ROAAr Newsletter: Montreal Matters

Rescuing 200 years of historical weather observations

The McGill University Archives is harnessing the power of citizen science with an innovative new crowdsourcing platform called DRAW. The goal? To transcribe and rescue two centuries worth of Montreal’s meteorological history.

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Public art tours celebrate Montréal 375

With spring in the air, join McGill’s Visual Arts Collection on a free guided weekly tour of the iconic public artwork on display throughout the downtown campus as Montreal celebrates its 375th birthday.

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Montreal and the history of vaccination debates at the Osler Library

Worth a shot? Explore two centuries of disputes in Montreal surrounding the benefits and dangers of vaccinations in the Osler Library’s newest exhibition, “Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998”

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Remembering: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy

Rare Books & Special Collections’ new exhibition pays homage to one of Canada’s defining military campaigns, honouring the bravery of those Canadian soldiers laid to rest far from home and commemorating the battle’s defining impact on Canadian consciousness a century later.

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ROAAr editorial team: Nathalie Cooke (Associate Dean, ROAAr), Vanessa Di Francesco, Jennifer Garland, Michael Thomas Moore, Merika Ramundo, Jean-Marc Tremblay, with the assistance of Susan Fabrizi and Greg Houston.

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