Felt “M” patch, undated. McGill University Archives, (2006-0083.11.1).

Zoom Backgrounds | McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life

Brighten up your virtual learning spaces with new Zoom backgrounds featuring postcards and objects from ROAAr’s most recent virtual exhibit McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life. “Each item in this [bicentennial] exhibition is part of one or many stories about …

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Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), water colour by Peter Paillou, undated. Taylor White Collection: MSG BW002, item 042. Blacker Wood Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill Library.

The Taylor White Project, 2018-2021

By Victoria Dickenson, Professor of Practice, McGill Library This project was funded by Insight Development Program at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Overview The Taylor White Research Project focused on the documentation and analysis of a unique “paper …

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Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2021

Whether you are staying in or heading out, the Library’s electronic resources continue to be available to you, 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases – you name it, we probably have it and McGill students, faculty, and …

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Digitization Grant Update: George Mercer Dawson

By Alex Kohn, Digital Collections & Copyright Librarian As we reported back in May, we are the fortunate recipients of a grant from the British Columbia History Digitization Program, which has allowed us to digitize over 1,586 items (letters and …

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Anais Salamon smiling at the camera.

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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In Search of a Single Boot: A Reflection on the Things Lost and Found at McGill Library

by Alisa Nosova, Marketing Projects Assistant, McGill Library The Internet Archive holds the McGill Student Publications Collection that includes  McGill student newspapers from as early as 1874. If you dare to start digging through this resource platform you might find …

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Lawren  Harris,  Red Sleigh, House, Winter, 1919, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 138 cm. Gift of A. Sidney Dawes, B.Sc., 1910. McGill Visual Arts Collection, 1966-001.

One Minute Wonder |  Red Sleigh, House, Winter by Lawren Harris

Take a moment to pause, reflect, and learn more about some of the stories behind the rare and special objects held at McGill. ROAAr’s “One Minute Wonder” is a new video series that delves into extraordinary things in McGill Library’s …

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Red McGill Library tote bag laying flat with a book, bookmarks, cards, and candy on top of it.

Holiday Magic: The Making of Book Boxes for Centraide

By Amanda Wheatley, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator & Liaison Librarian This year, to raise money for Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Library offered a one-time book box subscription service to the McGill community. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support of …

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Brown box with white letter "C" with the word "Convocation" underneath."

Six ways to celebrate McGill’s fall convocation, Library-style

Congratulations, graduates! Fall Convocation is upon us and it’s the first time in two years that students, families, and faculties are able to celebrate in person. At this time of year, we usually jot down a list of Library activities …

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When is a skull just a skull? Changing perspectives on racism in medical education

Lire la version française By Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Look closely at the skulls shown here below. What do you see? Are they simply former humans? Perhaps your view will change …

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