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 2016

Ninth Annual Winter Colloquium, Friday, February 12th, SIS: Room 106

We will once again be hosting a colloquium offering students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn more about current archives-related issues and trends. 

The ACA McGill Student Chapter is pleased to welcome the following speakers

  • Melissa Pipe, Audivisual Archives at Marvin Duchow Music Library, McGill University
  • Tim Walsh, Archivist, Digital Archives, Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Ann Marie Holland, History of Printing Collections and Canadiana Collections/Liaison Librarian
  • Shannon Hodge, Director of Archives, Jewish Public Library
  • Greg Houston, Head of Digitization and New Media Administrator, McGill Library Digital Initiatives


This event is open to all and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event and to RSVP, please contact the ACA McGill Coordinators at acamcgillstudentchapter [at]  


Past Events

Winter 2015

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

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


Winter 2012 

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


Fall 2011

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; 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 

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 


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 acamcgillstudentchapter [at]**



Questions about anything on the ACA Student Group pages? Please contact a kristen.young [at] (2015/16 ACA Communications Officer).