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Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is hosting a number of virtual safe spaces over the next year, including spaces for LGBTQ2S+ archivists. These spaces are for LGBTQ2S+ archivists to connect and meet with one another in an informal, participant-driven environment. Folks must identify as LGBTQS+ to participate. I’m going to be acting as the … Continue reading Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Archivists

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Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

As my capstone project for my time as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I worked with Skylee-Storm Hogan to write a white paper on Open Education and Indigenous Knowledge. This white paper looks at the current state of Open Education Resources in Canada and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into OER. Spoiler – it … Continue reading Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

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Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

As my capstone project for my time as an eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellow, I worked with Skylee-Storm Hogan to write a white paper on Open Education and Indigenous Knowledge. This white paper looks at the current state of Open Education Resources in Canada and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into OER. Spoiler – it … Continue reading Community First: Open Practices and Indigenous Knowledge

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Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives

This week I presented a webinar on “Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series. The webinar focused on the basics of setting up, planning, and implementing digitization projects at community archives. It will include how-tos, potential workflows, and best practices for digitization initiatives. I spoke a lot … Continue reading Planning Digitization Projects for Community Archives

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Community Archival Description and Community Access

This week my colleague Jenna Lemay and I presented on “Community Archival Description and Community Access” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series. Our webinar focused on how the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre does archival description and archival access. We provided an overview of the Centre’s approach to both and also discussed specific … Continue reading Community Archival Description and Community Access

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Gardening and Writing

My latest post, “Growing Gardens, Growing Words” can be found over at The Covid Chroniclers blog. The post talks about my love of gardening and how the act of growing things can be used to talk about the act of writing. Basically, I like both gardening and writing. But both take effort and time.

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Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week, as part of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre’s ongoing webinar series I presented a Behind the Scenes look at the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition space. My talk focused on the Survivor community based approach of the exhibition, challenges of installing an exhibit in a University hallway, and decisions around which photos to … Continue reading Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall Behind the Scenes

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Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

My latest post written with Andrea Eidinger, “Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists” can be read over on Activehistory.ca. The piece looks at the recent dust up around the BC archives closure and the subsequent open letter written by history departments. It argues for historians and archivists working together and listening … Continue reading Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

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6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

Jean-Pierre Morin has started a YouTube series dedicated to Public Historians sharing their work. The series asks public historians six questions: 1-      Who are you?2-      How did you end up where you are?3-      What’s the nature of your work?4-      What do you enjoy most about your work?5-      What’s the biggest challenge in your work?6-      What keeps you motivated?  And lets folks … Continue reading 6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

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Archives Month Series

For the second year in a row I will be working with Nicole Belolan and Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan to edit an archives month series for the History@Work blog. It was wonderful working with Nicole and Kristin on the 2019 archives series and I’m looking forward to seeing how the series develops this year. This year’s series will … Continue reading Archives Month Series

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