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About the Collection

In this collection, you'll find material intended for a wide variety of audiences within and beyond academia. Browse it by campus location:

Featured Videos

Songs of Kitchener - A Community Music Collaboration with Local Residents

Mary Abdel-Malek Neil, a Laurier Alumni Relations staff member and two-time Laurier alumna, was the 2019 City of Kitchener Artist in Residence. Songs of Kitchener were created in workshops across the city with local residents. The recordings were a commissioned work with the City of Kitchener and feature many musicians, including a number of Laurier students and alumni.

Shadow Boxing and Other Bizarre Adventures of a Blind Girl

Laurier alumna Jessica Higgins shares with Dean of Students Kate McCrae Bristol the importance of Laurier to her journey of acceptance, after a diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa - a degenerative, genetic eye condition that will result in slowly declining eyesight. Shadow Boxing and Other Bizarre Adventures of a Blind Girl chronicles this journey.

Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.

Jenny Heijun Wills' Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. is a moving memoir and Winner of the 2019 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction,

Memories of Brantford's Jewish Community

Christina Han, Associate Professor, Department of History, collaborated with the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre, the Ontario Jewish Archives, the Brant Museum and Archives, Brant Theatre Workshops and her students to create Memories of Brantford’s Jewish Community, a November 2019 exhibition featuring historical artifacts, live readings and walking tours.

Getting In Drag and Playing Classical Music

Ron Cohen Mann, Faculty of Music Oboe Instructor, has performed worldwide including at Carnegie Hall. In this videospecial guest Marc Blouin joins Cohen Mann in getting into drag, discussing classical music, and playing a duet by Marion Bauer. 

The Cultural Life of Drones

Sarah Matthews, Associate Professor, Global Studies and Communication, explains the meaning and questions explored through her installation The Cultural Life of Drones.

The Changing Face of Iceland

The Changing Face of Iceland, Mark Terry’s third film in a trilogy of documentaries examining the impacts of climate change on the polar regions, premiered at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on November 4, 2021, presented by The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.