Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL’s First Treaty Indigenous Player

October 1, 2021 by

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we invite all students, staff, and faculty to read the current Quiet Book Club selection Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL’s First Treaty Indigenous Player by Fred Sasakamoose.

Recommended by Lloyd Desjarlais, Director of Indigenous Services at Red Deer Polytechnic, Call Me Indian is a story of racism and resilience and travels through trauma, triumph of NHL’s first Indigenous player.

I love the hockey stories and I really enjoyed reading about the relationships that were formed throughout the book between the author and people he had met in his travels that he considered family.

I also enjoyed the positive message that is relayed throughout the book, it’s a story about strength and overcoming challenges.”

Lloyd Desjarlais, Director of Indigenous Services, Teaching, Learning, and Research Division

We invite all RDC students, staff, and faculty to read the book and join us online on November 17 to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally: 

Quiet Book Club Meeting – Everyone welcome!
Date:
November 17, 2021 from 12-1 pm 
Location:
Online via Blackboard Collaborate

The Quiet Book Club is a joint initiative between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Library.

Recommended Reads

The following titles are available at Red Deer Polytechnic Library:

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Indigenous History Month at RDC Library

June 3, 2021 by

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada! This month, we strive to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island.

Indigenous Resources at RDC Library

Did you know? RDC Library has a new Indigenous Resources guide! This guide is intended to support researchers in the RDC community find information relevant to Indigenous topics in Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Métis ancestral lands.

For more information, please see RDC Library’s Indigenous Resources guide.

Sports & Games

Indigenous peoples have a rich history of sports and games – including lacrosse, Canada’s national summer sport!

For more information about First Nations sports, please see Sport by Kyle Edwards, Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

For more information about Inuit sports and games, please see Inuit Games, Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

Music & Podcasts

Looking for something to listen to? There are many contemporary Indigenous artists creating music and podcasts!

Music

  • The Halluci Nation formerly known as A Tribe Called Red).
    The Halluci Nation is an Indigenous Canadian electronic music group who blend contemporary dance music with elements of First Nations music such as vocal chanting and drumming.
  • Tanya Tagaq
    Tanya Tagaq is an Inuk experimental vocalist and artist. In 2014, she won the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album.
  • Digging Roots
    Digging Roots is an Anishinabe duo blending blues, pow-wow, and hip hop.

For more award-winning Indigenous musicians, please see Indigenous Music Awards.

Podcasts

  • All My Relations
    Matika Wilbur (Tulalip and Swinomish) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) explore what it means to be a Native person. Each episode, the hosts delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today, with guests from all over Indian Country.
  • This Land
    Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, an Oklahoma journalist and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this podcast provides an in-depth look at how the 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader and a 1999 murder case provide the backbone to a 2020 Supreme Court decision that determined the fate of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma.
  • The Secret Life of Canada
    This CBC Radio show explores the unauthorized history of a complicated country, highlighting the people, places, and stories that probably didn’t make it into your high school textbook.
  • masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women
    Tanya Ball (Michif), Sheila Laroque (Métis), and Kayla Lar-Son (Metis) discuss editing, publishing, and writing Indigenous stories.

Movies & TV

Looking for something to watch? We have several documentaries regarding Indigenous issues on Turtle Island.

  • RISE
    RISE is a personal look at the frontlines of global Indigenous resistance, through both the condemnation of colonialism and the celebration of Indigenous Peoples worldwide.
  • Reel Injun
    Reel Injun is a 2009 Canadian documentary that explores the portrayal of Nation American in films.
  • Rumble (Please note this link requires RDC login information)
    Rumble is a 2017 documentary that brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America, including music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo.

Open Images

March 4, 2021 by

Open images are images that have been released under an open license, such as a Creative Commons license. This allows them to be freely used and reused at no cost! 

Unlike copyrighted resources, open images have been created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. (OER Commons). For more information, see RDC Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER): For Students.

Here’s some of our favourite places to find open images: 

  • Undraw.co. Undraw is a collection of customizable illustrations that can be used in any project, commercial or personal, without cost or attribution. 
  • Unsplash. Unsplash includes copyright-friendly images for commercial and noncommercial uses. No need to ask permission or give credit.
  • The Noun Project. The Noun Project is a collection of icons and symbols that can be reused under a Creative Commons license.

For more copyright-friendly images, videos, and music, see the Presenting & Creating page on any of RDC Library’s subject guides.

Open Films

March 3, 2021 by

Open films are films that have been released under an open license, such as a Creative Commons license. This allows them to be freely used and reused at no cost! 

Unlike copyrighted resources, open films have been created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. (OER Commons). For more information, see RDC Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER): For Students.

Here’s a few of our favourite open films: 

Fiction
Tears of Steel 12 min.
Set in a dystopian future, Tears of Steel is a short science fiction film featuring a group of warriors and scientists who gather at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam in a desperate attempt to save the world from destructive robots. (2013)
CC BY 3.0

Pioneer One 6 episodes
Pioneer One is six-episode sci-fi drama series. An object from space spreads radiation over North America. Fearing terrorism, U.S. Homeland Security agents are dispatched to investigate and contain the damage. What they discover is a forgotten relic of the old Soviet space program, whose return to Earth will have implications for the entire world. (2010)
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Where Are the Joneses? 12 episodes
Where Are the Joneses is a 2007 British daily online sitcom. The plot follows Dawn Jones, who discovers in the opening episode that she is the child of a sperm donor, and follows her travels around Europe to find her 26 siblings. (2007)
CC BY-SA 3.0

Nonfiction
Code Rush 56 min.
Code Rush is a 2000 documentary of Netscape’s last year as an independent company, focusing on the rush to make Mozilla’s source code ready for its release deadline. (2000)
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US

What is Reality? 30 min.
 What if the very fabric of space and time isn’t made of one-dimensional strings or energy as we think of it, but instead was simply a code or a language made from a geometric projection? This film is presented in layperson terms and explains basic tenets of emergence theory, quantum mechanics and digital physics in ways that are meant to be communicative and fun. (2017)
CC BY 3.0

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship 65 min. 
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. The film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher, Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google. (2018)
CC BY 4.0

For more free and open films, see Open Culture: Free Movies Online. Open Culture has 1,150 movies, including classics, indies, film noir, documentaries, Westerns, and other films. 

Tip: Are you an RDC student? Want to watch more free movies? Check out RDC Library’s streaming videos databases. 
These databases are collections of films and videos that you can access as a student at RDC. We recommend Criterion-On-Demand, which has a great selection of classics, documentaries, animated titles, independent, and foreign films.

Open Books; or, the Opposite of Anne Rice

March 2, 2021 by

If you were a Vampire Chronicles fan in the 2000s, you had a hard time finding fanfiction. Anne Rice famously despised fanfiction, and Rice’s lawyers were known to send cease-and-desist letters to fanfiction authors. In 2000, Rice posted a message to her website that read: “I do not allow fanfiction. The characters are copyrighted.” 

What does it mean that Rice’s characters are protected by copyright? Copyright is the exclusive legal right to produce and reproduce original works, including books. Copyright is an all rights reserved approach; since Rice created the characters in Vampire Chronicles, she argued that she owned the rights to those characters, and did not give permission for others to use or adapt her works. 

In Canada, copyright expires 50 years after the creator’s death. After copyright expires, the work is in the public domain. The public domain means there are no rights reserved. For example, Shakespeare’s plays are in the public domain, so we are able to read, adapt, and perform these plays without asking for permission or providing payment.

Open books are essentially the opposite of Rice’s approach to her creative works. Open books are books that have been released under an open license, such as a Creative Commons license. Open licenses have some rights reserved. By assigning an open license to their book, the author has given express permission for the book to be freely used, reused, and adapted – at no cost! Unlike Rice’s desire to control every iteration of her characters, authors who use open licenses encourage their readers to adapt and share their work. Each open license has slightly different requirements for how you can use, adapt, and share the work; to find out more, click the license for a human-readable summary.

Here’s a few of our favourite open books:

Fiction
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a science fiction novel set in Walt Disney World in the 22nd century. The story is told as a “future history,” with the narrator recording a history of events taking place in our future.
CC BY-NC-SA 1.0

Tokyo Zero by Marc Horne
It’s the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. But whose world? Visit the Tokyo that lies beneath the surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards, fanatics and bizarre messiahs.
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe
Everyone in Silico is a post-cyberpunk novel set in Vancouver, 2036. San Francisco was struck by an earthquake and a company called Self, which is somehow related to Microsoft, set up an AI system to replace the city with a virtual environment called Frisco. The story follows several people, both in Vancouver as well as in Frisco.
CC BY-NC-SA 1.0

Nonfiction
The Art of Community by Jono Bacon
Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. The expanded second edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events.
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in a Hybrid Economy by Lawrence Lessig
In Remix, Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor and a respected voice in what he deems the “copyright wars”, describes the disjuncture between the availability and relative simplicity of remix technologies and copyright law. Lessig insists that copyright law as it stands now is antiquated for digital media since every “time you use a creative work in a digital context, the technology is making a copy”.[5] Thus, amateur use and appropriation of digital technology is under unprecedented control that previously extended only to professional use.
CC BY-NC 3.0

To find out more about copyright and open licenses, check out A Quick Guide to Copyright for Students.

For more open books, see:

  • Open Culture: Free eBooks Online. Open Culture has more than 800 free eBooks for iPad, Kindle, smartphone or ereader.  
  • Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks in the public domain. These books are available to read online or download as epub or Kindle eBooks.
  • Creative Commons Wiki. The Creative Commons wiki is a collection of books licensed under Creative Commons licenses. 



Welcome to Open Education Week!

March 1, 2021 by

Welcome to Open Education Week!

Open Education (OE) Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. For more information, see Open Education Week. 

What are OER? 

OER, or Open Educational Resources, are resources that are released under an open license. This allows them to be freely used and reused at no cost! Unlike copyrighted resources, open resources have been created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights (OER Commons). For more information, see RDC Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER): For Students.

What is RDC Library doing for OE Week? 

This year, we are very excited to co-host a movie night with the Students’ Association.

On Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:30 pm, we will be streaming a night of open film, including Spring and Sita Sings the Blues. Register Now! 

Spring is an animated fantasy short film created by the Blender Animation Studio. It was made utilizing Blender, an open-source animation software. Spring won the “Best Short Film” award at the Mundos Digitales International Animation Festival in 2019 and has numerous other nominations. Spring is the Blender Institute’s 12th open movie, and is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0).

Sita Sings the Blues is an animated musical romantic comedy-drama film created by Nina Paley. It intersperses events from the Hindu epic the Ramayana with scenes from Paley’s own life. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and Husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of torch singer Annette Hanshaw, three shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy. Sita Sings the Blues has won seven awards and three nominations at international film festivals since its release in 2008. Sita Sings the Blues is licensed as Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC-0).

For more information, please contact Caitlin Ratcliffe at caitlin.ratcliffe@rdc.ab.ca 

Recognizing Orange Shirt Day, 2020

September 23, 2020 by

Annually on September 30, Canadians recognize Orange Shirt Day, a day dedicated to educating people and promote awareness in Canada about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century.

RDC Library has several books that tell the story of Canada’s residential schools.

RDC Books (and a movie!)

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (nonfiction)

“Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King’s critical and personal meditation on what it means to be “Indian” in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.”

The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew (memoir)

“When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who’d raised him.”

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (fiction, YA)

“In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America’s indigenous population – and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow – and dreams – means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the “recruiters” who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing ‘factories.'”

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott (nonfiction)

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is a personal and critical meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America… Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism.”

Speaking Our Truth by Monique Gray Smith (nonfiction, YA)

“This nonfiction book examines how we can foster reconciliation with Indigenous people at individual, family, community and national levels.”

In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott (memoir)

In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence.

Northern Wildflower by Catherine Lafferty (memoir)

Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine Lafferty. With startling honesty and a distinct, occasionally humorous, voice, Lafferty tells her story of being a Dene woman growing up in a small northern Canadian mining town and her struggles with discrimination, poverty, addiction, love and loss.”

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (memoir)

“Terese Mailhot’s memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation. Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia.”

Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod (memoir)

“Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family’s history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school.”

The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty, with David Carpenter (memoir)

“Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of ‘aggressive assimiliation.’ As Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. Even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty’s generous and authentic voice shines through.”

Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin, with Alexandra Shimo (memoir)

“Edmund Metatawabin tells the story of his years as a child in the 1950s in St. Anne’s, one of Canada’s worst residential schools, and the healing he found from his alcoholism and PTSD through his reconnection with his Cree culture.”

When we were alone by Robertson, David and illustrated by Julie Flett (fiction, children’s picture book)

“When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength”

The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson (fiction, graphic novel)

“Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. After returning home one evening, Pete and his mother’s boyfriend, Dennis, get into a violent struggle, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially maintaining his gang ties, a jail brawl forces Pete to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey and encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation through a traditional Native healing circle.”

They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars (memoir)

“Like Native children forced by law to attend schools across Canada and the United States, Sellars and other students of St. Joseph’s Mission were allowed home only for two months in the summer and for two weeks at Christmas. The rest of the year they lived, worked, and studied at the school. St. Joseph’s mission is the site of the controversial and well-publicized sex-related offences of Bishop Hubert O’Connor, which took place during Sellars’s student days, between 1962 and 1967, when O’Connor was the school principal. After the school’s closure, those who had been forced to attend came from surrounding reserves and smashed windows, tore doors and cabinets from the wall, and broke anything that could be broken. Overnight their anger turned a site of shameful memory into a pile of rubble. In this frank and poignant memoir, Sellars breaks her silence about the institution’s lasting effects, and eloquently articulates her own path to healing.”

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (fiction)

The book: https://catalogue.neoslibraries.ca/catalog/5451199?lib=reddeer
The movie: https://catalogue.neoslibraries.ca/catalog/8297419?lib=reddeer

“Saul Indian Horse is in trouble, and there seems to be only one way out. As he journeys his way back through his life as a northern Ojibway, from the horrors of residential school to his triumphs on the hockey rink, he must question everything he knows.”

These books are available to RDC students, faculty, and staff through NEOS

The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson (poetry)

“Drawing from family photographs and archival records, Lisa Bird-Wilson writes poetry to commemorate the generations of children traumatized by the residential school system. The project is a personal one as Bird-Wilson’s own grandparents, aunts and uncles were among the 150,000 Indigenous students to attend residential schools. The title of the book comes from the federal government, who organized the residential school archives into “black files” and “red files.”” (CBC Books, 2018)

Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild (poetry)

“In this poetry collection, Rosanna Deerchild calls attention to the traumatic impact of severing Indigenous children from their communities. Deerchild focuses on the survivors of the Canadian residential school system in the 1960s, who were forbidden to speak their languages and practice their culture. Calling Down the Sky illustrates how this cruelty reverberates across Indigenous communities and through generations of family.” (CBC Books, 2018)

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (poetry)

“Celebrated Cree poet Louise Bernice Halfe was inspired to write the collection Burning in this Midnight Dream as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded. The book describes how survivors continue to be haunted by their experiences, and how that trauma has been passed down for generations. Halfe herself is a survivor of the residential school system.” (CBC Books, 2018)

Changes in the Library for Fall 2020

July 2, 2020 by

With the Government of Alberta provincial budget in spring of this year, RDC’s Campus Alberta operating grant was reduced by 2.4% in year for 19/20, and then another 7.4%, for a total of $5.3 million, which has affected RDC’s 2020/2021 budget. That has impacted the Library in these ways.

Hours
We will reduce our regular hours during the academic year by not opening on Saturday mornings. Instead of being open 9:00am-5:00pm, our Saturday hours will be 12:00pm-5:00pm during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

This time period was chosen based on data collected over the past several years. We know that Saturday morning is our least busy time of the week, in terms of people using the library and people requesting assistance from library staff. Choosing that time period to close the library will have the least impact on students.

Makerspace
Due to COVID-19, the Makerspace has been closed since March 16, 2020. As a result of the 2020/2021 budget reductions, the Makerspace will not be reopening.

Some pieces of equipment, such as the button maker and video cameras, will be available for borrowing from the Library Desk. Other pieces of equipment, such as the 3D printers and the laser machine, will be unavailable for the foreseeable future, but may eventually become available through other departments on campus.

There will be no access to the Makerspace multimedia computers. Students, faculty, and staff, will continue to have access to the multimedia computers on the Main Floor of the Library.

There will be no access to the Makerspace location (2006F), including the studio (2006G) and collaboration room (2006H).

Peer Tutoring
There will be changes to the Peer Tutoring program. Details regarding these changes have not been finalized, and may not be in place for the beginning of the Fall term. We will share more information when it is available.

These decisions were not made lightly. We recognize how they affect our students, faculty, and staff, and the wider community who use our space and access our services. However, we are confident that these difficult decisions are the right ones to ensure long-term sustainability.

Library Textbook collection … now expanded!

January 14, 2020 by

Recognizing the financial burden of purchasing textbooks, and hoping to ease the load for students, the Library introduced a reserve textbook collection in 2018, and we’ve been adding to it every semester since then!

When deciding which textbooks to purchase, these are the criteria we consider:

  • high cost (over $100)
  • first-year or introductory course
  • course with a large enrollment

Reserve textbooks are available for 2-hour loans from the Library Desk or the Information Desk on the 3rd Floor of DSB (for those classes offered at the DSB). Just bring your iCard to borrow a textbook.

Select textbooks are available for the following courses:

  • ACCT 204
  • ANTH 200 & 201
  • ART 201 & 305
  • BADM 110 & 132
  • BIOL 217 & 218
  • BUS 201 & 311
  • CHEM 203 & 211
  • COMM 150, 250, & 271
  • ECON 100 & 201
  • EDAS 116 & 152
  • EDUC 250
  • EET 210
  • ELCC 201 & 215
  • ENCP 200
  • ENGG 230
  • ENGL 095, 291, & 220
  • FAM 315
  • GET 106, 111, &116
  • HSCI 105
  • INTP 102
  • JUST 100
  • KNSS 204 & 210
  • MATH 202
  • PHIL 201
  • PHYS 075, 095, 205, & 258
  • POLI 201
  • PSYC 260, 313, 353, & 375
  • SOCI 260
  • SOWK 201 & 301
  • STAT 251

An Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy

October 2, 2019 by

“Critical Pedagogy is an approach to teaching and learning predicated on fostering agency and empowering learners.”

An Urgency of Teachers is in the RDC Library

An Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy is a collection of essays by Sean Michael Morris (@slamteacher) and Jesse Stommel (@jessifer).

In this collection, the authors explore a multitude of themes, including online learning, educational technology, social justice, open education, plagiarism, instructional design, and teaching online. These bite-sized thought-provoking essays provide food for thought and serve as a springboard for dialogue with both instructors and students.

The authors discuss An Urgency of Teachers on the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listen Now!

The authors have made available an open-access version.
Read it for Free Online

“For education to work, there can be no divide between teachers and students.”

An Urgency of Teachers is the current selection for the Quiet Book Club, an initiative of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). This title has been co-selected with the Centre for Learning & Innovation at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba. We are excited to have them join us virtually for our book discussion in November. 

We invite all RDC students, staff, and faculty to read the book and join us in November to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally:

Quiet Book Club Meeting – Everyone welcome!
Date: November 20, 2019 from 12-1 pm
Location: 913E

Recommended Reading from RDC Library