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Library Event Archives

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Library Halloween Event

Date: October 31 12:00pm

Location: Multiversity Centre

CBU Library hosted our annual Halloween party with games and prizes as well as some treats.

Some of the great costumes on display at the Halloween Event

Some of the great costumes on display at the Halloween Event.

As a special treat this year, the Boardmore Theatre Group presented The Circle of Terror, a spooky interactive experience that scared all who dared to attend.

This year's winners of the best costume prizes were: Coleen Keough and Jason Loxton.

El Jones Live from the Afrikan resistance

Date: October 24 4:00pm
Location: Library Student Lounge

El Jones is a spoken word activist and teacher who has performed all over Canada. Her work focuses on social justice issues such as feminism, prison abolition, anti-racism, and decolonization. Her poetry is committed to political causes and social justice and she has worked extensively with many Halifax organizations performing and presenting on social change issues. Ms. Jones has served as Halifax Regional Municipality's Poet Laureate and has recently been named Nancy Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.

El Jones recites portions of her work

El Jones at CBU reciting portions of her work. Still from video by Madeline Yakimchuk.

Ms. Jones brought an electrifying performance to the Cape Breton University Library. She read some of her poetry and spoke about issues brought to light in her writings. Her book, Live from the Afrikan resistance! is available in the CBU Library's General Collection and Special Collection.

Ms. Jones perfoms a reading in the video below.

Video courtesy of Madeline Yakimchuk.

More information about El Jones can be found at

Av Singh food safety

Date: October 24, 2017 1:00pm
Location: Library Student Lounge

Dr. Av Singh is an Organic Agronomist and one of Canada's leading authorities on organic agriculture. He recently gave a presentation at CBU Library about food safety and security issues.

Av Singh gives a lively discussion of food security issues

Av Singh gives a lively discussion of food security. Still from video by Madeline Yakimchuk.

During the presentation, Dr. Singh touched on important questions such as indigenous rights, women's rights, and climate chaos. He also expored how small-scale biodiverse farms could be part of the solution for a more socially just and food secure future.

The event was part of the series, Compassionate Communities or Living as if we Give a Damn, organized by The Sustainability Project and co-sponsored by New Dawn, the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, the Cooperative Study Club and CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.

Dr. Singh's presentation can be viewed in the video below.

Video courtesy of Madeline Yakimchuk.

Food for fines fall 2017

Date: October 16 to November 5, 2017

Students with Library fines were offered the chance to donate non-perishable food items to the CBU Food Bank during our Fall Food For Fines Campaign, in exchange for CBU Library waiving some of the student Library fines. In total, over 300 food items and $40 in cash were collected in support of the CBU Food Bank.

Thanks to students, staff and faculty who participated in this event and made it such a huge success.