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UW Libraries receive Government of Québec grant

Canadian Studies Librarian Sion Romaine displays some of the 40-plus titles that were purchased with the support of the Québec Government’s Support Program for the Acquisition of Material on Québec.

November 26, 2019

Canadian Studies Librarian and PI on a Government of Québec University Grant, Siôn Romaine, was just awarded $1,000 for Acquisition of Material on Québec for UW Libraries.

UW Libraries just received a $1,000 library support grant from the Québec Government to support the purchase over 40 titles relevant to the teaching of Québec and French Canada that would otherwise not be acquired. Included in the titles are academic books (e.g., L’eglise et la politique quebecoise, Decoloniser le Canada), contemporary fiction (e.g., Terminal Grand Nord), language guides and dictionaries (e.g., Le parler Quebecois, Dictionnaire des expressions quebecoises) and DVDs (e.g., La Bolduc, Louis Cyr). All titles will serve as resource materials for researchers in multiple disciplines on campus.

In addition, through the support of the Libraries’ Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment, full text of The Globe and Mail newspaper digital archives (1844–2015) and Maclean’s Magazine digital archives (1905–2015) are now available for UW faculty, students and staff. The Globe and Mail, considered Canada’s “Newspaper of Record,” remains one of Canada’s most widely read newspapers, and is known for its political, economic and cultural coverage. Maclean’s has long provided a uniquely Canadian perspective on current Canadian and international affairs and events.

In the 2019–20 academic year, over $50,000 in funding for Canadian collections, including Canadian literature and digital archives, was made possible through the support of the Libraries’ Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Endowment.