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Grazing the Art at McGill

With over 2,500 artworks dispersed across nearly 90 buildings over three campuses, McGill’s Visual Arts Collection is not easy to take in as a whole. As a Museum Database Assistant responsible for inputting information on hundreds of objects into a

Six McGill Library activities to do with visitors in town for convocation

It’s that time of year again and the McGill campuses are abuzz with activity and happy graduates. We’ve compiled a list of six fun things to do with friends and family who are visiting from out of town. 1. Take

McGill convocation through the years

The tent is up on McGill’s downtown campus and the 2018 convocation ceremonies are right around the corner. We’re taking a look back at the university’s convocations through the years with photos from our digitized collection of yearbooks, the McGill University

Saying goodbye to a beloved sculpture

Mahihkan, the larger-than-life and much-beloved sculpture of a wolf by Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard, will be leaving McGill by mid-summer. Originally installed on lower campus for the Balade Pour La Paix, an open-air museum that spanned one kilometre of Sherbrooke

Winners Announced! Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine Contest

Detail Hyroglyphik

The McGill Library is delighted to announce that we have not one but two winners of our Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine contest! Both Rebecca Nicholson and Elaine Fernald succeeded in decoding the “Curious Hieroglyphick Valentine” from McGill’s uncatalogued collection of greeting

3D Printer Saves Button Maker: A Love Story

Buttons from the button maker

By Merika Ramundo, Communications Officer, McGill Library Working in communications at the Library, I am often challenged by tasks that tap into the “other duties as required” part of my job. Most recently, I was faced with finding a replacement

Bear Pits, Nuns and Tortière: Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke in Conversation about Montreal Foodways and Fisticuffs

By Alyssa Hamilton The event “Foodways and fisticuffs: the larger than life personalities who shaped Quebec cuisine” was an evening of storytelling. Speakers Nathalie Cooke and Julian Armstrong led an intimate, informative, and above all entertaining talk in the first

Celebrating science! Science Literacy Week @ McGill, September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide, week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast. 2017 will mark McGill’s third year running of participation with events on both campuses geared towards the McGill community and general public of all ages. This year’s partners on campus are

Visualizing Montreal and McGill with Historypin

C.O.T.C Training on McGill Campus

By Sarah Severson, Assistant Librarian and Coordinator, Digital Library Services Walking around Montreal it’s easy to get lost in the past looking at all the old buildings. What if you could search for a place on a map and click to see

McGill Book Fair needs your help!

McGill Book Fair

Public Service Announcement from the McGill Book Fair: We are looking for contributions of lightly-used books in all categories, from Art to Zoology and almost everything in between. The exceptions to this are magazines, journals and encyclopedias.  In the decades

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