Posts Categorized: Professional Development

Wide Angle Lens Session 4: Q&A with Elyse Abma-Bouma

Elyse Abma-Bouma, EHC’s Administrative & Programs Assistant, speaks on Thursday, February 11 (free registration now open to attend the 90-minute session at 2:00 or 7:00 PM) on the topic of Research at the fourth session in the webinar series Wide Angle Lens: Empowering Community Heritage Practices. Elyse will be joining course facilitator Catherine C. Cole… Read more »

Wide Angle Lens Session 3: Working ‘With’ and ‘In’ Communities Guest Speakers

This third 90-minute session in the EHC webinar series Wide Angle Lens: Empowering Community Heritage Practices covered the difference between the concepts of consultation, engagement, collaboration, partnership, community research, representation, inclusion, voice, and shared authority. We discussed the difference between working ‘in’ communities, as a community member, and working ‘with’ communities as an outsider, and… Read more »

Q&A with Seminar Facilitator Catherine C. Cole

On Thursday, January 14, register FREE to audit Working ‘With’ and ‘In’ Communities, the third in a series of five webinars presented by EHC (offered from 2:00 – 3:30 PM or 7:00 – 8:30 PM). The online workshop series Wide Angle Lens: Empowering Community Heritage Practices outlines the process, challenges, and answers some of the… Read more »

Guest Post: Edmonton Heritage Council & interVivos 2019 Mentorship Program

The blog post below was contributed on June 3, 2020 by Soni Dasmohapatra, Zohreh Saher, and Larissa Kho. Why an Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) mentorship program In the summer of 2019, while coordinating the Heritage Community Investment Program during a maternity leave coverage, Soni Dasmohapatra initiated a mentorship pilot project. This initiative brought to life… Read more »

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Mentor Spotlight – Marlena Wyman

Marlena (she/her) is a visual artist who has made Edmonton her home since 1974. She was born and raised in southern Alberta on her family farm near Rockyford. She worked at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for 28 years, and her artworks are inspired by her research into archival records. Marlena continues to work and… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Shawn Tse

Shawn Tse (he/him) is an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton based artist, filmmaker, and educator passionate about social change through arts and media. Shawn works closely with Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, Edmonton Chinese Television Society, and more. A second-generation Chinese Canadian, Shawn believes that minority cultures are underrepresented in Canadian arts and heritage industries and… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – David Ridley

David Ridley (he/him) is the Executive Director for the Edmonton Heritage Council and has been so since inauguration 10 years ago. He has over 25 years of experience in heritage and culture, in that time serving as Curatorial Researcher, Director of Research, and Curator and Program Manager. Being a part of the founding team of… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders (she/her) is the President, RPP (Registered Professional Planner with Alberta Professional Planners Institute) for POPULUS Community Planning Inc. She worked for the municipal government for 12 years before starting her own company and landing her “dream job.”  To Beth, the heritage sector is the people and organizations who tell our stories. Her role… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Elliott Young

Elliott Young (he/him) is an Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor with NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked with many diverse groups of Indigenous communities throughout his career, within different sectors and fields such as government, not-for-profits, and post-secondary institutions. Within each role, Elliott applies the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” to ensure… Read more »