny (Nadia McLaren, Feather Productions & Mongrel Media) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7117774
- Indian Horse (Richard Wagamese & Elevation Picture) https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7117774
- Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Jeff Barnaby, Séville Pictures & Entertainment One https://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/8053456
- Residential Schools (Historica Canada & Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais) https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/residential-schools/id1499122039
- Still Here Still Healing (Jade Roberts) https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/still-here-still-healing/id1461722951
- Residential Schools: We Haven't Even Begun to Talk About What Happened (Canadaland with guests Ryan McMahon & Chelsea Vowel) https://www.canadaland.com/podcast/residential-schools/
From the Archives: Centre for Sport & Wellness opens
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).
For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives.