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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 65: Letting Go To Make Space

In today’s episode I’m thinking about making space for new opportunities by letting go of old ones. I discuss balancing commitments, knowing when it is time to move on, and changing interests.  Mentioned in this episode: –Thinking Rock Community Arts-Erin Wunker, “Surthrival” on the Hook & Eye blog Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash Download or Listen Now:

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 64: Professional Growth Within An Organization

I’ve been working at Algoma University, in the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, since 2010. That’s a decade. In today’s episode I’m talking about means to stay at one institution for a long period of time and how to grow within local opportunities.  Mentioned in this episode: -Erin White, “What It Means to Stay” Photo by Andrew…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 46: Professional Development Vs. Professional Learning

Conference season is quickly approaching for many Canadian academics and with all of this travel comes conversations about professional development. In this episode, I discuss the differences between professional development and professional learning.  I also tackle questions of ongoing career development, active learning, and the funding of professional growth opportunities. I would love to hear…
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Historical Reminiscents EP 28: Spring Cleaning Your Work Life

It is finally warm here! And flowers are starting to grow! As Spring rolls around I’ve been getting the urge to start Spring cleaning.  What does Spring cleaning mean for folks working in academia and public history? How do you set yourself for success in the coming season?  In this episode I chat about shaking…
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Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

I’m currently at the National Council on Public History annual meeting (yay!) and with conference season ramping up I’ve been thinking a lot about networking.  In this episode I discuss networking as an introvert, conference survival tips, and small steps to building a strong network.  I also chat about virtual colleagues, asking for help, and…
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Historical Reminiscents EP 17: Leadership, Admin, And The Things They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

New podcast episode! In this week’s episode I discuss building admin and leadership skills within public history.  I talk about education gaps, how to gain hands on experience, and the importance of mentorship. How have you worked to build admin or management skills within public history? Leave a comment or send me a message on…
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NCPH Election Results

Jumping up and down news! (Okay, I admit that I might be the only one who jumps up and down at this news). I was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History (NCPH). Folks can find the complete election results in the March issue of the Public History News…
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Talking About Failure in Academia

Taking about failure is hard. The ways in which we talk about and process failure can be deeply personal. We often see failure of a representation of ourselves and take it personally. Folks in academia talk about success, however we are less apt to discuss those times we’ve failed to hit the mark. Failure is…
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Historical Reminiscents EP 16: Building Moderation Skills

New podcast episode! In this week’s episode I discuss effective moderation techniques and the role of a good moderator.  I try to answer the questions: How do you become a moderator? What does a moderator actually do? What skills do you need to bring to the table as a moderator? Do you have good or…
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Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium

Last week I participated in the Anishinaabe Inendamowin (thought) Research Symposium held at Algoma University. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Weaving Meaningful Anishinaabe Research Bundles” and there was an emphasis on enriching academic research through Indigenous ways of knowing. The symposium included community knowledge holders, post-secondary students from all levels, and established Indigenous…
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