Archivist feature: Seon Min

Seon Young (Sara) Min is a graduate student in the Master of Archival Studies Program and works as a Digital Curation Assistant at the University of Manitoba Libraries. Sara has worked at the Banff Museum and Archives of the Canadian Rockies and the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections as an Archival Assistant. Her research is on the emotional affect of photographic records, focusing on family photographs and albums. Sara’s research examines how records affect record creators, archivists, and archive users to provide a humanist approach to archival theories and practices.Seon Min


Archivist features coming soon!

Over the course of the summer, we will be featuring some of our awesome students! Archivist features will highlight our students’ current research, internships, and work experiences. Keep an eye out for the first post on May 1st!

ACA UM Chapter goes skating


group ice skating

-20 temperatures are practically toasty here in Winnipeg so what better way to celebrate the warm temps than to hit the river trail! We decided to explore the Red River portion hoping the wind wouldn’t be too bad…and it wasn’t! Along the way we checked out some of the neat warming huts. We made it about 3/4 of the way down the trail before deciding to head back to the Forks to find some beverages and hot food. It was well needed – see Andrew’s face.

All in all, it was a great time, thanks to everyone who was able to make it out!



1st Year Feature: Laura Elsie Garinger

laura elsie

Laura Elsie Garinger was born and raised in Flin Flon, MB, in Treaty 5 territory. While working on her Honours History degree at the University of Winnipeg, she was introduced to many different student groups, including the Canadian Federation of Students, where she served as the Manitoba component’s Women’s Commissioner for two years, as well as with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, where she served as the Vice-President Student Affairs and President. Although she has experience working in a library, a gallery, and a museum (thanks, Young Canada Works!), she decided to apply to the Archival Studies program at the University of Manitoba to stay connected to historical study while also providing an important public service. Laura Elsie is focusing her thesis on the place of scientific data in the archives, particularly botanical specimens. Her hobbies include knitting, gardening (confined to the indoors), social justice activism, and making pies. 

Welcome to the program Laura!

Welcome back!

Busses are packed. Campus is buzzing. Classes are back in session. Hope everyone is having a nice first week of the semester. I’ll be sending out an email tomorrow to our exec to set up a meeting so we can discuss plans for January to April. Keep an eye out for events and workshops in the near future!