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What Does one Eat When Cruising Through Quebec?

“Know Canada Better.” This was the tagline of a promotional booklet published by Canada Steamship Lines advertising its 1960 Vacation Cruises passing through the St-Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. Amongst these ships cruising that route was the S.S. Richelieu,” one of …

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Food Day Canada August 5th

Canada's Prize recipes

This August 5th taste something Canadian! Celebrate Canada Food Day this Saturday by shopping, cooking and eating Canadian. Chefs, farmers, and restaurants across the country will be celebrating Canadian food this Saturday. We suggest trying out this recipe for Angels …

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Q & A with the Curators of “Design for the Global Majority”

water conservation and the mist experience

We got to know the curators of this exhibition a bit better. Here is a glimpse behind the scenes into the curatorial team that put together this exhibition. The exhibition is on through June 18th, so come and enjoy during …

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Stereographic Caption This, June edition

picnic scene

What would you Caption this photo? What do you notice about this photo? Send us your observations, thoughts, and, of course, Captions! Share your comments on and captions for this photo by tagging us on Twitter, Instagram, or by email …

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David Hume Collection

By Mark G. Spencer, Department of History, Brock University. McGill University’s David Hume Collection has many remarkable strengths. Any scholar with an interest in Hume and his world is sure to find much that will be of interest. The principal …

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The Making of Moments in Time

Explore collection highlights featured in the historically minded, family-friendly (and pretty!) new “Moments in Time” card game developed by staff members and students at ROAAr.

A Deep Dive into the Moshe Safdie Archive

esquisse moshe safdie

The story of Moshe Safdie’s professional practice and student works can be found in his archive. Now this incredible body of work has made its way home to where it all started – McGill. Tellina Liu, Archivist & liaison librarian for the Moshe Safdie Archive, walks us through past, present, and future moments of engagement with the collection.

Charlotte A. Cavatica

spider poem set on press

Learn more about the process behind Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Planning) Chris Buddle’s recent hands-on visit to McGill’s Book Arts Lab where spinning mixed art inspired by a most memorable storybook character was more than child’s play.

April Caption This – Library Mischief

three mischievious boys

We had a clear winner for this month’s Caption this photo. Thanks to Gordon Roback for a spot-on bit of library mischief. Our monthly Caption This post invites fun, invites interaction, and invites engagement. It is of course a completely …

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A for Archives, B for Books and Beyond: A New Video Series by ROAAr

Labiba Faiza and Jacquelyn Sundberg How does one consult a book from the 1400s without breaking its delicate spine? Which kind of gloves are best for handling century-old photographs? If you don’t know, ROAAr has you covered with its new …

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