The School of Information Studies Equity Committee is hosting a four-part workshop on Indigenous acknowledgement and reconciliation. The workshop will be hosting speakers from the fields of galleries, libraries, archives and museums to talk about their roles and experiences with land acknowledgements, truth and reconciliation and recognition of Indigenous collections within their institutions.
The workshops will be hosted online and students who attend all four events will receive a certificate of participation.
Please click the link below and log in with your McGill credentials for the Zoom link to participate
We hope you will join us for the series:
every Thursday @3PM throughout all of February!
Archives: Raymond Frogner, Royal BC Museum
Thursday February 4 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
The first workshop will feature Raymond Frogner, archivist with the Royal BC Museum and was the previous director of archives for the National Center of Truth and Reconciliation.
Libraries: Elis Ing, McGill University Rare Books and Special Collections
Thursday February 11 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
The second workshop will feature Elis Ing, librarian with the McGill University Rare Books and Special Collections who has worked with Indigenous special collections and is currently developing library guides on these collections.
Museums: Jonathan Lainey, McCord Museum
Thursday, February 18 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
The third workshop will feature Jonathan Lainey, Curator, Indigenous Cultures at the McCord Museum and previously worked at the Canadian Museum of History. His areas of interest include the social, political and cultural history of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec and Canada as well as material culture and its interpretation.
Galleries: Gwendolyn Owens, McGill University Visual Arts Collection
Thursday, February 25 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
The fourth workshop will feature Gwendolyn Owens, Director of McGill’s Visual Arts Collection, who previously held curatorial positions at Cornell University and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, among others. Her scholarly work covers a range of subjects relating to art and design.