1st year feature – Kristine Lehew

Hey, it isn’t always easy to meet the 1st years. With their noses to the grindstone and our  thesis-year students busy working at home here in Winnipeg, across Canada and abroad it’s tough to cross paths sometimes. So, we’ve decided to bring the 1st years to you through some individual features.

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Kristine Lehew is a first-year student in the Archival Studies program at the University of Manitoba. Kristine was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. In Calgary, she completed her undergrad at St. Mary’s University with a Bachelors of Arts majoring in History. When Kristine was fourteen years old, she saw an archivist on a television show. She thought that the archivist was the “coolest person ever” and that the archivist was so lucky to get to handle all of those old documents. This sparked a passion in Kristine that led to many confusing conversations and explanations with career counsellors, friends and family. She started following her passion by volunteering at the Roman Catholic Diocese archives in Calgary. This led to many more wonderful experiences in archives. Kristine worked as summer student in the City of Calgary’s and King’s Own Calgary Regiment’s archives. She also spent a summer doing records management assistance for the Office of the President at the University of Calgary. This all eventually led her to the University of Manitoba’s Archival Studies program. Kristine’s research interests tend to focus on Canadian childhood history and religious history. When she is not studying Kristine loves to travel, hike (in her backyard Rocky Mountains) and dance.

Welcome to the program Kristine!



Congrats Petra!

Big congratulations to Petra Lundy who successfully defended her thesis this morning!

Since our last post in early 2017, the Archival Studies program has seen a number of other successful defences which includes Chantel Fehr, Sarah Story, Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, Nicole Courrier, Marta Dabros, Alanna Wood, Leesha Cowan, Tyler McNally, and Kevin Palendat. Well done everyone!

For a full list of the ever growing research theses produced by our program click here.


Bake sale this Friday!

It’s that time of year again when exam stress is hitting and people’s stomachs are grumbling. Well have no fear, the ACA student chapter baking squad is here. This Friday from 9am-3pm come indulge in some sweets. You’ll find us on the 1st floor of Fletcher Argue at the U of M Fort Garry Campus.


ACA Mentorship Program

The ACA’s Mentorship Program  is now open for applications! The program offers an excellent opportunity for students with an ACA membership to network and match with a mentor. The program introduces students to a member of the archival community and provides opportunities to ask any questions they might have about becoming an archivist, archival concepts, special interests in archives, and more. For more information, visit the ACA’s website here – ACA Mentorship Program