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!”

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!”

Why Lifelong Learning is Critical During National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to reflect upon and learn about the unique histories, cultures, and heritages of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities.  National Indigenous History Month is a call to action for settler-Canadians to improve our understanding of Canada’s colonial past andContinue reading “Why Lifelong Learning is Critical During National Indigenous History Month”