Faculty Author Series: Creating Sustainable Change Around the World with Dr. Tony Charles

What are communities around the world doing to conserve their local environments? What motivates them? How do they handle things like decision making and power when working to create sustainable local solutions to global problems? In honour of Open Access Week, we’re celebrating the recent publication of Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods, a freely-available book thatContinue reading “Faculty Author Series: Creating Sustainable Change Around the World with Dr. Tony Charles”

The Research Toolkit workshops are back for Fall 2021!

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout October, starting October 14th, students can once again tune in to the popular Research Toolkit workshops to learn advanced research tactics. Facilitated by librarians from the Patrick Power Library, and delivered via Microsoft Teams, the Fall 2021 Research Toolkit workshops are a great opportunity for research assistants, teaching assistants,Continue reading “The Research Toolkit workshops are back for Fall 2021!”

How and why you should diversify your reading list!

As we gear up for a long Thanksgiving weekend, in addition to rest and relaxation (always a must!), we recommend picking up a good book- maybe one that wouldn’t ordinarily appear on your reading list. Why? Maybe you’re not much of a reader, and would like to start reading for fun (not just for classes).Continue reading “How and why you should diversify your reading list!”

Some National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources and Reading Lists

All of the resources listed below can be found in the SMU Library, or online. Ebooks A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Canada’s Residential Schools: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. v.1, pt.1. The History: Origins to 1939 Canada’sContinue reading “Some National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources and Reading Lists”

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16 Canadian Books to read for Pride Week

Happy Pride! Pride Week is one of the primary arts and cultural festivals in Canada, and is also celebrated worldwide. Although June is often recognized as Pride Month, this year, Halifax Pride is being celebrating between the 12th and 22nd of August.   For many, celebrating Pride means dressing up, going to festivals or parades, waving our pride flags and accepting and expressing ourselves, and other peoples’ identities.    Although Pride is a great time to be vibrant and joyful, it’s important to remember that Pride hasContinue reading “16 Canadian Books to read for Pride Week”

New to SMU? Apply for your ID card today!

Ah, move-in weekend. The excitement! The chaos! The- hey, where’s your ID card? Uh oh- did you forget to apply online, well in advance? Your university ID card is so many things- your library card, your bus pass, your meal card for on-campus dining, and your ticket into the Homburg Centre (the gym), among otherContinue reading “New to SMU? Apply for your ID card today!”

This Canada Day, Take a Deeper Dive into Canada’s History

July 1 is a chance to reflect on our country’s history, present, and future. To do that, we need to educate ourselves- perhaps beyond what we’ve learned in school. Canadians of all demographics can learn more about our own country by exploring Canada’s history- the good and the bad- through numerous online resources. You canContinue reading “This Canada Day, Take a Deeper Dive into Canada’s History”

Patrick Power Library opening for evening and weekend hours

Are you a student in Halifax taking summer courses? Starting Monday, July 5th, the Library will be expanding to evening and weekend hours for individual bookable study spaces! Time slots available will be as follows: Monday – Thursday: 9 am-12 pm 1-4 pm 5-8 pm Friday: 9 am-12 pm 1-4 pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: 1-4Continue reading “Patrick Power Library opening for evening and weekend hours”