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  • On Display: The World Remembers

    For 12 hours each day for 61 days, the names of those killed in the First World War will scroll across video screens in Niagara and around the world. Sadly, it will take from now until Remembrance Day to recognize the more than one million men and women killed on both sides of the conflict.

    The project is now running on the Matheson Learning Commons digital art wall. Learn more.


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  • On Display: Indigenous Artifacts

    In celebration of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), an exhibit of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork is on display at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons. Please stop by and view these works of art.

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  • Indigenous Literature & Poetry: Thematic Book Display for June.

    This month’s book display features the literature and poetry of indigenous authors such as Karen Vermette, Richard Wagamese, Lee Maracle, Drew Hayden Taylor and more. Stop by, take a look and borrow.

    Find the display next to the Ask Us Desk in the Learning Commons.

    Do you have a theme you would like to suggest for future displays? Contact your Liaison Librarian or email libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • On Display: Fair Dealing Week / Freedom to Read Week

    This week, libraries across Canada are celebrating Freedom to Read Week and Fair Dealing Week. The Gibson Library is supporting this initiative through social media and with two new exhibits in the Learning Commons’ display cases.

    Combo image of freedom to read week and fair dealing week

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  • On Display: Celebrating First Generation Students

    First generation student posterFirst Generation students (Trailblazers) are being celebrated at Brock University this week.  As over 25% of our student population is first in their family to attend post-secondary, they are changing the course of their own lives and also the lives of generations to follow.

    In honour of these students, a new display in the Library and Learning Commons features the profiles of famous “First Gens.” From Shaquille O’Neal and Michelle Obama to Roberta Jamieson and Mahatma Gandhi, there is a Trailblazer story to inspire you.

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  • On Display: Festiv’Ébène 2018

    Some of the Women Profiled in the 2018 SOFIFRAN Exhibit.



    As part of Black History Month @ Brock, the Library is proud to host the exhibit Black Women and Powers/Femmes Noires et pouvoirs. The display, curated by SOFIFRAN runs until Sunday, February 11.

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  • On Display: Artifacts of Meaning: a display of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork

    Exhibit by Aboriginal Student Services

    On your next trip to the Library and Learning Commons, spare some time to view the current display of artifacts by First Nations, Métis and Inuit craftspeople. Learn the importance of sage, sweet grass, cedar and tobacco to indigenous cultures. View intricate bead work, sewing, weaving and more.

    The display, curated by Arlene Bannister of Aboriginal Student Services runs until December 15th.



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  • On Display: 3D Printed Artifacts for Classics 2p32


    The Department of Classics and The Library Makerspace recently collaborated on an experiential learning project and all are invited to view the results. Replicas of Alexander the Great, the Pharaoh Hetshepsut, and the Venus of Willendorf are on display this week at the Thistle entrance to the Library.

    The works came about as a result of Carrie Murray, Tabitha Lewis, and Jonathan Younker’s work to create a project that would bring technology into the classroom. Students in CLAS 2P32 – Introduction to Archaeology, researched and wrote proposals to choose artifacts held in major museums for 3D printing. The chosen artifacts were printed in class this week.

    Following the exhibit, the artifacts will be moved to a display case in the Cypriote Museum, Department of Classics, and they will be used in upcoming courses.

    Are you interested in learning more about emerging technology? Check out the Library Makerspace in ST211 during Monday to Friday drop-in hours (10 am – 4 pm). Or, take in one of their free workshops listed on Experience BU.

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  • On Display: Inuit Carvings from the Pelino Collection

    Bears on a rock by Tommy Takpanie.

    The sculpture of Tommy Takpanie. Pelino Collection.

    The Brock Library is hosting an exhibit of exquisite Inuit sculpture on loan from the private collection of Brock alumnus Joe Pelino (BSc ’91). Learn more about Pelino, his collection and his connection to Iqlauit in the Brock News.

    The display runs through to December 15.


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  • On Display in the Library: Night Against Procrastination

    Night against procrastination 2017

    Night Against Procrastination is a fun exciting event focused on encouraging students to get started on big term assignments early.  We provide workspace, professional writing staff, tutors, relaxation sessions (e.g. “Make your own stress ball), mini workshops (e.g. “Quick Guide to APA Citation”), soup, hot chocolate, popcorn, and sweet swag!  Come join more than 200 students as we all gather together to get ‘er done.

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