Oral History Student Conference 2014

The third annual Student Oral History Conference provided University of Winnipeg oral history students the opportunity to share their research with the public.

 

The event took plays at the Oral History Centre in room 2B23 on Saturday, May 31st from 9 am – 2 pm.

 

Within this project you will find the following presentations;

 

  • The Early Origins of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
  • Past Family Memory: Negotiating Stories and Shaping Identities Across Generations
  • Boom, Bust and Boom: The Oil Industry in Southwestern Manitoba
  • CUPE 1063: Debunking Myths about Unionism
The Early Origins of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

This oral history project by Carlos Sosa 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.

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A recording of Carlos Sosa's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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  • Carlos Sosa's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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.

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A recording of Sally Papso's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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  • Sally Papso's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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.

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A recording of Tyler Bugg's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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  • Tyler Bugg's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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 by Christopher Kshyk 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.

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A recording of Christopher Kshyk's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014

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  • Christopher Kshyk's presentation to attendees at the Oral History Student Conference 2014