Emancipation Day and painful legacies in the teaching of science, medicine, and art

What does Emancipation Day have to do with the Osler Library? Superficially, not much. Peel back the layers of the history of medicine, though, and the relevance becomes clear. For centuries, medicine has been used to generate and perpetuate ideas …

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“The Basic You Remains”: Rita Letendre’s Painting

By Madeline Holton, Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Research Assistant Rita Letendre’s expressive, abstract painting hangs in the Visible Storage Gallery on McLennan’s fourth floor, accompanied by the work of a number of other Indigenous artists including Benjamin …

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Canadian Flowers Week

July is the month of luxurious bloom and gorgeous, showy flowers. It’s also Canadian Flowers Week from July 16-22, “an annual advocacy, education and awareness campaign that celebrates Canadian grown flowers” associated with the Toronto Flower Market. Its main goal …

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Paunichea’s Fishing Scene: Art as Document

By Jane O’Brien Davis (Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection) and Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe (ARIA Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection) Born in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Paunichea (1920-1968) was an Inuit sculptor, graphic artist, and printmaker. Her work typically …

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3rd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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Gaspe : all expense tours from Montreal. Montreal : Provincial Transport Co., [1934]. Rare Books and Special Collections. McGill University Library.

Are we there yet? Piece together rare & colourful travel illustrations.

Although a staycation may be in the cards for many of us, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be transported to beautiful spaces and places! Enjoy images from these travel publications-turned-digital jigsaw puzzles from McGill Rare Books & Special Collections’ …

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McGillians Then and Now

This year, for the first time in McGill’s almost 200-year history, convocation ceremonies will be held virtually, with a second convocation, an in-person academic procession and ceremony, in 2021. Until then, to celebrate this exceptional Class of 2020, we thought …

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Since March 13…

…a lot has happened. The Library continues to be here to help. As we move into the summer months and prepare for the fall, we’d like to acknowledge the incredible work being done by Library staff and the thousands of …

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2nd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen-Share

Spring cleaning your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthly screen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or …

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De-Stress + Sketch with the Visual Arts Collection

By Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe, ARIA Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection This past December the Visual Arts Collection launched its first De-Stress + Sketch on-campus event on the fourth floor of McLennan, home to the VAC’s Visible Storage Gallery. The initiative, developed …

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