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October 2008

Brown Bag Lunch (Wednesday 17th October, Noon to 1pm)

Come and discuss the wonderful world of Records Management in preparation for our upcoming guest speaker, Alex Richmond, Senior Archivist - Records Management at the McGill University Archives in MS-42!

November 2008

Brown Bag Lunch (Wednesday 14th November, Noon to 1pm)

Bring your lunch and join us to prepare for a discussion with our upcoming speaker, Howard Shubert from the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal.
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March 2008

Brown Bag Lunch (Thursday 26th March, Noon to 1pm)

Bring your lunch and join us to prepare for our discussion with next week's guest speaker, McGill University Archives Director Theresa Rowat, who will be discussing how to define and go about obtaining the job you want.

Guest Speakers

We look forward to seeing our second guest speaker of the term, Alex Richmond.

Thursday November 1, 2008 from 5pm to 6:30pm in MS-24


We look forward to welcoming Howard Shubert of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, our third guest speaker this term. Mr. Shubert will be speaking about his new digitized exhibition project at the CCA.

Thursday November 22, 2008 from 12:15-1:15pm in MS-42

April 2008

Tuesday April 1, 2008 - 12:00p.m. in MS-42 - Guest speaker Theresa Rowat, Director, McGill University Archives: Have you been wondering what exactly you would like to do with your degree once you graduate? Do you know what you would like to do, but are unsure of how to get the position that you would like? Theresa Rowat will be addressing these issues, and providing suggestions for what steps to take to achieve your professional archives-related goals. Highly recommended for all interested archives students, whether you are graduating this year or next!

Thursday April 24, 2008 - Colloquium with speaker Terry Cook - 10:00am-4:30pm

The McGill Chapter of the ACA would like to invite interested students to participate in a Student Colloquium at the McGill University School of Information Studies.

The symposium topics will be:

  • "The Importance of Developing Professional Competencies"
  • "Tradition to Innovation: Archival Principles Today"

Our plenary speaker will be Terry Cook, whose leadership led to the re-engineering of the government records disposition program at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in 2002-04. The framework of accountability has grown since the launch of Cook's macroappraisal program at the (former) National Archives of Canada in 1990-1.

The plenary title is "Mindless Ox, Efficient Vacuum Cleaner, Compliant Handmaiden, or Invisible Ghost: Towards a New Role for Archivists in the Twenty-First Century"

Wine & Cheese

Join us for an evening of networking with McGill SIS alumni. Find out what alumni from SIS are doing in the Information Industry today