August 13, 2013
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” As my internship comes to an end, I can’t help but take the advice of one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss.   My name is Desiree Fuller and I am a University of Toronto student, enrolled in the two-year Masters of Museum Studies program....
July 31, 2013
Working as a tour guide in Canada has been both rewarding and challenging. My career as a tour guide started two years ago on Parliament Hill. In the beginning, it was only a nice way to pay for my university studies. I was born and raised in Mexico, and immigrated to Canada in 2006. Mexico made me...
July 23, 2013
Last month, I attended the annual Association of Canadian Archivists’ conference, held this year in Winnipeg. From the theme of "Community as Archives, Archives as Community," emerged creative redefinitions for and challenges to traditional concepts of archiving and archivists as shaped and...
July 17, 2013
“You can travel all alone, or you can come with me” – Buffy Sainte-Marie   By Sofia Samper and Jessica Sigurdson   Before we met Buffy Sainte-Marie in June of this year to conduct an oral history interview for one of our Museum’s exhibits, we weren’t sure what to expect. We weren’t too familiar...
July 9, 2013
I recently attended Museums and the Web, an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. One of the underlying threads in the presentations that began to stand out clearly was the application of Design...
June 18, 2013
“If you are with us, we'll feed you; if not, we'll kill you." This is what former Guatemalan President Rios Montt reportedly said to an audience of indigenous Guatemalans in 1982.  The president kept his promise. During Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, 200,000 people (mostly Indigenous) were...
May 14, 2013
Where the heck are Grosvenor School’s Grade 6 students? Inspired by a viral YouTube star, a group of Grade 6 students from Winnipeg’s Grosvenor School  decided to create their own dance video last week outside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Teacher Sid Williamson said her students were...
May 7, 2013
In 2010, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched a program that would spark a national student movement for social justice and human rights in Canadian classrooms. It’s called “Imagineaction” and it has expanded beyond our initial expectations: 1,700 teachers who have involved over 90,000...
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