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    Reclaiming Power and Place

    July 2nd, 2019

    McGill Library has just received print copies of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

    The report is “comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.”  (online version link)

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    The MAP Project – Montreal historical geographic information

    June 12th, 2019

     The MAP Project :“Montréal, l’avenir du passé” (Montréal, The Future of the Past)

    When you need a break from your summer Montreal walkabouts, consider exploring from your armchair, the MAP Project website.

    MAP is an open historical and geographic map portal which allows you to view what Montreal and Montrealers looked like at the turn of the 19th century. The site cross references Montreal maps made by C.E. Goad in 1881 and 1912, with information from the 1881 and 1901 Canadian censuses and layers on other microdata sets (tax rolls, Lovell’s Directories of Montreal businesses).

    The site is designed to guide your exploration. Open Bird’s Eye View to view thematic maps for 1881 and 1901 and compare socioeconomic variables.

    Interested in how Montrealers made a living or where most of the tavern owners lived? Looking for the Action lets you discover the spatial distribution of occupations and explore street clusters to see how Montreal has changed over time.

    Passing Through superimposes the 1921 Goad atlas over a current Google street map. Find your home and see what was there in 1921.

    The MAP Project began in 2000 and has involved many contributors. The project has been overseen by Robert Sweeny, a historian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Sherry Olson, a geographer at McGill University. Since 2015, the CIEQ has  developed the visualization techniques needed to bring the entire geobase online and the site is now one of many on Espace CIEQ .

     

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    Why not study on a bike? New bicycle desks in Redpath

    April 3rd, 2019

    Now that spring is here and the roads are cycle ready, our thoughts turn to long bike rides in the sunshine! 

    Now you can do that while studying, on the new bicycle desks just installed in the Redpath Library.

    A pilot project brought to students by Exercise is Medicine (EIMC@McGill).  Jointly founded in early 2014, by McGill Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology students, this group is reaching out with events and initiatives on campus focusing on student wellness and activity, helping to make exercise a key part of the McGill education and experience.

    The group has raised money for two FitDesks and you are now able to try them out in the Library, as you finish off coursework and study this term. Be sure to take a few moments to offer your feedback on the FitDesks!

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