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

Historical Reminiscents EP 30: Podcasting As Scholarship

Iphone with headphones sitting on a book. Right side reads "Episode 30: Podcasting as Scholarship"

While attending the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting in Regina I attended a meetup for the Secret Feminist Agenda podcast.  Part of this meetup included a launch of the open peer review of the podcast.  This experience got me thinking about the scholarship behind podcasting.  Can podcasts count as academic work? Do they need to … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 30: Podcasting As Scholarship

CHA and Regina Extras

First Nations University Exterior

When I attend conferences I typically try to engage in a couple of activities outside of the conference programming.  This usually means scoping out local museums, heritage sites, and art galleries. While in Regina I was able to squeeze in a few local sights and engage in some more general Congress programming in addition to … Continue reading CHA and Regina Extras

Tweets from CHA 2018

I spent this week at the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting.  I was pleasantly surprised by the range of context at this year's meeting and was thrilled to be able to listen to so many great sessions on public history and Indigenous history. I live tweeted the majority of the sessions I attended.  I … Continue reading Tweets from CHA 2018