Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

Carole Saulnier

President, Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

An ethnologist by training (bachelor’s degree from Laval University) and holding a Master’s in library and information sciences (University of Montreal), Ms. Saulnier is Assistant to the Secretary General of Laval University, in charge of historical archives and the management of administrative documents and historical and heritage files.

Her main interests include administrative document management, in particular digital document management and processing and preservation of oral archives. She has collaborated on major historical archive projects, such as the Comité de planification des normes de description, which delivered the Règles de description des documents d’archives (RDDA), and the implementation of the Réseau de diffusion des archives du Québec (RDAQ) by the RAQ, in collaboration with BAnQ.

Over the last several years, she has been involved in various digital document management projects.

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***Co-Chair, SCCA (2018-2020)***

Vice president, Corporate Affairs,  Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

Cédric Champagne has been the Director of Archives and Document Management Services at the Université du Quebec à Montréal since 2016.  Over the past 10 years, he has accumulated a rich and varied experience in different organizations such as Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Commission d’enquête sur l’octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l’industrie de la construction (CEIC) [the inquiry committee on the awarding and management of public contracts in the construction industry], and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).  He was put in charge of courses at the Université de Montréal’s École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information [school of library and information sciences] and has filled several contractual mandates as an independent contractor.  He has a Masters degree as well as a major in History, a minor in medieval studies, and a certificate in management of documents and archives.

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Luciana Duranti

***Co-Chair, SCCA (2018-2020)***

President, Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

 Dr. Luciana Duranti received all her degrees in history and archival science from the Sapienza University of Rome and in 1978 became State Archivist at the State Archives of Rome. She began her academic career at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1982 and moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1987. She is Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management of digital records in the master’s and doctoral archival programs of the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. She is also Faculty Associate Member of the UBC College for Interdisciplinary Studies, Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, and, since 2011, Affiliated Full Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, US. Duranti was President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 1998-1999 and, since 1998, is the Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives, and of the InterPARES research project.

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Director at Large, Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Suher Zaher-Mazawi has been an Archivist at the Archives of Ontario since 2014. Prior to that, she worked for, and was consulted by, various organizations in the fields of records and information management, mainly in British Columbia. Her interests include: archival appraisal, recordkeeping systems, information seeking behaviours, providing access to information, education and awareness, and the development of taxonomies, information architectures and metadata schemes. Suher has been actively involved with professional organizations. She served on the boards of the Archives Association of British Columbia (as Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee, 2012-2013) and ARMA Vancouver Chapter (as Web Manager, 2012-2014). She also served as member of the ARMA Vancouver Programs Committee, 2011-2012).

Suher holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She also holds an Master degree in Exact Science Education (focus on Mathematics), and has over 15 years of experience as a Mathematics teacher and educator, which lends her pedagogical approach in her current work.

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Lara Wilson, MA, MAS

Chairperson, Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Lara Wilson holds a Master of Arts in History in Art from the University of Victoria (UVic), and a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC).  She was appointed Director of UVic Special Collections in August 2013 in addition to her continuing appointment as University Archivist, a position she has held since 2007. She has twice served as the President of the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC), and currently chairs the Canadian Council of Archives. During her time with the AABC, the organization piloted and implemented the AtoM software as the technical platform for the provincial network, now called MemoryBC.  As a student at UBC, she served as a research assistant on the InterPARES 1 project.

In 2016, Lara Wilson was elected as the first Chair of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives, for a one-year term.

Christina M. Nichols

Executive Director, Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Christina M. Nichols joined the Canadian Council of Archives as Executive Director, in August 2003. She is a seasoned professional in association management, with extensive experience in business development, start-ups, strategic planning, communications and marketing.

Christina holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and a graduate Diploma of Association Management from the Canadian Society of Association Executives. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and has completed an MBA, specializing in financial services and small/medium enterprise studies, from l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Previously, Christina’s career has included the implementation of national standards, establishment of membership structures and benefit programmes, development of educational and certification programmes, fundraising, design of e-learning programmes, and experience as a finance officer for several national higher education associations.

A dedicated volunteer, Christina also shares her expertise with many committees and boards at both the national and community levels.

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)


Fred Farrell

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)

Fred Farrell received a B.A. and a B.Ed. from Saint Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, NS. While studying for his master’s degree in history at the University of New Brunswick in 1974, he found a summer job at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB), where he has been working for over 26 years. Over the years he has taken archives courses through the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives of Canada, and the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Currently Fred is Director of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Member of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) since 1979, he has been Chair of the ACA Publications Committee from 1980 to 1982 and of the Council of Archives New Brunswick from 1990 to 1992. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer for the Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, member of the New Brunswick Historic Sites Commemoration Board and of the Canadian Archives Foundation Board. He served as Chair of the Canadian Council of Archives from 2000 to 2006.

John Roberts

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)

John Roberts is a seasoned senior executive with years of experience in information management and government recordkeeping and archives. His career with the Government of New Zealand spans over 25 years. Most recently, as the Director of Relationship Management with the Department of Internal Affairs, he delivered programs designed to enhance recordkeeping and archives capability across central and local government.

John has excellent knowledge of information management, and of access to information and privacy protection laws and practices that foster government accountability. He successfully created and led the policy design and implementation of new public recordkeeping legislation in New Zealand and supported the integration of Archives New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs.

John holds a Master’s degree in Information Management and Systems from Australia’s Monash University.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Guy Berthiaume

Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Dr. Guy Berthiaume assumed the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Library and Archives Canada, he was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec between 2009 and 2014, following a 30‑year career in academia. Dr. Berthiaume holds a Doctorate in History.

In addition to serving as a professor of Ancient History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), he held administrative positions focusing on research and university development. Previous roles include Vice-President, Development and Public Affairs, Université de Montréal, and Vice-President, Research and Creation, UQAM.

Normand Charbonneau

Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operating Officer, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Normand Charbonneau is Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operation Officer at Library and Archives Canada since April 2015. He was Québec provincial archivist from 2012 to 2015. He taught at the Université du Québec in Montréal, and at Université Laval in Quebec City. He was involved in the ‘’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)’’, the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) and the ‘’Association internationale des archivistes francophones (AIAF)’’. He is presently Vice President at the International Council on archives (ICA).