Asian Heritage Month – A Redpath Exhibition

The Humanities and Social Studies Library invites you to celebrate #AsianHeritageMonth2022 this May!

Graphic from the Government of Canada’s official Asian Heritage Month digital toolkit

Celebrated since the 1990s, Asian Heritage Month is a time to honour the achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who have brought to the nation a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities, and religious traditions.

The Government of Canada has announced the theme for this year as “Continuing a legacy of greatness” and we have taken this opportunity to highlight the books and films of Canadians of Asian descent from our library collections through the curation of a Redpath Exhibition for the month.

To get a brief view of the fantastic writers, artists, and filmmakers featured in the exhibit, check out the SWAY below:

We request that you battle the winds, the rain or the Sun (whatever the MTL weather brings) and come to campus for a view of this special collection!


We would also like to take this opportunity to emphasise that we value any and all feedback that comes our way and are more than happy to consider your comments, given that a primary motive of the Redpath Exhibits and Book Displays is to encourage communal engagement.

For more information or related queries email us at hssl.library@mcgill.ca.

Redpath Book Display: We Don’t Talk About Bruno, No, No, NO!

A seven-foot frame
Rats along his back
When he calls your name
It all fades to black
Yeah, he sees your dreams
And feasts on your screams
♪♪

Does this ring a bell? It sure should, it is only one of the most popular songs of the year! Disney’s We Don’t Talk About Bruno (From “Encanto”) hit the charts soon after its November 2021 release, popularised by its catchy tunes and heavy social media presence.

It seems perfect then, that to bring everyone out of the midterm blues -and to lift the spirits of the ones who have a second-round of midterms lined up- the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HSSL) brings to you our Mid-March Redpath Book Display, We Don’t Talk About Bruno!

Redpath Book Display shelves filled with books that either have Bruno on their covers or as an author.
Check out our display in the Redpath Library hallway on the main floor!

Presenting a diverse collection of books hand-picked from various disciplines such as Art, Architecture, Anthropology and many more, this display is dedicated to talking about Bruno!

We have always been ones to throw caution to the wind, no? So let’s take this chance and talk about Bruno! Spare a few moments to check out our quirky display between study sessions and acquaint yourself with the Brunos that have made their presence known through the years, whether in the titles of our special selection or as their authors!

♪♪ …Don’t talk about Bruno, no! (Why did I talk about Bruno?)
Not a word about Bruno
I never should’ve brought up Bruno!

You can find a full list of the books on display here.

For more information, contact us at hssl.library@mcgill.ca.

Redpath Book Display: Women Artists

Alexa, play Woman by Doja Cat. 

March 8th, 2022 is International Women’s Day (IWD), a time to celebrate the strength, resilience and power of women all over the world, and a reminder that we are still living in a world of gender inequality. 

This year, the IWD 2022 theme is #BreaktheBias, to inspire individuals and organizations to act in their own way to break the subconscious and conscious bias against women in many contexts. You can learn more about the campaign by heading over to the IWD website

To accompany this time of year, the Redpath Book Display theme until March 14th is Women Artists. In this display, we have highlighted the wonderful resources we have in our collection which celebrate women’s artistic experiences, art, life, love, and more. 

Brown bookshelf with colourful books. On the top, there is a red sign that says Women Artists.

Some honourable mentions are Sofia Calle’s Take Care of Yourself, the performance artist’s self-titled book Marina Abramović, and a collection of drawings by Inuit artist Shuvinai Ashoona! Check out all of the titles in the book display in person on the main floor of the Redpath Library. Flip through the pages, and take a little break! 


The full bibliography for the Women Artists display is accessible online. 

Check out the display in person, celebrate the women in your life, and have a wonderful week! 

If you have any questions please email hssl.library@mcgill.ca