We’re back!

After a brief wordpress hiatus, the kids are back! Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming 2018-2019 year. For those interested in helping out this year please send an email to acaumchapter@gmail.com. We will be finalizing our executive and setting our goals and objectives for the year in the coming weeks.


Even More Congratulations!

Great news! More of our brilliant colleagues have successfully defended in the past couple months! We would like to congratulate Holly McElrea, Jessica Nichol, Jesse Boiteau and Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on the successful defense of their theses! You can read the theses of our previously successful Masters here: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history/archives/archtheses.html and watch for the final versions of the recently defended theses! We are excited for you! Congratulations Ladies and Gentleman!

ACA Mentorship Program

A number of students have used the mentorship program and have greatly appreciated the benefits of it! We encourage you to join and become a member of the ACA so that you can take advantage of being paired up with a seasoned professional who can offer you some guidance. Check it out:

If you are not familiar with the ACA Mentorship Program, now is a great time to get informed!

It’s a great opportunity for students to be paired with an experienced archivist to ask questions and learn more about archival work in Canada.

Since 2004 the program has helped pair up students and new archivists with experienced members of the archival community.  You have to be a member of the ACA to participate and student e-membership is $65.00 for a 3-year membership.  Applications can be submitted at the following:


If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Nick Richbell or the ACA.

Nick Richbell

Mentorship Program Coordinator,

On behalf of the ACA Membership Development Committee

ICA Bursary

We are pleased to Congratulate our very own Ryan Courchene on winning the ICA bursary!

“Ryan Courchene, a student in the JMP/Archival Studies M.A. Program, has been awarded a “New Professionals Program” bursary from the International Council of Archives to attend the ICA’s world Congress in Seoul in September. Ryan is the first Canadian recipient of the bursary and only the second from North America.”

For a further link to this ICA program and Ryan’s profile there, see below at the entry for 20 June 2016: