Monday, May 29th, 2023

Welcome back for your 2nd day in the Library

We’ll be talking about how to communicate with your mentor in a way that will build those interpersonal skills as well as make sure they’re looking forward to seeing you and your ideas!

Notes on the process
The Student-Mentor Relationship | Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. Library & Learning Commons (

The Reflection Process
The Reflection Process | Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. Library & Learning Commons (

Using Managebac with your E.E.

Using Managebac – Student Edition | Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. Library & Learning Commons (

Friday, May 26th, 2023 – Workshop I

Hello Year One IB Peoples,

Word is you were assigned Mentors on Thursday and you’re ready to get things started for your Extended Essay.

Its Time Sport GIF by UFC

There are 3 workshops you’ll be taking this spring to prepare you for the E.E.

Workshop One: May 26th – Researching and Getting Ready for your E.E.

So you have a Subject and a Mentor. Let’s talk about how to start.

Have you done the following…?

  • Emailed the mentor to introduce yourself
  • Think about what your interests are within the subject area
  • Read over the E.E. Subject Guide
  • Looked over ManageBac

Our focus today will be directed to how to start “researching” for this subject.

We’ll discuss Databases, Search Engines and avenues for research.

There’s also two skill builders provided:

Well Formulated Research Questions

Well Formulated Research Questions (English Literature Edition)

Next week we’ll talk about how to approach the relationship with your Mentor to ensure that you put yourself in a position to succeed with the E.E.

Tuesday May 9th, 2023

Period 4

Ms. Maharaj – CHV2O1 – Civics & Citizenship

Researching using news sources can be done through the Virtual Library as well as using Google. (Remember to keep track of where you found your information so that formatting your Works Cited list will be easy!)

It is crucial to properly reference information that is not your own in order to give credit where it’s due and also to avoid PLAGIARISM. Providing your teacher with a URL for a website used isn’t acceptable anymore

Using the following information will put you on the right track to creating a Works Cited list to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for MLA Citation.



Have a look at this video for help with parenthetically embedding citations within the body of your work.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan and Mrs. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Magon’s HSP3U Class!

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming in tocay to research their Mental Illness Case File assignment.

For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas.

Resources for HSP

To access media resources, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue provides you access to streaming video and other digital resources. You’ll need to log in with your TDSB information to access the Catalogue as well as use the digital learnmark for passwords to Learn360 and CBC Curio. (see note in red below)

To access a reliable database such as Advanced Placement Source, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose  Grades 9-12 and it will be the first entry you see. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like AP Source and Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital learnmark accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is also a great resource accessed through the Virtual Library as well. It is not password protected.

Teen Health and Wellness is another good starting point, accessible through the Virtual Library and password-protected from home.

External links that may be helpful:

A valuable resource is the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families. Use the Search feature to find information on your illness/disorder.

The Government of Canada website may be helpful.

Using the search box in Healthlink B.C.’s websitemay help you find information about your topic as a starting point.

Quebec’s government webpage for mental health may also yield some initial results.

There are websites and organizations specific to some illnesses such as Tourette’s Syndrome so that may be an option to look into as you are researching.

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Period 1 & 2 – NAC10

Welcome Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 9 Indigenous Art classes!

You are here today to CELEBRATE Indigenous artists, not to mention in-person learning!!!

There are a few good ways to search artists, musicians, etc. for your assignment. The first way is to look at the Virtual Library using Canadian Encyclopedia. This is a very reputable and trustworthy source. Remember that you first have to use the yellow FIND tile, select your grade range (9-12) and in this case, the subject should be Indigenous Studies.

When you have the Canadian Encyclopedia open, a good search term to use is: Influential Indigenous (Enter 1 of the following categories: Musicians/Artists/Authors/Actors/Writers/Entrepreneurs & Activists) in Canada.
For example: Influential Indigenous Musicians in Canada or Looking for an Indigenous Author or Wordsmith?

If you know who you want to research, Google their name. They may already have their own website.

If you know the artist’s name you can also have a look at the following websites: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canadian Geographic, Widewalls, Toronto Arts Council, The National Gallery of Canada, DaVic Gallery-Native Canadian Arts

The Ontario Performing Arts Presenting Network has a series of resources about Indigenous Art and Artists across Ontario. Resource List: Indigenous Art and Artists | Ontario Performing Arts Presenting Network (

Youtube may also be useful in terms of adding video clips; just remember to spell their name correctly when searching for clips.