Remembering Richard Wagamese
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March 8th is International Women's Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Here are a few resources where you can learn more about the reasons for this celebration:
- International Women's Day International Homepage
- International Women's Day Canadian Homepage
- Women in Canada Twitter Feed
- Passing the torch: meeting with Humber's remarkable women
- The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history
Recess is your opportunity to take part in a wide variety of fun and engaging events. You could also win some great prizes like an iPad and bookstore gift cards!
- February 29 - March 3 from Noon to 2pm
- North Campus: 3rd floor LRC
- Lakeshore Campus: Library and FYE (A168)
Monday February 29 - Animal Day
- Petting Zoo featuring Lemurs, Snakes, Lynx, Birds, Rabbits and more
- Extended hours 11am-3pm
Tuesday March 1 - Wellness Day
- DAVIDs Tea
- Oxygen Bar
- Zen Room
Wednesday March 2 - Games Day
- Board games
- Popcorn & Original New York Seltzer
- Fun Activities and Lots of Prizes!
Thursday March 3 - Arts Day
- Live Jazz
- Create Your Own Dreamcatchers
Sponsors: Humber Athletics, Student Wellness and Accessibility, Public Safety, Humber Bookstore, Humber Music, Humber Spa, Writing Centre, Liberal Arts & Science, Humber Marketing, The Aboriginal Resource Centre, Academic & Career Success Centre, Radio Humber, The Humber Room, The Alumni Office, Peer-Assisted Learning Support, Support Staff Union Local 563, Original New York Seltzer, Humber Galleries and Collection, Office of the Vice-President, Student and Community Engagement, staff & student volunteers and more!
Canada’s Fair Dealing Week is February 22-26, 2016. The goal of this campaign is to make a unified effort across Canada to show our academic communities how important this user right is.
The Copyright Act’s Fair Dealing provision is intended to strike a balance between promoting the public interest in the encouragement and dissemination of print works and the rights of creators.
Faculty: take advantage of this user’s right
- Read the Library’s fair dealing explanation.
- Read this post and these stories for examples of fair dealing advocacy.
- Read the guidelines for how this right helps you with assignments.
It is the 20th anniversary of Black History Month being formally recognized by the government of Canada.
The month is a time for all Canadian to celebrate the achivement and contributions of black Canadians.
Learn more about the history and purpose of this celebration at the offical government of Canada page.
Here are some library resources we encourage you to explore:
- Book: Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir
- Streaming Video: PBS: The African Americans
- eBook: The African diaspora in the U.S. and Canada at the dawn of the 21st century
David Bowie was one of pop music's greatest innovators and an inspiration to generations of artists.
Explore more about his art and life through the library's collection.
- The words and music of David Bowie (print)
- Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie (ebook)
- Talking to Bowie fans: Masculinity, ambivalence and cultural citizenship (online article)
- Rolling Stone Interview 1987 (online article)
Humber has a long history of celebrating Black History Month. The House of Commons did not officially recognize Black History Month until 1995, however Humber hosted speakers and workshops as early as 1993.
In a 1993 issue of The Coven you can read about work done by the student council (today's HSF) to establish an ongoing recongnition of this cultural event.
A few years later in a 1996 issue of the Et Cetera the writers chronicled the visit of noted author, and former Humber journalism professor, Cecil Foster. Mr. Foster is currently a judge for the 2015 Soctiabank Giller prize.
Archived issues of The Coven and the Et Cetera are available through the Humber Digital Archive.
In 1971 the Humber Student Union (today's HSF) used student money to spring two students from jail by posting their bail. The bailed out students were able to finish their semester and spend the holidays at home.
Was this a misuse of student funds? Or was it a good act motivated by the cheer and goodwill of the holiday season?
Read all about it in the Humber Libraries Digital Archive and decide for yourself:
Thank you to the Humber community for supporting our Food for Fines campaign.
We collected over 200 non-perishable food items for Youth Without Shelter who provide emergency housing and support to homeless youth.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6.
December 6th is the anniversary of the 1989 murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
The day is designed to call for action on violence against women and promote strategies to stop violence in our communities.
On December 4th, from Noon to 1pm at North Campus' Student Centre a commeration and presentation will take place.
Learn more about this important event at the Status of Women Canada website.
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