News around the Library
Come in an visit our display of the Alcuin award winners!
On display in the lobby you'll find all of the books that were winners in the 31st Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada!
We are very pleased that our friends at Gaspereau Press won 4 awards this year!
Find out more about the Alcuin Awards.
Summer hours have arrived!
Until August 31
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday closed
with exceptions for Convocation Weekend
Dr. Deborah Day
Monday, April 8 @ 7pm in the Quiet Reading Room
The Arts Based Research Network (ABR) at Acadia team would like to invite you to our final Monday evening Speakers’ Series. Next Monday, April 8 at 7:00 pm in the Reading Room at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Dr. Deborah Day will be our guest speaker. Please join us for an inspiring evening and our last Speakers’ Series Encounter until the next academic year!
Deborah Day is a faculty member with the graduate program in counselling at Acadia University. She is not an arts-based researcher but, rather, considers herself an “arts-attuned” educator and counsellor. Her scholarship takes up personal development in higher education and in professional careers. Questions of identity are central in the development of professionals and nowhere more so than in counselling, where her teaching is situated. Exploration of her own relationship with the arts assists her to consider identity in grounded ways; to experience vulnerability associated with exposing aspects of identity; to experience and re-experience what it is to be a beginner; to take risks, and to decide when something is “good enough.” These ideas will be explored both through examples of her own arts-attuned projects and in assignments developed for courses she teaches.
Hope to see you there!
Clea Roberts - Poetry Reading. Q & A
Friday, March 15 @ 4pm in the Quiet Reading Room
With her remarkable debut collection, Yukon poet Clea Roberts proffers a perceptive & ecological reading of the Canadian North’s past & present.
Roberts deftly draws out the moments that comprise a cycle of seasons, paying as much attention to the natural—the winter moon’s second-hand light that pools in the tracks of tree squirrels & loose threads of migrating birds—as she does to the manufactured—the peripheral percussion of J-brakes & half-melted ice lanterns. She also casts her gaze back to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898, raising the voices of those marked by a frenetic race for fortune: a seductive, edgy wolf, a disillusioned photographer, and a pragmatic prostitute, among others.
Here Is Where We Disembark is a beautifully crafted book that ignites the senses, and its presence lingers, like woodsmoke, long after the final page has been turned.
Hoping to see many of you at this final Authors@Acadia event!
Meet Andra Cole
The Arts Based Research Network (ABR) at Acadia team would like to invite you to our Monday evening Speakers’ Series this term. This Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in the Quiet Reading Room at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Ardra Cole will be our guest speaker. Please join us for an inspiring evening! We will present 1 more this term so please mark it on your calendar ( April 8). Our guest will be Dr. Deborah Day.
Ardra Cole is Associate Vice-President, Academic and Research, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and former Professor and Co-director, Centre for Arts-informed Research, University of Toronto. As a qualitative research methodologist Ardra has published extensively in conventional and non-conventional academic prose and in alternative, scholarly, non-print media. She is co-editor of the Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research (2009) as well as a series of books on the role of the arts in research: The Art of Writing Inquiry (2001); Provoked by Art (2004); The Art of Visual Inquiry (2007); Creating Scholartistry (2008) and The Art of Poetic Inquiry (2012).
Ardra has guided numerous graduate degree candidates to complete arts-informed doctoral and Master's degree theses employing poetic, fictional, performative, and visual arts inquiry processes and forms for addressing educational and social issues. She and a group of faculty, students, and staff at Mount Saint Vincent University recently established the Centre for Arts-informed Research and Teaching.
Ardra’s most recent venture, spinning off from her decade-long program of research in the area of caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease, is as Founder and Director of the not for profit organization, ElderDog Canada–an exciting new venture that honours and supports older dogs and older adults and the vital connection between them.
Hope you can join us this Monday evening!
The Wong International Centre is holding a Photo Contest!
Acadia University students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to enter.
Contest Categories: Life at Acadia, Nature, People, Infrastructure & Buildings
Submission Directions: Email photos in .JPG format to email@example.com
Each photographer must complete a “Photo Submission Form” - Photo Submission Form
Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28th at MIDNIGHT
Voting Details: Vaughan Memorial Library March 1-9, 2013
Prizes: $25 gift certificate to Sushi Fang restaurant
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors @ Acadia presents
CHRISTINE MCNAIR, Friday March 1@ 4pm in the Vaughan Memorial Library Quiet Reading Room
Conflict interweaves ghosts, bad communication, the uncanny and the archival, to create a collection of poems that breaks down remembrance into abandoned historic markers, jet fuel, keening, or teeth. What you are given (this is a gift) is an insistent refusal to silence or shift. In exchange, the reader faces the impossibility of erasure and a gritty resistance. Conflict swells with the fractures and lacings in language, motion, architecture, and emotion; between individuals, systems, and mechanical silences.
Christine McNair is an Acadia English graduate-- let's celebrate her first poetry book!
Christine McNair’s work has appeared in sundry literary journals including CV2, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Arc, Descant, and Poetry is Dead. She won second prize in the Atlantic Canadian Writing Competition, an honourable mention in the Eden Mills Literary Competition, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is one of the hosts of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes program and works as a book conservator in Ottawa. Conflict is her first book.
Colour Outside the Lines: A Reverse Innovation Challenge for Canadian Health Systems
This competition calls on all Canadians — students, health care professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, IT specialists, patients, development workers and everyone in between — as well as innovators from around the world, to come together to generate reverse innovation projects that can address some of Canada’s greatest health system challenges. Launched by the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, Canadians are invited to submit innovations from emerging markets that have the potential to improve our health systems. The Challenge is open for submissions until May 31, following which an interdisciplinary committee will choose three winning submissions. First place will receive $50,000, and second and third will each receive $25,000, to be used towards the development and application of their reverse innovation idea. Colour Outside the Lines is made possible by partnerships developed with industry and not-for-profits who share the goal of accelerated innovation adoption in Canadian health systems (Sandra Rotman Centre, IHSTS, Roche, Medtronic, GE Healthcare, TELUS Health), while building innovation literacy and leadership capacity among future leaders in the health system.