The exhibition is in two parts.  The first part is devoted to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and to the memorial dedicated by King Edward the 8th in 1936 at Vimy.  The second part of the exhibition is devoted to remembrance; to the memorials and to the memorialization of the bravery and sacrifices of Canada’s men and women during the First World War.  Part I opens on the 7th of April and continues through November; part II, will open on the 19th of May and continue to September 22nd.


Classified as: World War I centenary, Vimy Ridge, Canada150, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill Libraries, Friends of the Library, Library exhibition, Rare Books & Special Collections, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Lucy Lyons spent time in the Osler Library archives studying the illustrations made by the English physician and medical writer, Robert Hooper. Inspired by Hooper’s method of cutting out parts of his drawings like the analogue version of Photoshop, Lyons created her own fantastic collaged composites. This composite method was then transferred into studies of the collections in the Maude Abbott Medical Museum to create new, impossible pathologies. This exhibition is an exploration of the beauty of the fragment which is synonymous with pathology.

Classified as: Friends of the Library, vernissage, exhibition, Library exhibition, Osler Library of the History of Medicine, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives

Every Fall, the Friends of the Library holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The gathering is a way for Friends to inform members of previous and future activities and connect with each other. The Friends also take this opportunity to celebrate and honour a Friend of the Year.

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library event

The 1974 film, Garam Hawa is the story of a post-partition Indian Muslim businessman and his family as they struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

There will be a post-screening discussion moderated by Dr. Prashant Keshavmurthy, professor of Persian Literature at the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.

Classified as: Library event

To honour the life and work of the late Professor Paul-André Crépeau (1926-2011) and to commemorate a generous donation of his research archives and private library to McGill University, the Nahum Gelber Law Library opens a new exhibition: Hommage à Paul-André Crépeau.

Classified as: Library exhibition

The Marvin Duchow Music Library’s latest exhibition entitled, The Score’s the Thing: Humour and the Absurd in the Music of Brian Cherney celebrates the Canadian composer Cherney’s recent 75th birthday and focuses on five theatrical pieces written over a thirty year span.

Classified as: Library exhibition

McGill @ Expo 67 is an exhibition in the McGill Library that celebrates Expo 67’s 50th anniversary. It showcases the University’s rich collections of photographs, souvenirs, drawings, and passports, as well as materials belonging to McGill community members especially donated for the exhibit. 

McGill @ Expo 67 looks at the role of Expo 67 in teaching and research, arguing for the continued relevance of Expo 67 for Canada’s next generation of university students. 

Classified as: Friends of the Library, James McGill Society, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Library exhibition, Rare Books & Special Collections

Luisella Carretta is an Italian artist who has devoted much of her work to researching the environment, and especially to the movement of animals in their natural habitat.  She has given particular attention to the flight of birds, and her drawings and watercolours document these.  This exhibition brings together some truly striking images that Luisella Carretta has produced of birds in flight.

For opening hours, click here.

Classified as: exhibition, Friends of the Library, Library exhibition, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, Rare Books & Special Collections

Established in Anatolia in the 13th century, the Ottoman Empire progressively expanded its domination to the Balkans, parts of Southeast and Central Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus, and North Africa. At the beginning of the 17th century, the empire ruled over 32 provinces, and a population of approximately thirty million. Encircling the Mediterranean, with Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) as its capital, this incredibly powerful state remained at the center of interactions between the East and the West until 1922.

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library exhibition

Please join us for a 45-minute tour of art on the McGill campus that is designed for members of the McGill community, the Montreal community, prospective students and their families, and general visitors.

Tours will be led by members of the Visual Arts Collection team and will take place every Wednesday at noon. They will leave from the McGill Welcome Centre. Reservations not required.

Year round. Rain or shine.


Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library event, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives