Unsung Heroes of the McGill Library

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate Unsung Heroes in their department who have greatly helped shape the community. In addition to being featured on the University’s Unsung Heroes page, the …

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Mammoth Football! Caption This May 2022

By Labiba Faiza, ROAAr, McGill Library For the month of May, ROAAr’s monthly “Caption This” series put the spotlight on an intriguing photo of people playing a mysterious sport on campus, taken circa 1890.1 A crowd of spectators can be …

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A crowd of graduates in caps and gowns seen from behind at a ceremony.

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

It’s that time again! After more than two years of virtual ceremonies and convocation-themed Zoom backgrounds, happy graduates and their families are back on McGill’s beautiful campuses. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of ten fun Library-related things to do …

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Asian North American Art in McGill Visual Arts Collection

By Serene Mitchell, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant (2022), B.A History, 2022 As a student of Asian North American history, I’ve always been drawn to the development of cultural identity and understanding migration history through sites of artistic …

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Staff BBQ on McGill campus seen from a distance with grass, trees, and red tents.

Celebrating winners of the 2022 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Library Excellence Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary service, important efforts, and achievements of librarian and administrative & support staff members at the McGill Library. The last two years have been an exceptional …

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Funeral notice featuring an illustration of a landscape with angels.

A Victorian-era funeral notice and the story behind it

By Eden Autmezguine, 2nd year student, Faculty of Arts and Science and Student Project Assistant in Rare Books and Special Collections. Eden’s position is made possible thanks to funding from the SSMU Library Improvement Fund. Pictured above from the holdings …

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girl holding a broken egg

Caption This – Finders Keepers

Our thanks go to Richard Orlando, (McGill, MLS Class of 1979) for this month’s caption. This month’s post evoked some egg-cellent responses! There were so many in fact, that we ran a poll on our social accounts to choose the …

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Students on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace in spring.

An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Greetings, As Chair of the Friends of the Library, I am concerned that you may not always be fully aware of all the interesting and educational events that are going on at the McGill Library. So this will be my …

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two caps on a green background

Hats Off to a Football Legacy

Lire la version française By Yves Lapointe, Director of Archives Athletics have always been an important part of student life at McGill. These two caps are part of the McGill University Archives Collection, two of many other valuable items documenting …

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sepia city scape

Flashback with Angela Grauerholz

Lire la version française by Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Collection Artist Angela Grauerholz presents us with a seemingly conventional subject in this photograph; a diagonal, high angle view of a concrete, five-storey building. The boxy design of a …

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