Historical Reminiscents EP 35: Approaching Collaboration

Two lego stormtroopers holding hands. right side reads: Episode 35 Approaching Collaboration.

Collaboration is becoming more and more common in the workplace and in academia.  However, collaborative work practices aren't something that are typically emphasized in humanities graduate programming. In today's episode I talk about the impact of collaboration on scholarship and how to reach out to potential collaborators. I would love to hear other perspectives on … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 35: Approaching Collaboration

Historical Reminiscents EP 34: Pay People For Their Work

Journal with a dollar sign. Right side reads Episode 34: Pay People For Their Work

Talking about money is hard, but it is an important part of maintaining a healthy professional community.  In today's episode I talk about fair pay, salary transparency, the underpayment of heritage professionals, and precarious labour. I would love to hear other perspectives on the value of labour within academia and heritage fields, leave a comment … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 34: Pay People For Their Work

Speaking Up: The Clothing Edition

Hanging rack of grey clothes.

I've started and deleted this post multiple times, not because the topic isn't important but because talking about it makes me feel tremendously vulnerable. I've thought a lot about professional expectations and social niceties.  I've also thought a lot about fear and the ways in which fear can stifle meaningful discussion. I've also had a … Continue reading Speaking Up: The Clothing Edition

Historical Reminiscents EP 33: Practicing Kindness and Gratitude

Sign reading Kindness is Magic.

If you've listened to me speak about emerging professionals and mentoring you probably know I have strong feels about creating space and how we as a profession should welcome new folks.  Academic and heritage spaces can be intimidating for new professionals, first generation folks, and marginalized people.  This episode tackles how we can take a … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 33: Practicing Kindness and Gratitude

Colonialism, Maple Syrup, and Ways of Knowing

Four bottles of maple syrup

My most recent piece "Colonialism, Maple Syrup, and Ways of Knowing" can be seen over on Activehistory.ca.  The post looks at the intersection of maple syrup, national identity, appropriation, and Indigenous knowledge.  The post is definitely just a first look at maple syrup and colonialism, and I would really suggest folks check out the further … Continue reading Colonialism, Maple Syrup, and Ways of Knowing

OER and Exploring Pressbooks

I recently starting working with Pressbooks as a way to develop an Open Educational Resource (OER) about residential schools and the history of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. For folks not familiar will Pressbooks, it is a publishing platform that you easily create ebook and print-ready files for printing physical … Continue reading OER and Exploring Pressbooks

Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall

Reclaiming shingwauk Hall poster

A permanent exhibition project I have been working on since 2012 is finally coming into fruition.  The first part of the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition will open on August 3, 2018 and is dedicated to the generations of Survivors who attended Indian Residential Schools across the country. Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall was developed and led by the … Continue reading Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall

Historical Reminiscents EP 32: Confidence and Job Applications

Person standing on a rock face. Right side reads: "Episode 32: Confidence and Job Applications"

Job applications can be full of emotional labour, self-doubt, and stress.  How do you know if you are qualified for a job? Should you take the time to apply? In this episode I talk about cover letters, equivalent experience, and putting yourself out there. I also discuss the intersection of gender, job applications, and impostor … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 32: Confidence and Job Applications

Historical Reminiscents EP 31: Spaces for Slow Scholarship

Red turtle swimming, on right text reads "Episode 31: Spaces for Slow Scholarship"

Last week I participated in the Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute (MISHI), a week grounded in cultural and land based learning practice.  Throughout the week I was struck by how the practice of slow scholarship and taking time to deeply engage with reflection can be used within historical thinking.  In this episode I talk about … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 31: Spaces for Slow Scholarship

Project Funding News

Five people doing fist bumps.

I've been fortunate to be part of a number of projects that have recently received funding news.  I am very excited about all of this work, much of which involves community, engagement, and cross-cultural learning methods. The TRC-TF was recently awarded at SSHRC Insight Grant for "Establishing a framework for reconciliation action and awareness within … Continue reading Project Funding News