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.
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!