University of Waterloo Oral History Hub pilot.
- August 11, 2022-November 4, 2022
The University of Waterloo Archives (UWA) conducted an oral history pilot project in 2022 to actively document the University’s history through the lived experiences of staff, faculty, and students. This project took place to ensure that the perspectives of the interviewees are incorporated into the archival memory.
Interviewees were selected by members of an advisory committee that was struck to ensure the project captured a cross-selection of individuals from the Waterloo community. Working with historian Dr. Anne Millar, several staff, faculty, and students were interviewed.
The interviewees include:
Aaron Francis, PhD candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Professor Anita Layton, Canada 150 Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine
Brandon Sweet, Associate Director, Internal and Leadership Communications, University Relations
Camille Huo, student, School of Pharmacy
Professor Don Cowan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Cheriton School of Computer Science
Jacky Beckford-Henriques, Swimming Head Coach, Athletics
Jennifer Shousterman, Executive Assistant, Office of the President
Judi Jewinski, retired Administrative Dean, Renison University College
The interviews include discussions about the interviewees family background, their decision to come to Waterloo and the path that brought them there, as well as their thoughts about the institution and where it will be at 100 years old, in 2057.
University of Waterloo Archives