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!
Libraries: Elis Ing and Andrea Quaiattini, McGill University Library
Thursday February 11 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
The second workshop will feature Elis Ing, liaison librarian with the McGill University Rare Books and Special Collections, and is responsible for archival collections and children’s literature, includingt the business papers of James McGill as well as the Masson Collection of North West Company Papers.
Andrea Quaiattini is liasison librarian with the McGill University Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, and is responsible for Indigenous Health and medicine.
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.