About the Exhibit

Dear New College Students,

Your first year at the University of Toronto will be filled with opportunities that will help you grow socially and intellectually in ways you have never imagined before. Take advantage of these years to explore your academic interests, meet new people, and create a network of friends and academic supports that will assist you through some of these difficult times. Because there will be some difficult times. And you will be challenged and stretched beyond your own limits. It might seem a bit frightening at first as your feelings may be amplified by experiences of homesickness. But we want you to know that we have all shared your feelings at one point or another.

At D. G. Ivey Library at New College, we have put together an exhibit where some of your own Professors, Instructors and peers have shared their own experiences as first year students. As you explore the exhibit (physically or virtually), I hope you will come to realize that you are never alone on this learning journey.

We look forward to seeing you at the library.

Have a wonderful academic year!

Mona Elayyan
Outreach and Instruction Librarian



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Letter Exhibit 2016


Faculty


Yves Roberge

Yves Roberge

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Book: Lectures on government and binding
by Noam Chomsky


Alexandra Guerson

Alexandra Guerson

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Book: Anne Frank
by Anne Frank

June Larkin

June Larkin

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Book: Pedagogy of the oppressed
by Paulo Freire

Melissa Levin

Melissa Levin

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Book: Woman at Point Zero
by Nawal El Saadawi
Book: The wretched of the earth and– me
by Minerva Davis


Irene Marques

Irene Marques

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Book: Life & times of Michael K
by J.M. Coetzee

Bonnie McElhinny

Bonnie McElhinny

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Book: The writing life
by Annie Dillard

Liz Newbery

Liz Newbery

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Essay: "The Trouble with Wilderness"
by William Cronon

Essay: "Psychoanalysis and Education"
by Shoshana Felman

Book: Frogs and snails and feminist tales
by Bronwyn Davies


Melanie Newton

Melanie Newton

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Book: Roots
by Alex Haley

Sheila Stewart

Sheila Stewart

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Book: Tell : poems for a girlhood
by Soraya Peerbaye

Tony Toneatto

Tony Toneatto

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Book: Full catastrophe living
by Jon Kabat-Zinn


Arturo Victoriano-Martinez

Arturo Victoriano-Martinez

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Book: The Repeating Island
by Antonio Benítez-Rojo


Students


Luai Dalal

Luai Dalal

Book: The Complete Works of Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

Nicholas Grant

Nicholas Grant

Book: Memory serves : oratories
by Lee Maracle

Caitlin Harrigan

Caitlin Harrigan

Book: “A Boy’s Will”
by Robert Frost


Simon Spichak

Simon Spichak

Book: Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

Joshua Ugiomoh

Joshua Ugiomoh

Book: Blackass
by A. Igoni Barrett