Friday, August 29, 2008

Stories: Between Our Fingers

Edmonton Public Library is hosting the premier showing of “Stories: Between Our Fingers” - a short video made by immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton about their experiences of arriving and adjusting to life in Canada.

In the past five years Canada has welcomed more than 1,100,000 immigrants and refugees; more than 30% are under 20 years old. These youth often get lost between the cracks of society as they struggle to find hope for a new life in Canada. Their stories of alienation and assimilation to Canadian culture are remarkable tales of survival.

Edmonton is a major centre for immigrant and refugee families seeking acceptance into the Canadian multicultural milieu. The Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), along with the Supporting Culturally Diverse Youth (SCDY) agency have prepared a short film with the cooperation of the CBC to document the challenges faced by Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth as they integrate into Canadian culture.

Come and share the experiences, enjoy live performances, and engage in discussion with some of Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth.


When: Saturday, September 20th from 1-3 pm

Where: Stanley A. Milner branch of the Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)

SLIS Celebration Brunch

Gather with SLIS graduates, current students, professors, and library colleagues on Saturday September 20th for this year's Celebration Brunch. With food, friends and fun, this annual event is sure to be a blast! This enjoyable occasion offers the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, hear the latest news for the School, and meet new people. Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented to Anna Altmann, Jeannine Green, and Pat Jobb. This year's Honourary Alumni award recipient is Merrill Distad. The event will take place from 11 am to 1 pm in the Carrell Room on the 2nd Floor of the School of Library and Information Studies.

Please RSVP to Sophia Sherman in the SLIS office by Friday September 5. She can be reached by e-mail at slis@ualberta.ca or by phone at 780-492-4578.

State of the World: Information Infrastructure Construction and Dissemination for Humanities and Social Science Research

State of the World: Information Infrastructure Construction and
Dissemination for Humanities and Social Science Research Conference

University of Alberta, October 3rd to 5th, 2008

Conference admission is free, banquet is $25.

More information and registration at: http://stateoftheworld.ca/index.php