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 other…Keep reading
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 can…Keep reading
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: 1-4…Keep reading
Today (June 21st) is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. In addition to learning about Indigenous history, it’s also important to take action and support Indigenous communities and individuals in the present- right here, right now. One way you can take action is by supporting local and…Keep reading
By Kory Melnick 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…Keep reading
The recent discovery of the unmarked burial ground in Kamloops B.C has prompted many Canadians to think about and reflect on our knowledge (or lack thereof) about residential schools in Canada. Starting in the 1800s and running until 1996, residential schools were established by Christian churches and sponsored by the Canadian government to assimilate Indigenous…Keep reading
Convocation is this week, and most likely, if you’re a graduating student, you know about the Patrick Power Library and some of the services we provide. However, what you may not know is how these services can significantly impact your overall academic achievement during your time at Saint Mary’s University. A significant amount of evidence…Keep reading
Research assistants, teaching assistants, and graduate students, take note: the library’s Research Toolkit workshops are back! Running next week, from May 10-13, the Research Toolkit workshops are a great opportunity for students to connect with information experts and with other students, as well as a chance to ask questions and expand their research skills and…Keep reading
This is a guest post by Harriette L. Spiegel, Ph.D, a Fulbright Canada 2020-2021 Scholar and Research Chair, who is here at Saint Mary’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin studying digital accessibility. Before laws were passed regarding digital accessibility (in the U.S. we have the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA, Section 508…Keep reading
Got a date with some final papers this long weekend? We’ve got you covered! The library will be open for regular individual study space bookings from Friday, April 2- Monday, April 5. Sticking close to home, but still working on assignments? The Research Help Team will be online from 9 am – 7 pm on…Keep reading
At a time when many of us are missing international travel, the next Faculty Author Series event might help fill that void. On March 25 at noon, travel via Zoom to Shenyang, China, with Dr. Eric Henry, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Henry will discuss his new book, The Future Conditional, and…Keep reading
This is a guest post by Harriette L. Spiegel, Ph.D, a Fulbright Canada 2020-2021 Scholar and Research Chair, who is here at Saint Mary’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin studying digital accessibility. Inaccessible computer output = a brick wall. Let’s talk about students (or any computer users) who experience inaccessible computer output. It…Keep reading
International Women’s Day Event: A Faculty Author Talk with Dr. Rohini Bannerjee & editor Christina Myers
Looking for a way to celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow? We’ve got you covered! Our next Faculty Author Series event is set for 12 pm on Monday, March 8, where Dr. Rohini Bannerjee and editor Christina Myers will unpack Big: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies. Described as “a collection of personal and intimate experiences…Keep reading
We are honoured to feature a guest post by Harriette L. Spiegel, Ph.D, a Fulbright Canada 2020-2021 Scholar and Research Chair, who is here at Saint Mary’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin studying digital accessibility. Why does it matter if my computing output is accessible? The answer is, of course, “because it does.”…Keep reading
Did you know that the Saint Mary’s University Archives is home to the Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection? The Lynn Jones Collection documents the lives of Lynn, her family, and over 50 years of African, African Diasporic and African-Nova Scotian heritage and history. We’re honoured to start our new blog by highlighting five items from…Keep reading
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