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October 2017

  • International Games Week- October 30 to November 3rd. Join us in celebrating International Games Weeks from October the 30th to November the 3rd. The games week is an initiative of the American Library Association that aims to promote games and gaming in libraries. All events are free, snacks included! Students across Ottawa, from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are participating! At the Brian Dickson Law Library there will be creepy Edward Gorey Puzzles in the Reading Room 419A for the duration of the Week. To find out locations and times of the various activities. Click here to Access the site

September 2017

  • Tips on Legal Research Are you bewildered when it comes to Citing References using the McGill Guide (RedBook)? Or using Boolean Logic in legal databases?Lost in laws? If this is the case, then visit our updated Principles of legal research website, created by the Brian Dickson Law Library. Here you’ll find a collection of learning modules designed to help you understand how to find all sorts of legal information quickly and easily. Click here to Access the courses.
  • Rare items returned to the Brian Dickson Law Library! The Supreme Court of Canada showcased an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Right Honourable Brian Dickson who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 26, 1973 and became its chief justice on April 18, 1984. He served on the Supreme Court for 17 years before retiring on June 30, 1990. See The Right Honourable Brian Dickson: Life in the service of Canada by the Brian Dickson Library here.
  • In 2015, The Brian Dickson Law Library and the Supreme Court of Canada made a loan agreement for decorations, badges of orders and medals that were presented in their exhibit entitled “Chief Justice Brian Dickson”. The exhibit ran from late January 2016 to late March, 2017 in the Supreme Court’s Grand Entrance Hall.These rare items are now returned to the Brian Dickson Law Library’s reading room. This reading room is a must see quiet study space available to all the University of Ottawa’s Law Students. For more information on the Brian Dickson Law Library and reading room click here.

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