Wednesday April 05, 2017

During the month of April, the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917) with a display on the home front. Did you know during the First World War, Canadian men and women supported the war efforts at home through food rationing, purchasing war bonds and other funds as well as enlisting in the army? Explore the current selected fifteen books, including the interesting "War Breads"" as we continue our countdown to 150 Canadian government publications.

(Source: Madgic Staff)

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Tuesday December 01, 2015

International Migrants Day is celebrated December 18 each year to recognize the contributions and rights of migrants around the world. "In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date to commemorate the UN's 1990 adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Our Government Information Corner, located on the first floor, in the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre is featuring several selections of resources on migrants during the month of December. Spend a few moments to watch some videos, or lose yourself in a book or two. On International Migrants Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to shape diverse and open societies that provide opportunities and lives of dignity for all migrants." …Ban Ki-moon. (Source:Madgic Staff)

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Monday March 09, 2015

Visit the Maps, Data and Government Information area, located on the
lower level to view some of our government publications on display. During
the month of March you will find on display selected publications on topics such as gender equity, women's rights and immigration. Discover the progress women have made not only in Canada but throughout the world. Intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank produce an abundance of statistical information. We encourage you to browse through the collection and grab a book to read in honour of this day. (Source: MADGIC

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