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Library Update from Dean Colleen Cook

Architectural detail on Redpath Library Building

Dear Friends of the Library, The 2020-2021 academic year was one for the books in more ways than we can count here at the McGill Library. After completing a full year under these exceptional circumstances, I want to take a …

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A Tribute to John Gomery (1932-2021)

by the Friends of the McGill Library John Gomery was a true friend of the Friends of the McGill Library. A former Chair of the Friends Board, John was a strong supporter of Fiat Lux, the transformational re-envisioning of the …

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Welcome message from new Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Renowned author Louise Penny with Donald Walcot at the 2018 MacLennan Lecture

Greetings, My name is Donald Walcot and I am very privileged to be this year’s Chair of the Friends of the McGill Library, a wonderful organization that I have had a long affiliation with, working closely with three exceptional Deans …

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Friends of the McGill Library: Fall 2020 Update

Dear Friends, A warm hello to all of the Friends of the Library. I’m looking forward to getting together with you in the coming months as we move forward with our Fall program, which will be presented virtually for the …

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A message to our Friends of the Library

Dear Friends of the Library, I hope this message finds you well. Like people worldwide, we are working and volunteering from home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. McGill closed its campus and nimbly turned to remote learning …

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Stratford’s Jonathan Goad talks acting, directing, and playing with Shakespeare

Jonathan Goad lecturing from podium with view of crowd in foreground

By David Lank On Tuesday November 19, the attendees of the annual Friends of the McGill Library Shakespeare Lecture, held in partnership with the Stratford Festival of Canada, were educated, entertained, and mostly enthralled by the personal stories of the …

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2018 Annual General Meeting & presentation of the Friends of the Library Award

Signage welcoming attendees to Friends AGM

By Kate Williams, member, Friends of the Library Committee The 2018 Friends of the Library annual general meeting, presided over by the Chair, Ann Vroom, and held in McGill’s historic Birks building, offered a brief summary of the year’s activities, …

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A Tribute to Janet Blachford (1938 – 2018 )

By Ann Vroom, Chair,  Friends of the McGill Library McGill University, the Friends of the McGill Library and the greater Montreal community lost a special friend and guiding light this winter with the passing of Janet Savage Blachford on February …

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Every Stamp a Story: Exhibition Opening & Lecture

Hedgehog Stamp, Guernsey, 1994.

January 12, 2017 Lecture by David M. Lank CM, F.R.S.A., F.R.C.G.S. In its first event of the year, the Friends of the McGill Library presented David Lank, Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at McGill, who gave …

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Friend of the Year award presented to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

On December 1st, 2016, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation was presented with the Friends of the McGill Library’s Friend of the Year award at their Annual General Meeting. The foundation was named for an extraordinary couple who, counting 7 McGill …

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