Oral History Student Conference 2014

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:00 to 14:00

The third annual Student Oral History Conference provides students the opportunity to share their research with the public.


Where: Oral History Centre, Room 2B23, Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg

When: Saturday, May 31. 9 am – 2 pm.


With the following presentations;

Past Family Memory: Negotiating Stories and Shaping Identities Across Generations

This oral history research by Sally Papso explores how a family past is constructed through storytelling, how the stories are remembered, constructed, created, re-created, negotiated, re-negotiated, and how they help to shape individual and collective identity across generations.


Boom, Bust and Boom: The Oil Industry in Southwestern Manitoba

This oral history research project by Tyler Bugg explores the economic, social and community problems, benefits and changes that have occurred in the small town of Waskada and area due to the drilling for oil.


The Early Origins of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

The oral history project explores the experiences of disability rights activists who were involved in the founding of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. In addition interviewees also talk about their involvement in the creation of Winnipeg's Handi- Transit system.


CUPE 1063: Debunking Myths about Unionism

This oral history project explores the history of past and present union activists at CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Local 1063, which represents workers at the Manitoba Workers Compensation Board. This presentation will focus on dispelling some of the many of popular perceptions surrounding public sector unionism through the stories and experiences of those involved in the union movement.


All are welcome to attend the conference

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