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Association of Canadian Archivists Student Group

The Association of Canadian Archivists McGill University Student Chapter is dedicated to representing the future professionals of the Canadian archival community.

Upcoming Events

Winter 2015 Events

Eighth Annual Winter Colloquium, Friday, February 27th, SIS: Room 106

Please join us on Friday, February 27st, from 12:30 - 4 pm, in SIS room 106, 3661 Peel St., to learn about a variety of current archives-related issues and trends. Open to SIS students, faculty, and staff.


Winter 2014 Events

Sixth Annual Winter Colloquium, Friday, February 21st, SIS: Room 106

Please join us on Friday, February 21st, from 1 - 5 pm, in SIS room 106, 3661 Peel St., to learn about a variety of current archives-related issues and trends. 


Guest Lecturers:

Gordon Burr, McGill University: McGill Remembers and Digital Exhibitions

Patti Harper, Carleton University: Archival Narrative in Archival Institutional Blogs

Jeremy Heil, Queen's University: A Day in the Life of a Digital Archivist

Rhiannon Herbert, McGill University: Young Canada Works

Student Lecturers:

Naomi Endicott, MLIS I: Design and Theory of Crowdsourced Archival Processing and Description

Carolyne Ménard, MLIS II: Profession in the Postmodernist Era: Assumptions and Challenges

Amber Parker, MLIS I: Documenting Home: the Homestead Records series at the Saskatchewan Archives Board

Linda Pasquale, MLIS II: Evolution of Ethnic Archiving in North America

Samuel Sfirri, MLIS I: Audio Preservation: Sound Object Migration in the Archival Environment


If you are unable to make it to the Colloquium, there will be an opportunity to network and continue discussions at Thomson House, 3650 McTavish St. from 5 - 7 pm. See the ACA Facebook page for further information.


Past Events

Winter 2012 Events

Tour of the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa - Friday 9 March, departure time TBA!

In coordination with the CLA chapter, we have arranged a tour of the Canadian Conservation Institute, more details, including costs and transportation to come soon! We are presently determining if we have enough participants; please contact a member of the ACA Executive to confirm!


Winter Colloquium - SIS Mansion - Friday 16 March


Don't miss the biggest ACA event of the year, our theme is "Up Close and Personal: The Challenges of Small Archives" and we are presently accepting abstracts for people who wish to present.


Workshop at the BAnQ Preservation Centre - 2275, rue Holt,  Montréal - Friday 30 March, 9:30 AM


Please note that there is a limit of 30 participants for this workshop. Please contact an ACA Executive member if you wish to go, there is no cost! First, we will have a presentation on early printed books by Isabelle Robitaille, particularly focused on the materiality of books and the conservation and library aspect of this type of collection. Second,  Danielle will present "A panorama of Québec posters," including the BAnQ's collection of Quebec posters, the poster as ephemera, useful information to understand this type of production, and an historical overview of over 100 posters.


Fall 2011 Events

Tour of Cinémathèque québécoise - 335 de Maisonneuve Blvd East. Metro Berri-UQAM  - Friday 25 November, 12:45 PM!

Brown Bag Session

We will be holding a lunch-time brown bag session with Sarah Severson. Second-year students had the pleasure of attending Sarah’s presentation last year regarding her work with the CBC Television Archives. Sarah has recently begun a new position with the  multi-media company Moment Factory (check out the website http://www.momentfactory.com/en; this is the job your inner hipster has always wanted) and will speak about her role and the challenges of retaining and ensuring access to non-print archival materials (and about working for a company that creates concert installations for the Arcade Fire, M.I.A. and Celine Dion).


ACA 2011-2012 Brown Bag Seminar
Speaker: Sarah Severson, Moment Factory Archivist
Date: Friday November 18th 2011
Time: 1 pm
Location: TBA (Education building)

And of course, the Bake Sale!

Winter 2011 Events

2011 ACA Colloquium

The 2011 ACA Colloquium will occur on March 18, 2011 at Thompson House, McGill University. Further information will be posted soon.

See the ACA Facebook page for further information.

Fall 2010 Events


ACA McGill members participated in arranged tours of BAnQ Archives on Rue Viger (November 12th) and the Cinemathèque (November 26th). Those who are interested in participating in future tours are encouraged to join ACA McGill by speaking to any of the Executive.

ACA Brown Bag Series

Sarah Severson, Media Librarian at CBC
Friday November 5, 2010
Education Building, Room 433, 12:30 pm

Are you in the Archives stream? Librarianship? Knowledge Management? Do you have an interest in archives or records management?

Join the ACA McGill Student Chapter!

**For more information, please contact us at aca [dot] mcgill [at] gmail [dot] com**



Questions about anything on the ACA Student Group pages? Please contact the amanda [dot] haligowski [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (2013/14 ACA Communications Officer).