Taskforce Leads

Archival Workforce Taskforce

Patricia Forget

University Archivist, Archives and Records Management Officer, Université de Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Patricia Forget is a specialist in documentary heritage.  She has training and multi-disciplinary experience: a Master’s degree in Museology from the Université de Montréal, International student at the École du Louvre de Paris, a Certificate in Archival Studies from Université de Montréal, a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Archaeology from the Université de Michel de Montaigne (Bordeau III), and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

She is currently the University Archivist and Officer responsible for the Archives and Records Management team at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) since 2008.

Also a lecturer in cybermuseology at the École multidisciplinaire de l’Image at UQO from 2010 to 2014, she pursued research on digital preservation.  She has presented her research findings, case studies, and projects internationally at the Communication, Organisation, Société du Savoir et Information (COSSI) colloquium, as well as at the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme.

From 2003 to 2008, she participated as Team Leader of archives and museology for several virtual exhibit projects at the Canadian Museum of Civilization which were financed in part by the Canadian Culture Online Initiative (CCO) of Heritage Canada.

She began her career in documentary management in the field of law at the national cabinet of Heenan Blaikie as well as at the Barreau du Québec (the Bar of the Province of Quebec).

Kathryn Harvey

Head of Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Kathryn Harvey has been the Head of Archival and Special Collections at the University of Guelph since 2009. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Alberta (1995) and an MLIS from Dalhousie University (2005).  Prior to her move into a career in archives she held positions as the Production Manager of The Dalhousie Review and Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals as well as the Project Manager of the Dalhousie University Library’s first digital humanities project. She has taught a wide variety of courses from English to event planning to Archives and the Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Guelph. Her most recent research investigates the development of archival management systems and digital preservation. Dr. Harvey served as President of the Association of Canadian Archivists in 2015 and 2016.

Awareness Strategy Taskforce

Jacinthe Duval

Archivist-Coordinator, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

Jacinthe Duval was born in Manitoba, where she obtained her Master’s degree in History with specialization in archival studies at the University of Manitoba.  She has worked by turns in the archives of the Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge and at Société Radio-Canada before becoming an archivist at the Centre du patrimoine  in Saint-Boniface between 1999 and 2009.  During that time, she engaged with the community as secretary-treasurer, then as president of the Association for Manitoba Archives.  In 2009, she landed the job of archivist at the Archives of the University of Ottawa.  In addition, she continues to stay engaged in the community as secretary of the Association des archivistes du Québec, as well as in the Archives à voix hautes des deux rives de l’Outaouais group.  In 2016, Jacinthe Duval obtained the position of archiviste-coordinator at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Gatineau.

Heather Gordon

City Archivist for the City of Vancouver               

Heather Gordon is the City Archivist for the City of Vancouver. In 2005 she joined the City as manager of its corporate records standards project, an initiative aimed at standardizing records classification and records retention scheduling across the organization. Following the completion of the project in 2006 she assumed her official post as the Manager of the City of Vancouver Archives, a position she held until July 2013 when she was appointed to her current position.Prior to joining the City, she served as the Records Management Coordinator for the City of Coquitlam and before that as Archivist for the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph in Kingston, Ontario. Over the course of her career she has held various board and committee positions with the Archives Association of British Columbia, the Archives Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian Archivists, and currently serves on the board of Canadiana.org. Heather holds a Masters of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Calgary.

Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconcilitation Commission Taskforce

Erica Hernandez-Read

Archivist, Access & Digital Initiatives, University of Northern British Columbia

Erica Hernández-Read is the Archivist, Access & Digital Initiatives for the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia. As a passionate advocate for the preservation of, and access to, our shared documentary and artefactual heritage, Ms. Hernández-Read has spent the last 16 years working in the fields of archives, records and museum collections management. Ms. Hernández-Read is also a staunch advocate for “participatory” archiving and for providing for the inclusion of marginalized and underrepresented peoples within Canada’s archival system. Since joining the Northern BC Archives in 2006 she has been involved in facilitating MOU terms of agreement between local First Nations communities and the University as it pertains to archival material currently on restricted loan to the NBCA. A member of the Indigitization Program Steering Committee since 2015, she also works to assist local First Nations community applicants in grant writing and project facilitation. She provides consultative services to regional First Nations communities interested in setting up archives and archives-related programmes and is currently also acting as a mentor to community members currently in the process of upgrading their skill base so as to serve as their community archivist. She is a member of Prince George Heritage Commission, the BC Bibliography Project, the BC Digitization Coalition, and the ACA- SIS Online Learning Committee, and is Chair of the ACA-SIS on Aboriginal Archives.