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

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

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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A Victorian-era funeral notice and the story behind it

Funeral notice featuring an illustration of a landscape with angels.

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

Students on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace in spring.

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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One Minute Wonder: Argillite Haida Sculpture by Arthur Moody

Video and narration by Catie Galbraith, Chickasaw Nation, SSMU Indigenous Art Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hlgas7agaa, or argillite is a sedimentary rock, composed primarily of lithified kaolinite clays. While argillite can be found globally, the carbonaceous, black variety used …

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Student Spotlight: Lara Landauro at Rare Books and Special Collections

Lara Landauro smiling at the camera in front of a bookshelf filled with rare books.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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Then in Now: McLennan-Redpath Over Time

Colour photograph of McLennan-Redpath Terrace with overlay of black and white archival photo of same location.

Throughout the day-to-day of classes, studying, exams, and papers, it’s easy to forget that countless McGill students have walked these halls and gathered on this terrace over the course of the Library’s long history. This new series of digital collages …

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200 Reasons to Give to McGill Library

Student Alisa Nosova wearing a mask and a red McGill24 hat standing in Library stacks with a cut-out that says "J'aime McGill".

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting current and future McGillians. Everyone has a unique reason for giving …

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3.14159 Recipes for Apple Pie

mark's history of apple pie

By Jacquelyn Sundberg and Labiba Faiza, ROAAr McGill Library 3. 14. 2022 Happy Pie Day to you all on March 14th! While the day that claims the most digits of pi came and went on March 14th, 1592, we celebrate …

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McGill Students, Our Forever Reason

Students wearing masks and red McGill24 hats standing in front of the Library.

By Colleen Cook, Trenholme of Libraries, McGill Library McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. This year, as we celebrate 200 years of McGill, we’re also looking at our why. Everyone has a unique reason …

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