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Treasures of the Inforum: Rare & Curious: The Secret History of Governor Macquarie’s Collectors’ Chest

by Stephanie Abba This stunning book tells the story of two colonial Australian cabinets of curiosities, as well as the story of Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales from 1810-1822, and his family. The two chests, known as the Dixson chest and the Macquarie chest, are beautiful, intricately crafted pieces of furniture, and … Continue reading


Tristan’s Top Ten Shows on Netflix to Distract You from Your Responsibilities

As I prepared to write another Top Ten this past weekend… okay, let’s be honest, I wasn’t preparing at all. I was avoiding it by rewatching Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the millionth time, and it struck me that many might be interested in some good TV shows on Canadian Netflix. So, here’s a list of some, hopefully, … Continue reading


Tristan’s Top Ten Hardest Parts of Dealing with Mental Health Issues

The mental reprieve of reading week is gone, and now we’re left with the long haul until the end of the semester. Burn out. Stress. Depression. Anxiety. Self harm. Eating disorders. Psychological issues are common in university students. Sometimes, it is cathartic to laugh at our struggles. FYI, if you are feeling super bummed, the … Continue reading

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High-tech security does not always equal highly successful security for museums

By Sydney Stewart Rose I will always have a soft spot for movies like Oceans 12 or The Thomas Crowne Affair. These on-screen museum heists were dramatic, high-tech thefts of professional caliber. They often involve bypassing laser fields and pressure sensors or fooling a retinal scan. To museum professionals, an intricate, dramatic, and high-tech burglary … Continue reading