Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book Pub and Silent Auction
An eccentric itinerant medicine vendor who collects old books, outside a bookshop. Source: Wellcome Library, London.

The HGSC's annual Book Pub and Silent Auction - our largest and most popular annual event - is just over two weeks away. Open to graduate students, faculty, staff, and guests, it will be held on March 25th in
the Grad Commons from 4:00-6:30. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge and there will be a cash bar operating on a cost-recovery basis.

In addition to a wide array of books and gift certificates from local business (such as restaurants, spas, and theatres), we will also be auctioning off donations from graduate students, staff, and faculty members. In past years, faculty and staff have donated guided canoe trips, home-cooked dinners, knitted items and other crafts, gift certificates, and office supplies that have greatly contributed to the event's success. Proceeds benefit a variety of initiatives including student social events, the Dave DeBrou Memorial Lecture and Scholarship, and student participation in the Keewatin Graduate Student Conference.

If you are able to make a donation or if you have any questions, please contact Liam Haggarty ( or Matt Todd (

We hope to see you on the 25th!