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World Water Day 2019

March 8, 2019

Every year on March 22nd we celebrate World Water Day, this year’s theme is No One Left Behind. The UN has created a list of Sustainable Development goals to have completed by 2030, and safe drinking water for all is number 6.

Books and eBooks

To celebrate, we’ve picked a few titles that remind us of the importance of water. Check out our offerings below, or view many of these titles in our Notre Dame Campus Library window display.

Bottled & Sold

Bottled and Sold shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years-and why we are poorer for it. It’s a big story and water is big business. Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy a plastic bottle of water, and every second of every day a thousand more throw one of those bottles away. “Designer” H2O may be laughable, but the debate over commodifying water is deadly serious. It comes down to society’s choices about human rights, the role of government and free markets, the importance of being “green,” and fundamental values. Gleick gets to the heart of the bottled water craze, exploring what it means for us to bottle and sell our most basic necessity.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=114969

Eau Canada : the future of Canada‘s water

As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water. Mounting evidence suggests, however, that Canadian water is under threat. Eau Canada assembles the country’s top water experts to discuss our most pressing water issues. Perspectives from a broad range of thinkers – geographers, environmental lawyers, former government officials, aquatic and political scientists, and economists – reflect the diversity of concerns in water management.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=99380

 

The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans are One

This book tie-in to National Geographic’s ambitious 5-year ocean initiative—focusing on overfishing—is written in National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle’s accessible yet hard-hitting voice. Through compelling personal stories she puts the current and future peril of the ocean and the life it supports in perspective for a wide public audience.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=110974

Replenish

Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature’s rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, “sponge cities” are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherent services nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift, the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130707

Water 4.0

To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,500 years and the technologies that will remake the system. The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=122969

 

 

 

Seasick : ocean change and the extinction of life on Earth

In Seasick, veteran science journalist Alanna Mitchell dives beneath the surface of the world’s oceans to give readers a sense of how this watery realm can be managed and preserved, and with it life on earth. Each chapter features a different group of researchers, who introduce readers to the importance of ocean currents, the building of coral structures, or the effects of acidification.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=109960

 

Water Is Life : Women’s Human Rights in National and Local Water Governance in Southern and Eastern Africa [E-Book]

This book approached water and sanitation as an African gender and human rights issue. Empirical case studies from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe show how coexisting international, national and local regulations of water and sanitation respond to the ways in which different groups of rural and urban women gain access to water for personal, domestic and livelihood purposes.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1097815&site=eds-live

Dirty Water : One Man’s Fight to Clean Up One of the World’s Most Polluted Bays [E-Book]

Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay–and won.This is the fast-paced story of how this unusual cast of characters created an environmental movement in Los Angeles that continues to this day with the nationally recognized Heal the Bay. Character-driven, compelling, and uplifting, Dirty Water tells how even the most polluted water can be cleaned up-by ordinary people.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=305999&site=eds-live

 

Louis Riel Day

February 8, 2019

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Window Display for materials related to Louis Riel Day.

Since Monday 18 February 2019 is Louis Riel Day, we’d like to take a moment to encapsulate some of the important resources available to our patrons regarding the Métis people and Louis Riel, one of Manitoba’s most famous historical figures.

Who was Louis Riel?

Louis Riel, a leader of his people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest, is perhaps the most controversial figure in Canadian historiography. His life and deeds have spawned a massive and diverse literature.

He was born in the Red River Settlement (in what is now Manitoba) in 1844. A promising student, he was sent to Montreal to train for the priesthood, but he never graduated. An attempt at training as a lawyer ended similarly, and by 1868 Riel was back in the Red River area. Ambitious, well educated and bilingual, Riel quickly emerged as a leader among the Métis of the Red River.

Read More: http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm

Why Commemorate Louis Riel?

Louis Riel is recognized as an advocate of justice for the Métis people, but he represents much more. He helped lay the framework for minority rights and cultural co-operation, and is regarded as a founder of Manitoba. It is very important to remember Louis Riel’s contribution to Canada and specifically to recall that he was executed for being a persistent advocate for the rights of his people. (Reference: http://louisrielday.com/)

In 2008, Manitoba schools were invited to name our province’s newest holiday and 114 responded with suggestions that reflected Manitoba’s citizenship, history, culture, arts, sports and significant individuals from our past. Eleven schools submitted the winning entry and received $1,000 grants to purchase materials for their school library. (Reference: http://louisrielday.com/louis-riel-day-origins/)

Books and Videos

The Red River College Library has many items related to the Métis people and Louis Riel.

 

Song of Batoche

A historical novel about the Riel insurrection of 1885, largely from the point of view of the Métis women. It offers an interesting account of the lives of the Métis women as they move to support their husbands in the battle with Middleton. This includes Marguerite, Riel’s wife, and Madeleine, Dumont’s wife. There is also a good portrayal of Louis Riel and his struggle to create a homeland for the Métis on the South Saskatchewan and also to create a new Catholic religion. Also an interesting account of Dumont as he struggles to stay loyal to Riel as he begins to realize what Riel’s new religious views mean.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130605

 

Rooster Town : the history of an urban Métis community, 1901-1961

A Métis enclave at Winnipeg’s edge. Melonville. Smokey Hollow. Bannock Town. Fort Tuyau. Little Chicago. Mud Flats. Pumpville. Tintown. La Coulee. These were some of the names given to Métis communities at the edges of urban areas in Manitoba. Rooster Town, which was on the outskirts of southwest Winnipeg endured from 1901 to 1961. Those years in Winnipeg were characterized by the twin pressures of depression and inflation, chronic housing shortages, and a spotty social support network. At the city’s edge, Rooster Town grew without city services as rural Métis arrived to participate in the urban economy and build their own houses while keeping Métis culture and community as a central part of their lives.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=132986

 

Quiet revolution west : the rebirth of Métis nationalism

Explores various dimensions of the renaissance of the Métis nation in western Canada. It also explains Métis nationalism and the Métis nationalist movement as a historical and contemporary force in Canadian politics. In paying particular attention to the interplay of this nationalist movement with Canada’s constitutional initiatives starting with Pierre Elliott Trudeau, it is the story of how a people’s historic struggle for nationhood within Canadian federalism has become an essential part of Canada’s attempt to redefine itself since patriation.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=100015

 

Louis Riel : let justice be done

Louis Riel, prophet of the new world and founder of the Canadian province of Manitoba, has challenged Canadian politics, history and religion since the early years of Confederation. In Canada’s most important and controversial state trial, Riel was found guilty of “high treason,” sentenced to hang and executed on November 16, 1885. Was the execution of Riel the hanging of a traitor? Or the legal murder of a patriot and statesman? As reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is on the minds of many today, these are questions that must receive thoughtful answers. Weaving together Riel’s words, writing and recent historical research, long-time Riel activist David Doyle provides Louis Riel with the opportunity for the first time to give his own account of his political career so as to assume his proper place in Canada’s history as its Indigenous (Métis) Father of Confederation.

https://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130121

 

Louis Riel : firebrand

Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. A fiery activist, he struggled against injustice as he saw it. He was a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal rights and land claims but was branded an outlaw in his own time. In 1885, he was executed for treason. In 1992, the House of Commons declared Riel a founder of Manitoba. November 16 is now designated Louis Riel Day in Canada.

http://icarus.rrc.mb.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=100518

 

 

Louis Riel : a comic-strip biography

Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel, winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Métis leader. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.

http://icarus.rrc.mb.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=87977

 

 

Louis Riel

Champion of a people or traitorous rabble-rouser? Political visionary or religious lunatic? Louis Riel is one of the most ambiguous figures in Canadian history, a man who stood and fell for the Métis nation. Read about the fascinating western icon in this well-paced biography. The doomed struggle of Louis Riel and his Métis people against the new Canadian government is a story rich in drama and cultural change.

https://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=86278

 

 

Riel’s Defence : Perspectives on His Speeches

In 1885, Louis Riel was charged with high treason, found guilty, and consequently executed for his role in Saskatchewan’s North-West Rebellion. During his trial, the Métis leader gave two speeches, passionately defending the interests of the Métis in western Canada as well as his own life. Riel’s Defence studies these speeches, demonstrating the range of Riel’s political and personal concerns.

https://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=123784

 

 

Riel (Video on Demand) (Login Required)

A nostalgic look back at the 1979 Dramatization of the Riel Rebellion of 1885. Under their leader, Louis Riel, the Métis rose up against the government of Sir John A. MacDonald. Stars Raymond Cloutier as Louis Riel. Also includes Roger Blay, Maury Chaykin, Arthur Hill, Leslie Nielsen, Christopher Plummer and William Shatner in supporting roles. (Converted from VHS)

http://icarus.rrc.mb.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=32674

 

 

 

Celebrating Black History Month

February 6, 2019

Black History Month (Graphic by Linda Fox)

February is Black History Month, and you are invited to browse Red River College Library materials that celebrate black Canadians, and their experiences, stories, achievements and contributions.

Books

Viola Desmond's Canada : a history of Blacks and racial segregation in the promised landViola Desmond’s Canada : a history of Blacks and racial segregation in the promised land

In 1946, a Black Halifax businesswoman, Viola Desmond, was wrongfully arrested for sitting in a white’s-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 2010, sixty-four years later, the Nova Scotia government recognized this gross miscarriage of justice and posthumously granted her a free pardon. Most Canadians are aware of Rosa Parks, the American civil rights icon who refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Alabama, but Viola Desmond’s similar act of courage in resisting the practice of racial segregation occurred nine years before this historic event. However, today, even after the Nova Scotia Government’s unprecedented pardon of Desmond, many Canadians are still unaware of her story or that racial segregation existed throughout many parts of Canada during most of the twentieth century.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=128252

 

Done with Slavery (eBook)

Did slavery exist in Montreal, and if so what did it look like? Frank Mackey grapples with this question in Done with Slavery, a study of black Montrealers in the eighty years between the British Conquest and the union of Lower and Upper Canada. Through close examination of archival and contemporary sources, Mackey uncovers largely unknown aspects of the black transition from slavery to freedom. While he considers the changing legal status of slavery, much of the book provides a detailed and nuanced reconstruction of the circumstances of black Montrealers and their lived experience. The resulting picture is remarkably complex, showing the variety of occupations held by blacks, the relationships they had with those they served, their encounters with the judicial and political systems, and the racial mingling that came with intermarriage and apprenticeships.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=404084&site=eds-live

 

Black Canadians : history, experiences, social conditions

For researchers seeking detailed information about the black diaspora in North America, this authoritative reference provides more than 300 years of black Canadian history, from the first migration of slaves, black loyalists, and Civil War refugees to the expansive movement brought about by the establishment of the point system in 1967. Venturing beyond established orthodoxies and simplistic solutions to discuss contentious ethno-racial problems in Canada, this critique addresses housing, the labor market, sports management, and race and ethnic relations. This new edition expands the regional coverage of black history, updates all the statistics with the 2006 census data, and adds important new material on multiculturalism and employment equity.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=111040

 

CBC Curio: Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada’s black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada. (RRC Login is required to view this resource)

Link: CBC Curio: Celebrating Black History Month

 

NFB: The Black Experience in Canada: A Rich History

To celebrate the history of Black Canadians, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has selected a group of films that portray the multi-layered lived experience of Canada’s diverse Black communities. The incredible stories of strength, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity that these films present are not often found in mainstream history books. Black communities and cultures have been part of Canadian history from its earliest days, but sadly, their contributions and the lessons they can teach are rarely studied at the elementary or secondary level in schools.  (RRC Login is required to view this resource)

Link: The Black Experience in Canada: A Rich History

 

Graphic Design Student Print Show and Sale

November 26, 2018

On Friday, December 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, the Lower Learning Commons at the Exchange District Campus Library will host the annual Graphic Design Student Print Show and Sale. This is part of First Fridays in the Exchange District and the Red River College Library is looking forward to providing space for this event.

Graphic Design Students will be selling prints of their fabulous artwork for only $15 each, or 3 prints for $40. The theme this year is famous quotes. This is a great opportunity to pick up some stunning works created by young, talented artists. There will also be a selection of framed prints for $50 each.

Check the Graphic Design page at https://www.rrc.ca/creativearts/2018/11/15/firstfriday/ for updates on the show, and to preview some of the designs as they become available. See you there!

Posted by Lynn Gibson, Coordinator Exchange District Campus

Movember is all about Men’s Health

November 16, 2018

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $677 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. ~ Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, and they’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

  • They know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact.
  • They continuously challenge the status quo, and invest quickly in what works.
  • In 15 years they’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
  • By 2030, they claime they’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

Reference: https://ca.movember.com

Prostate cancer statistics

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

In 2017, an estimated:

  • 21,300 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. This represents 21% of all new cancer cases in men in 2017.
  • 4,100 men died from prostate cancer. This represents 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2017.
  • On average, 58 Canadian men were diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • On average, 11 Canadian men died from prostate cancer every day.

Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/prostate/statistics/?region=mb

Healthier men, one moustache at a time

Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it’s for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone’s initiative to raise awareness for men’s health — by having men grow out their moustaches every November — began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it’s a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year.

Check out our “Movember” Guide

The Library has a “Movember” Guide designed to assist you in researching topics related to the Men’s Health fields. Here you will find information about finding books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, websites, blogs and more about the Movember Movement and Men’s Health.

Link: http://rrclibrary.libguides.com/movember

Notre Dame Campus “Movember” Window Display

Notre Dame Campus “Movember” Window Display

Look for a “Movember” display in the showcase window just outside the Notre Dame Campus Library. As well you can check out some related items in our Library Collection. We have placed several of these items in our Notre Dame Campus window display.

Check out the items in our Window Display
http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Thrive at the Red River College Library!

November 2, 2018

“Thrive Week” represents a chance to take time to reflect on the role of self-care and balance on developing positive mental health that supports academic and career success. This year at Red River College, Thrive Week will take place from 5-9 November 2018.

Events and activities provide an opportunity for rest, social connection, physical activity, fun, personal growth, and learning. All students, staff, and faculty members are invited to participate.

Guide to THRIVE Week Events and Activities!

Thrive at the Red River College Library!

Therapy light located in the Notre Dame Campus library.

Therapy light located in the Notre Dame Campus library.

This year at the Notre Dame Campus Library we will be hosting two “Thrive Week” events.

At the front of the Library in the reading area we will be hosting a “Piece-ful Escape” where jigsaw puzzles and colouring books will be available for our patrons to exercise their mind and enjoy some quiet time.

In the Recreational Book Exchange alcove we will be streaming “Wellness Themed” Ted Talks on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Therapy Lights

With the oncoming winter approaching we have all noticed how short the daylight hours are becoming.  The Library has recently placed therapy lights for patron use at both the Notre Dame and Exchange Campus libraries. Check it out!

Window Display

Check out the window display at Notre Dame campus. It features many of titles related to “Thrive Week” and the college’s “Healthy Minds Healthy College” initiative.

Library Guide

Please check out our “Healthy Minds Healthy College” guide. It’s chock full of  helpful resources!

Healthy Minds Healthy College Guide

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Orange Shirt Day: September 30th

September 24, 2018

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually on Sept 30th and recognizes the harms done to our Indigenous communities, friends and family by the Residential School System.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Reference: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ 

 

Residential Schools: GuideResidential Schools Guide

Prepared by Library staff member Joan Boersma the Residential Schools Guide places many “residential schools” resources at your fingertips.

In the guide you will find books about survivors, documentaries and videos, eBooks, survivors stories and links to resources such as the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation where the “Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” may be viewed.

Residential Schools Guide:
https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/ResidentialSchools

Notre Dame Campus “Orange Shirt Day” Window Display

Red River College Library has recognized Orange Shirt Day with a window display outside the Notre Dame Campus Library. We have also placed a selection of books in the display. Come by and see what is available, or view a complete list of all books in our display. If you see something you like, inquire at the Circulation Desk inside the library.

Design in Depth exhibit of Robert R. Reid’s “digital ephemera” at Red River College Library

July 9, 2018

News flash: Design in Depth exhibition of pre-eminent Canadian typographic artist Robert R. Reid is held over at RRC Library until only next Monday, Oct. 29/18

If you haven’t already done so this is your last chance to check out the third of three iterations of the Design in Depth mural of 17 posters at the Notre Dame Campus of Red River College (it comes down next Monday, Oct. 29) and latest version (3.1.1) of the rolling PowerPoint presentation with some 61 new slides (in a grand total of 254) from the last version (3.1) released at the end of August.  FYI, the PDF link in this blog represents this same rolling PowerPoint presentation.

Besides adding beauty and colour to anyone’s life, such art posters would have particular interest to the College’s Graphic Arts students who learn about what goes into choosing the design elements (such as font, colour, background, position, etc.) into what message is communicated.  As the most quoted thinker in the exhibit, Marshall McLuhan, famously observed, “The medium is the message.” Like body language, often much more is communicated by the way things are presented rather than by the content of the individual messages themselves.  This is true even when the art is the “same”, but presented digitally versus its print format.

Design in Depth exhibit by Robert R. Reid – RRC Library, Notre Dame Campus

From late June through September, RED RIVER COLLEGE LIBRARY is hosting an evolving exhibition of thought-provoking ‘digital ephemera’ (recently realized) by pioneering Canadian typographical designer Robert R. Reid.

Presented by CAUSA (Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts) –in association with the MARSHALL McLUHAN INITIATIVE– the exhibition ROBERT R. REID: DESIGN IN DEPTH presents a vast (purposefully selected) cross-cultural and transgenerational assemblage of literary/philosophical texts (including documents in translation from the Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Welsh). The ‘intermittently appearing’ content of this Red River College library program comprises epigrams and revelatory quotations (from 5th century BCE to 2018), selected by CAUSA Research Curators and typographically designed by Robert R. Reid. Read More →

International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

March 6, 2018

International Women’s Day is coming. Let’s get ready. March 8, 2018

#PressforProgress

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there’s indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.

So we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.

Reference: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

RRC Library Resources

The Red River College Library maintains items related to “Gender Equality” and “Gender Parity” in our collection; patrons are encouraged to search our online catalogue for resources. In addition, please check out our window display at the Notre Dame Campus Library where we have placed related resources.

You may view a list of items in our window display here:
http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Below you will find a selection of the resources we have in our display. If you see something you like, just come to the Notre Dame Campus Library and inquire at the Circulation Desk. Read More →

International Women’s Day: Videos Now on Display

March 5, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 is International Women’s Day, an annual event celebrating women’s achievements and promoting gender equality.

AV Services, NDC Library, has put together a collection of videos that deal with a range of issues related to women. These videos are freely available to all staff and students at RRC. Come check out the display outside AV Services, or view some of our online selections below.

Available Online (log in required):

Gender Matters: A Virtual Discussion on Violence Against Women

As part of the Young Women’s National Leadership Summit, the YWCA and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) invited participants aged 17+ from across North America to take part in a conversation with three outstanding role models and leaders in the fight for women’s rights. Focusing on the subject of gender-based violence, the panellists discussed the issues that women are facing today, and how we can work together to create a fairer and safer society for all. (2017 | 48 min) Read More →