Cooking Up Culinary True Stories Well Told

December 9, 2016 • Written by

Every year, Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential comes in and out of the library like a popular restaurant dish, causing the library to add a second copy to keep up with the demand. It’s not surprising considering he has a charisma to go with his knowledge, both displayed on CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown.’

Many believe Bourdain’s book ushered in the era of the ‘celebrity chef’, but his story provides a peek into the workings of a busy restaurant kitchen, something students and staff in the Culinary Arts Program experience with enough stories of their own to fill entire shelves. However, this book represents one part of a vast world and the library offers a few suggestions for those wanting to explore the world of chefs and their kitchens, a place of innovation and a reflection of the world in general.

 

Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen
Author: Deborah A. Harris and Patti Guiffre

A number of recent books, magazines, and television programs have emerged that promise to take viewers inside the exciting world of professional chefs. While media suggest that the occupation is undergoing a transformation, one thing remains clear: being a chef is a decidedly male-dominated job. Over the past six years, the prestigious James Beard Foundation has presented 84 awards for excellence as a chef, but only 19 were given to women. Likewise, Food and Wine magazine has recognized the talent of 110 chefs on its annual Best New Chef list since 2000, and to date, only 16 women have been included. How is it that women the gender most associated with cooking have lagged behind men in this occupation?–Back Cover

 

 

The Making of a Chef : Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America
Author: Michael Ruhlman

In the winter of 1996, journalist Michael Ruhlman donned a chef‘s jacket and houndstooth-check pants to join the students at the Culinary Institute of America, the country’s oldest and most influential cooking school. But The Making of a Chef is not just about holding a knife or slicing an onion, it’s also about the nature and spirit of being a professional cook and the people who enter the profession. As Ruhlman– now an expert on the fundamentals of cooking– recounts his growing mastery of the skills of his adopted profession, he propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms in search of the elusive, unnamable elements of great food. — Back cover.

Michael Ruhlman also wrote a follow-up entitled The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen also available at the library.

 

 

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Author: Marcus Samuelsson

It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister–all battling tuberculosis–walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease shortly after she arrived, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later, they were welcomed into a loving middle-class white family in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there that Marcus’s new grandmother, Helga, sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking with her pan-fried herring, her freshly baked bread, and her signature roast chicken. From a very early age, there was little question what Marcus was going to be when he grew up–Back Cover

 

 

Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food
Author: Colman Andrews

Ferrari Adria is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, Adria is imitated and paid homage to in professional kitchens, and in more than a few private ones, all over the world.
In his lively close-up portrait of Adria, award-winning food writer Colman Andrews traces this groundbreaking chef’s rise from resort-hotel dishwasher to culinary deity, and the evolution of El Bulli from a German-owned beach bar into one of the world’s best restaurants. With a new afterword revealing the future of El Bulli, Perron brings to life the most exciting food movement of our time and illuminates the ways in which Adria has forever altered our understanding and appreciation of food and cooking.–Back Cover

 

Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-To-Table Meal
Author: Kurt Timmermeister

To support his endeavors, Timmermeister prepared weekly dinners from the farm’s bounty. With the menus designed to reflect the changing seasons on Vashon Island, the Cookhouse dinners brought people out fo the city and onto the farm to share a locally grown, home-cooked meals. Growing a Feast tells the story of a Kurtwood Farms Cookhouse dinner, from farm to table.–Book Jacket

In the Holiday Spirit: Let’s Get Cooking

December 8, 2016 • Written by

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For many of us, the holiday season is associated with eating and entertaining, celebrating with friends and family and going to parties. RRC Library’s “In the Holiday Spirit” series highlights resources from RRC Library’s collection in honour of the season’s festivities. Today’s theme is for those who like to cook.

Let’s Get Cooking

Here are some noteworthy cookbooks available to all RRC staff and students.

America’s test kitchen cookbookamericas-test-kitchen-cookbook

The recipes, cookware ratings, and food tastings that entertain America each week on the public television series “America’s Test Kitchen” are now available in this new cookbook. Includes more than 200 recipes and the surprising results of unbiased kitchen tests.

 

 

 

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Celebrate a half-century of “Bon Appétit”! Editor-in-Chief Fairchild brings together more than 1,200 of the magazine’s all-time favorite recipes in “The Bon Appétit Cookbook.” Packed with test-kitchen secrets, color photos, and more, it’s the ultimate culinary companion.

 

 

 

Family meafamily-meall : home cooking with Ferran Adrià

A collection of simple, tasty and affordable recipes for the dishes that the staff at elBulli eats every day. Shows the reader the step-by-step secrets of how to plan, prepare and cook everyday meals in the easiest way possible.

 

 

 

 

NoMnomad-cookbookad cookbook

What appears to be a traditional cookbook is in fact two books in one: upon opening, readers discover that the back half contains false pages in which a smaller cocktail recipe book is hidden. The result is a wonderfully unexpected collection of both sweet and savory food recipes and cocktail recipes, with the lush photography by Francesco Tonelli and impeccable style for which the authors, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, are known.

 

 

 

fat-duck-cookbookFat Duck cookbook

A lavishly photographed volume of recipes by the award-winning restaurateur is complemented by historical information and explanations of the scientific principles behind many of his most popular dishes.

 

 

 

 

The best of cooking with beerbest-of-cooking-with-beer

Whether you’re entertaining a group or cooking for one, using beer as an ingredient is a perfect way to marry your passion for cooking with your love of finely crafted beer. This selection of recipes represents your favorite recipes from Craft beer & brewing magazine.

 

 

 

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In the Holiday Spirit: I’ll Drink to That!

December 6, 2016 • Written by

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For many of us, the holiday season is associated with eating and entertaining, celebrating with friends and family and going to parties. RRC Library’s “In the Holiday Spirit” series showcases resources from our collection that support the season’s festivities. This post is for those who enjoy drinking to the occasion.

I’ll Drink to That!

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From French wines, single malt whiskies, and Cuban rums to Belgian beers, English ciders, and classic cocktails, this is a sumptuously illustrated one-stop reference to the world’s best alcoholic drinks.

 

 

 

 

The modern mixologist : contemporary classic cocktailsmodern-mixologist

A cocktail guide for the 21st century, complete with 60 recipes for new and classic drinks. Full-color photography throughout, with tips on ingredients, barware, and technique.

 

 

 

 

what-to-drink-with-what-you-eatWhat to drink with what you eat : the definitive guide to pairing food with wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea– even water– based on expert advice from Americas best sommeliers

The most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled–complete with practical advice from the best wine stewards and chefs in America. 70 full-color photos.

 

 

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Written for the novice as well as the connoisseur, “UltimateBeer” elevates the beverage to the lofty status of wine and cigars. It is a complete guide to every aspect of beer, including how to find the right beer for every occasion.

 

 

 

everyday-guide-to-wineEveryday guide to wine (DVD)

Whether you’re a novice looking to master the basics, an enthusiast who tours vineyards, or something in between, there’s no better way to learn about wine than from wine expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, who has an authoritative knowledge of wine in all its glorious breadth and depth.

 

 

 

 

how-to-pair-wineHow to pair wine : an expert’s guide, featuring recipes, tips and insights for home dining (e-book)

A companion piece and recipe book to teach readers how to pair the perfect wine with a variety of delicious, unique dishes. RRC network log in required.

 

 

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In the Holiday Spirit: Sweet Inspirations

December 2, 2016 • Written by

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For many of us, December is closely associated with eating and entertaining, celebrating with friends and family and going to parties. Stay tuned this December for RRC Library’s “In the Holiday Spirit” series, which will highlight some fantastic resources from RRC Library’s collection. Today’s topic will inspire those who like to make sweet things – desserts, cookies and more.

Sweet Inspirations

good-cookieThe good cookie : techniques, advice, and more than 250 recipes from the pros

Trained pastry chef and writer Tish Boyle has designed recipes to indulge every cookie lover’s taste and craving — from timeless Colossal Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, and other standbys to wholesome favourites such as Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and stylish originals such as Triple-Ginger Pecan Biscotti.

 

Sticky fingers’ sweets : 100 super-secret vegan recipessticky-fingers-sweets

When Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats opened in 2002, it instantly became one of the most popular bakeries in D.C. and was voted D.C.’s best bakery by The Washington City Paper, and chef Doron Petersan found herself beating out traditional bakers on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Sweet! is packed with one hundred of her beloved recipes – from indulgent snacks like Fudgetastic Brownies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to breakfast treats like Pecan Spice Coffee Cake and Cranberry Ginger Scones, and from celebratory desserts like Chocolate Seltzer Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes to Sticky Fingers’ most popular sweets – Little Devils, Cowvins, and Sticky Buns. Petersan also includes “love bite” nutritional tips and valuable tricks-of-the- trade techniques that every home baker will appreciate.

 

Baked : new frontiers in baking

bakedHip. Cool. Fashion-forward. These aren’t adjectives you’d ordinarily think of applying to baked goods. Think again. Not every baker wants to re-create Grandma’s angel food cake of cherry pie. Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito certainly didn’t, when they left their advertising careers behind, pooled their life savings, and opened their dream bakery, Baked, in Brooklyn, New York, a few years back. The visions that danced in their heads were of other, brand-new kinds of confections… things like a Malt Ball Cake with Mild Chocolate Frosting, which captures the flavour of their favourite Whoppers candies (and ups the ante with a malted milk ball garnish). Whether trendsetting or tried-and-true, every idea in this book is freshly baked.

 

American Cake Decorating (periodical)american-cake-decorating-3963

Each issue includes several tutorials, reviews of cake shows and contests across the country, fresh ideas, new products and business information for the professional.The purpose of the magazine has always been to bring new ideas, techniques and skills to its readers through the use of step-by-step tutorials, themed showcases, new product information and more. As an industry that thrives on sharing, ACD inspires creativity by giving all its readers access to top-level talents from around the world.

 

 

honey-everyday-recipes-for-cooking-and-bakingHoney : Everyday Recipes for Cooking and Baking with Nature’s Sweetest Secret Ingredient (e-book)

A collection of recipes that showcase the sweet, rich, and sunny-colored delight made by nature’s hardest worker—the bee. Honey is a natural whole food that can be used in many different dishes and enjoyed in a variety of ways—this book introduces you to the countless possibilities of nature’s sweetest natural ingredient. RRC network log in required.

 

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Veterans’ Week #RememberThem

November 1, 2016 • Written by

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Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.

Are you planning a social media tribute?

Every year in November, we stop to remember, salute and honour Canada’s Veterans and active duty personnel. This year, we hope that Canadians from coast to coast will join in to pay tribute to our heroes for their service and sacrifice. Let’s start a social media movement that tells our Veterans we #RememberThem.

poppy-iconYou can even dress up your online profile with social media ready pics and graphics:

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day/social-media/acts-of-remembrance

Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this topic. We have included a sample of the items below, however to view a complete list of books in the window display click here: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

first-world-warThe First World War

The origins of the First World War, both diplomatic and social, are discussed thoroughly examined. The reader is then taken through the major battles on the Eastern and Western fronts, and is given insight into the eventual Allied victory. The war at sea, on the home front, and in distant theaters is carefully examined. The war as it was experienced by the men in the trenches is also explored.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=80305

 

 

suicide-batallionSuicide battalion

Meet the men of the 46th Canadian Infantry (South Saskatchewan) — the raw recruits who would earn a reputation as the finest fighting soldiers of the First World War. Over 91 percent would be killed or wounded, They would never retreat, and they would never fail their country.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=13944

 

 

war-ended-peaceThe war that ended peace : the road to 1914

The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment—so why did it happen?

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=122467

 

Learn More Through Streaming Video

Front Lines (National Film Board)

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A tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing them, the listener detects between the lines an unspoken horror censored by war and propriety. The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters. The directorial talent of Claude Guilmain breathes life into these 90-year-old documents and accompanying archival images so that we experience the human face and heart of the conflict.

 

Billy Bishop Goes to War (Curio)

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More than 30 years after first mounting their celebrated stage production of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eric Peterson says he and musical accompanist John Gray have lost none of their ardour for the war hero’s tale. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of The Great War, “the war to end all wars”. Through raucous stories, haunting memories, and vibrant song, Bishop traces his journey to becoming the top flying ace of the British Empire. A story of the human cost of war on a scale the world had never seen before, this is an intimate and powerful portrait of a man who continues to capture the imagination.

 

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (Curio)

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For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it’s time to address a contentious question: is all of this effort making a difference to the lives of Afghans? Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear takes viewers into the heart of a country that has been the subject of such intense debate and asks whether or not the lives of ordinary citizens are improving. In order to gain unique access to Afghans living in remote and particularly dangerous areas, the CBC engaged local journalists and camera crews. Through a series of intensely personal stories delving into a range of topics, the program examines the big issues: is the country descending into further instability? Or is real progress being made?

 

Consider these EBSCOhost e-Books

canada-in-world-war-i-outstanding-victories-create-a-nationCanada in World War I : Outstanding Victories Create a Nation

This fascinating book describes Canada’s coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it meant that Canada was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, but the government faced opposition about conscription from French-speaking Canadians who did not feel a particular loyalty to Britain. In the air, the incredible feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero back home. On the battlefield, Britain came to rely on Canadian soldiers, who had a formidable reputation for taking and holding military objectives when other troops had failed. Find out how the victories of Canadian “shock troops” in battles at Ypres (where they faced mustard gas poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=787152&site=ehost-live

 

padresPadres in No Man’s Land, Second Edition : Canadian Chaplains and the Great War

Padres in No Man’s Land is the compelling story of brave and deeply committed army chaplains who brought faith and courage to Canada’s troops during one of history’s most devastating wars. Tracing the growth of the Canadian Chaplain Service from its chaotic and controversy-ridden early days to its maturation as an efficient field force, Duff Crerar highlights both the role of the Service on the battlefield and the personal experiences of the chaplains. Refuting the widely held view that chaplains serving overseas were cloistered from front-line realities, Crerar describes the padres’experiences in camps, hospitals, and on the battlefield. He examines how they maintained their faith in the face of death and destruction, and explores the bonds forged between chaplains and troops. Padres in No Man’s Land concludes in the postwar era with the decline of the chaplains’hopes for spiritual renewal upon their return to Canada – their dreams dashed not by the war, but by the subsequent peace.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=831053&site=ehost-live

 

ghost-of-heroes-pastGhost of Heroes Past

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Anders is something of a misfit, with no friends and a poor school record, but all this begins to change when he is awakened one night to find a soldier-ghost in his bedroom. Johnny is taken back to meet a series of unusual heroes in Canada’s war history. These include Joan Bamford Fletcher, who commandeered Japanese soldiers to take hundreds of wounded civilians to safety through the jungles of Indonesia, and the much-decorated Raymond Collishaw, through whom Johnny learns that Canada played a role in the Russian Revolution. Even as he is making his discoveries, Johnny becomes close friends with Casey Collishaw, the great-granddaughter of Raymond Collishaw. Together the pair set about uncovering why it is that Johnny has been chosen to be a witness to Canadians at war.

https://login.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=608040&site=ehost-live

 

News in Review on CURIO: A Closer Look at Current Events

October 25, 2016 • Written by

CBC News in ReviewCBC News in Review is a news feature that analyzes the top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April and provides a 15-minute documentary for each topic. Crafted for students, but appropriate for curious minds of all ages, this series gives you deeper insight into current events as they are happening. Check out the News in Review, October edition by clicking on the images below (RRC network log in required).

News in Review, October Edition

 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP

U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP“U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids“Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans“In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.“The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

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CINAHL Database Drop-in Library Instruction Session

October 18, 2016 • Written by

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Are you a Nursing student? Would you like to learn how to find Peer-reviewed research articles for your Nursing assignments? Drop-in to the Notre Dame Campus Library on Friday 21 October 2016 from 1:00-1:45PM for a library instruction session.
  • Who:  Any Nursing students in any year are welcome to attend the Library Instruction session on the CINAHL database for Nursing.
  • What:  It will cover how to access CINAHL, what it is, why it is important, searching for articles, viewing patient care sheets and more.  Learn about our other databases for health research.
  • When:  Friday, October 21st, 2016, 1 pm – 1:45 pm.
  • Where:  Library Classroom, Library, room CM29
  • Why:  Learn to find Peer-reviewed research articles for your Nursing assignments.

For any questions please contact Lynn Gibson at the Notre Dame Campus Library.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2016 • Written by

breast-cancer-awareness-monthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2015, it is estimated that 25,000 women and 220 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that 5,000 women and 60 men will die from the disease.

To learn more about Breast Cancer please visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation website.

Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this topic. We have included a sample of the items below, however to view a complete list of books in the window display click here: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

 

What you need to know about breast cancer : diagnosis, treatment and beyond

what-you-need-to-know-about-breast-cancerAn indispensable guide to a disease that continues to occur at an alarming rate. Each year, more than a quarter of a million women in North America learn that they have breast cancer. The good news is that survival rates are improving. Today, four out of five of those women are alive, five years after diagnosis. What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer offers a unique look at the sometimes baffling world of diagnosis, treatment, and healing. Written by breast cancer survivor and activist Pat Kelly and medical oncologist Mark Levine, the book’s honest, compassionate text combines practical medical information with first-hand experience and advice.

 

 

A woman’s decision : breast care, treatment & reconstruction

a-womans-decisionA Woman’s Decision has been the “go-to” reference for doctors, nurses, and patients as they deal with the physical and emotional trauma surrounding breast cancer and reconstruction. Co-authored by renowned surgeons and a noted publisher and medical editor, this popular and authoritative book has become a trusted resource and valuable patient education tool. Featured on numerous national talk shows (including Oprah), the authors candidly discuss the full range of breast care, breast cancer treatment, and breast reconstructive options.

 

 

Dr. Susan Love’s breast book

breast-bookWomen all over the country and the doctors and nurses who care for them have established Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book as the standard reference on its subject. Dr. Love has now revised her book to reflect every new development in breast care, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. Every chapter has been brought up to date, including new information on silicone implants, imaging techniques, genetics, risk factors and prevention, hormone use, bone marrow transplants, tamoxifen, immediate reconstruction, and treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

 

 

 

Only if you really want to know : breast cancer coping hints and treatment side effects

only-if-you-reallyHappy days await breast cancer patients after making the passage through treatment. This book is a welcome guide for that journey. Breast cancer strikes one in seven women in America. Thanks to great advances in medicine, most patients can survive and live to enjoy life for many years after diagnosis. This book is based on the recent experience of a cancer survivor and walks patients through the unfamiliar and often intimidating world of diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, raditation therapy and eventual recovery. The discussion is frank, open, and factually portrays the reality of what modern breast cancer treatment means to the patient, her family, and friends.

 

Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 3, 2016 • Written by

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Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.

One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Learn More:
http://www.camimh.ca/mental-illness-awareness-week/about-miaw/

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Notre Dame Campus Window Display

Check out the Notre Dame Campus Library window display, which highlights books and materials chosen to help you to learn more about this issue. To view a list of books in the window display click the link below:

http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Celebrate Ally Week

September 26, 2016 • Written by
Ally Week Display at the Notre Dame Campus Library

Ally Week Display at the Notre Dame Campus Library

Today we begin our annual recognition of Ally Week here at Red River College.

  • Ally Week is a time for us at Red River College to acknowledge all 325 of our College Allies, along with an additional 73 community Allies.
  • Ally week is a time to thank our Allies for who they are and for helping to make our College and our communities a welcoming space for all of us, not just some of us.
  • Ally week is also a time for us to commit to being better Allies.

Friday Sept 30th is Orange Shirt Day

orange-shirt-day-600-300One way Red River College is celebrating Ally week is by working with Indigenous Education and Student Support to recognize Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day occurs annually on Sept 30th and recognizes the harms done to our Indigenous communities, friends and family by the Residential School System.

Allies interrupt oppression whenever they see it, hear it or experience it. Residential Schools were tools of oppression. During this time of truth & reconciliation Red River College can take the day to affirm our Ally’ship with our Indigenous & Two Spirit communities.

Learn More

Drop by and check out the displays at the libraries both at the Exchange District & Notre Dame Campuses.

For information on Ally Week, visit : http://www.glsen.org/allyweek
For information on Orange Shirt Day, visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Contact

For information on becoming an Ally or our LGBTT* Initiative please contact  the Red River College Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Bradley West.  bcwest@rrc.ca,  204.632.2016