Myseum Connects: Documenting Diverse Histories Part 1. Institutional vs Community Archives

Well, I am not an archivist. [LAUGHS] I think that sort of brings in some neutral space into the work I do, because I’m not a scientist of archives. I work with people and communities. And I work at ‘technically’ a community archive. I think the feeling is at the ArQuives A-R-Q-U-I-V-E-S that our history […]

Myseum Connects: Documenting Diverse Histories – Part 2

It’s very challenging. My job at the archives is trying to build bridges with communities that we have historically marginalized, including the Trans community, BIPOC communities, and I am BIPOC, so it’s an asset to my position and still I have to hold that card very carefully and it’s not actually card it’s a whole […]

Myseum Connects: Documenting Diverse Histories – Part 7

I think archives can serve different purposes for different communities and they’re not mutually exclusive. So, I think we think of archives as what one person might call ‘an arsenal of accountability’, so they become evidence, right? and early archives were evidence of property ownership, of patrilineal, you know genealogy, of rights and entitlements for […]

Myseum Connects: Documenting Diverse Histories – Part 3

In the early years of what is now the ArQuives (with the Q), it was really founded by two, possibly three champions, who saw that there was something of value there. So the the Gay Liberation Movement had come to an extent had come to a point at which it had produced material culture but […]

Helping Your Community Through Volunteering

Why do people volunteer? A good question after a lot of brain strain, I still have no answer For many years I walked around the area I live for exercise and relaxation I encountered many people while walking and we would pass each other without saying a word Out of blue I decided to smile […]

David Evans: 2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

I’m Dave Evans. I’m associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto and the Temerty Chair in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum. I’m a dinosaur paleontologist and I study the dying days of the dinosaurs — the last few million years of the age of dinosaurs. […]

Daniel De Carvalho: 2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

My name is Daniel De Carvalho. I am associate professor, department of medical biophysics at University of Toronto and senior scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Today, most of the cancers in Canada and worldwide are the technical late stage — when the possibility to treat and cure the patient is relatively low. My research […]

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

I’m Dave Evans. I’m associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto and the Temerty Chair in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum. I’m a dinosaur paleontologist and I study the dying days of the dinosaurs — the last few million years of the age of dinosaurs. […]

Girl Finds Her Birth Family ONLINE & Meets Them! EMOTIONAL ADOPTION LOST FAMILY REUNION

– Daddy’s here. Daddy’s here! – When I was told we were moving to Trinidad, I was like, What is Trinidad? Where is Trinidad? What is Trinidad and Tobago? Is that like, two countries or something? Are we moving to one or two? And I’ve been living here for the past two and a half […]

Why I Give Back to the Toronto Humane Society

Fostering through the Toronto Humane Society is important to me because I know how much good work they do and I wanted to help give back an animal in need, an animal that often needs a little more love and little more time and patience My name is Enid, I’ve always loved animals and when […]