Education launches revamped Resource Centre

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016

Dean of the Faculty of Education Raymond Leblanc addresses guests in front of one of the Resource Centre’s new features: the Aboriginal Collection. Photos: Émy Lafortune.

By Rebecca MacFarlane

The Faculty of Education Resource Centre is back in business and better than ever after a major renovation. Located on the second floor of Lamoureux Hall, the improved space has seating for more than 200 people, new computers and two study rooms equipped with SMART boards.

The Centre re-opened in April 2016 but officially marked the occasion with an inauguration ceremony on October 17. The following day, authors Angèle Bassolé, Lysette Brochu, Isabelle Melançon, Jeff Ross and Jean-Louis Trudel, along with several graduate students, gave presentations at a literary workshop on topics such as graphic novels, poetry and children’s literature.

The Centre is equipped with new computers to facilitate students’ learning.

While the Resource Centre exists primarily to serve students, professors and staff of the Faculty of Education, people from across campus can take advantage of its facilities and explore its holdings. The Centre, which contains more than 50,000 education-related titles, already receives about 150,000 visitors every year.

“Everyone is welcome to study here, use our printing and photocopying stations and browse and borrow from our collection,” says Martin Giguère, supervisor of the Resource Centre.

Visitors can also explore the new Aboriginal section, dedicated to non-fiction books, children’s books and teaching material related to Indigenous issues.

“The special section aims to provide this collection with greater visibility and to promote awareness and reflection on these issues, particularly in the context of education,” Giguère says.

Discover the new Faculty of Education Resource Centre!

The revamped Centre now boasts bright, open spaces.

 

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