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What’s Happening

2602, 2021

Lucky Us

Lucky Us We are very pleased to have Sam Derby-Wiman doing his placement term from January to April 2021 working on our collection. He is a third-year student in the Applied Museum Studies program (AMS) at Algonquin College and his professional interest is collections management. We are hoping [...]

502, 2021

Meet Our Summer Students from 2020

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 [...]

1412, 2020

Justice and Dignity for All: Stories from the Struggle for Pay Equity

By Evert Hoogers, retired postal worker and former CUPW National Union Representative. This gripping labour documentary takes 34 minutes to provide an inspiring account of 40 years of struggle by rural and suburban mail couriers in successfully winning the right to unionize, joining the Canadian Union of Postal Workers [...]

712, 2020

John Taylor (1939 – 2020)

A friend of the Workers’ History Museum recently passed away after a brief illness. He was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Carleton University. John taught a range of Canadian History and Urban History courses. He was the co-founder and editor of Urban History Review. When [...]

1505, 2020

Travel Encounters

A SUGAR WORKER'S CEMETERY IN FAR-OFF KAUAI by Paul Harrison, WHM Photographer and Image Archivist In my travels, camera in hand, I am alert for opportunities to explore historical sites, and my connection with the Workers' History Museum makes me particularly eager to identify historic places of work. Rarely, however, [...]

1801, 2020

2019 Pat McGrath Scholarship recipient

The Workers’ History Museum is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Pat McGrath Scholarship. She is Katharine Clark Katharine Clark is working on her Master of Science in Statistics at McMaster University in Hamilton. She is a teaching assistant and a new member of the union for teaching [...]

3110, 2019

CLIFF 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM PSAC HQ ,233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, CLiFF issues important to working people from Canada and around the world.

1406, 2019

Exciting News!

Two exciting announcements were made at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity's annual gala in Toronto on May 17th Two exciting announcements were made at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity's annual gala in Toronto on May 17th. They announced that they would open the world's [...]

2404, 2019

Galer Book Review

Written for an academic audience, Dustin Galer’s Working Towards Equity: Disability Rights and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century Canada Book Review: Working Towards Equity: Disability Rights and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century Canada --- by Kathleen Ogilvie, volunteer with Workers’ History Museum Written for an academic audience, Dustin Galer’s Working Towards Equity: [...]

804, 2019

Mayworks Ottawa Event

Mayworks is a festival of working class culture that is rooted in an understanding that workers share a common struggle Mayworks is a festival of working class culture that is rooted in an understanding that workers share a common struggle for justice and the arts are an important means of [...]

2903, 2019

Images of the Month

The WHM image archivist has been assembling a collection of images not available elsewhere to become a unique record of the lives and workplaces of workers. While yet to be officially launched, we are featuring here a Gallery of some of the more interesting ones, and the stories behind them. [...]

1801, 2019

2018 Pat McGrath Scholarship Recipient

Melissa Sinfield is attending Saint Paul University in Ottawa working on her Masters in Conflict Studies. She has her Bachelor of Social Science, Honours in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa. Melissa Sinfield is attending Saint Paul University in Ottawa working on her Masters in Conflict Studies. [...]

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