Historical Reminiscents EP 13: Fostering Meaningful Student Work Experiences

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Since starting at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre in 2010 I have worked with a lot of students and new professionals. Over time I've developed really strong feels about the important of building meaningful placement, co-op, and work experiences for students. This episode dives into student mentorship and the importance of creating skill building opportunities … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 13: Fostering Meaningful Student Work Experiences

Employment Changes

I've had some changes on the job front recently. For over two years I have been working as an Archives Technician for the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  My job developed a lot over this time period, expanding from processing and description work to conducting educational tours, outreach initiatives, and reference support.As of this week, I've … Continue reading Employment Changes

Built Heritage Chat: Preservation Jobs

Today was the #builtheritage chat for May which focused on preservation jobs and employment within the preservation field. The chat was moderated by @jonaskayla, @PresConf, @PresNation, and @PreservationJob. A complete transcript of the chat is available here. The first question of the chat was What’s more critical to a successful preservation career – degrees or … Continue reading Built Heritage Chat: Preservation Jobs

Public History Survey

The preliminary results of a 2008 survey of public history professionals was recently released. These results are available via the American Historical Association publication Perspectives on History and in the NCPH newsletter.This survey was organized in an attempt to provide better understanding of the public history profession, and perhaps create a clearer definition of public … Continue reading Public History Survey