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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3pm to 6pm

With Block by Block, from the Toronto Ward Museum. Be part of one of the three simultaeaous public block parties here in Montreal!

We are pleased to announce this fall's programme of events at COHDS! By popular demand, we are offering:

Friday, September 22nd, from 12 to 2pm

With Alexandra Cherry, Public Programs Coordinator at Pier 21

Would you like to learn more about how the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Oral History collection has helped define the Museum, their exhibits and programmes? Now's your chance!

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently looking to hire a bilingual Digital Media and Lab Technician for the Fall semester.

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Welcome back everybody! Our first workshop of the fall semester will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 12 to 2pm. We will present our usual introductory workshop, recommended to all new affiliates.

This workshop will provide you with some of the fundamentals in the interdisciplinary field of oral history. Participants will learn about the evolution of the field, its approach to interviewing, ethics in research, and the many ways that oral historians now go public with their research and recorded stories.

Click here to register.

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently looking to hire a bilingual Lab and Events Assistant for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently looking to hire a bilingual Communications Assistant for the Fall 2017 semester.

The COHDS Annual General Assembly with a Keynote by Gracia Dyer Jalea will take place on Thursday, October 12th, 2017, from 11am to 3pm.

KEYNOTE (11am): Founding Toronto's First Museum of Migration from the Ground Up

Join Gracia Dyer Jalea, founding executive director, of the Toronto Ward Museum as she talks about the approach the Ward Museum has taken to create an inclusive space where stories of migration to Toronto can be expressed, exchanged and discussed with the hopes of inspiring a more equitable present and future for the lives of newcomers in Toronto. Gracia will speak about the founding of the museum, its guiding principles, partnerships, and ongoing work to establish the organization as a go to destination that is led and which represents the diverse voices of Torontonians

Lachlan MacKinnon (a student affiliate of COHDS) has been awarded Concordia University's Governor General Academic Medal (Gold) for his PhD thesis on “Deindustrialization on the Periphery: An Oral History of Sydney Steel, 1945-2001.” Congratulations!

Artist and activist Shahrzad Arshadi, a COHDS core member, was awarded the Women of Distinction 2017 Inspiration Award by the Women's Y Foundation of Montreal. Ms. Arshadi received this award for her socially-engaged work as a volunteer. Congratulations! 

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