The Workers’ History Museum was very fortunate to receive funding from Young Canada Works for two students from June to October 2020. They worked on two projects over the summer and early fall. We apologise for not posting this earlier but due to the website redesign, it did not happen.

Jenna Emslie is attending Carleton University doing her Masters Degree in Arts/Applied Arts with a specialty in Public History. She was selected to work on a new online project titled Pandemics, People and Public Health: Stories from the Frontline Exhibit. This exhibit covers 130 years of pandemics in Canada and the National Capital Region.

COVID-19 resulted in delays with the exhibit and getting archival photos from Library and Archives Canada and Ottawa City Archives. The research has been done and we will be finalizing the project in 2021.

Candide Uyanze had just graduated from the University of Ottawa with her Bachelors (Honours) degree in Communication/Media. She started at Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD University) in September 2020 to work on her Masters. She worked on creating a video from our raw footage and it was launched virtually on YouTube in November 2020. What is A Family: The Struggle for Equal Benefits recounts the stories of two couples who won a Human Rights Tribunal decision to get equal benefits for gay and lesbian couples in the federal government. To date, there have been over 1,000 views with very positive feedback.

We wish both students the very best as they continue with their education. We were vey lucky to have worked with both of them.