The Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg was founded by history professors Alexander Freund and Nolan Reilly. Reilly retired in 2016 and continues to be actively involved as director emeritus. Alexander Freund was Director of the the Oral History Centre from 2016-2018. Janis Thiessen was formily Associate Director from 2016-2018. Brett Lougheed is the current Director of the Oral History Centre. Kent Davies is the OHC audio technician and Kimberley Moore is the OHC program co-ordinator. The website and other online infrastructure was developed by Chris Hopgood (2012-2015).
Brett Lougheed was appointed Director of the Oral History Centre in March 2019. He is an archivist having received a Joint Master’s Degree in Arts (Archival Studies) from the University of Winnipeg/University of Manitoba in 2005. Following graduation he served as Digital Archivist at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections before becoming University Archivist and
Kimberley Moore is the Program Co-ordinator at the Oral History Centre. She develops and coordinates the Centre’s oral history workshops and assists in the development of the Oral History Centre’s archive. She completed her Honours BA at the University of Winnipeg and her MA in History at Concordia University (Montreal), focusing on oral history practice and methodology throughout.
Kent Davies, the Oral History Centre Audio Technician, provides faculty, staff, students and affiliate OHC members with the equipment, technical support, learning tools and resources needed in order to complete Oral History research projects. The OHC Audio Technician assists in the development and preservation of the OHC projects and digital archive. He has an extensive background in radio
Nolan Reilly is the Director Emeritus of the Oral History Centre and a Senior Scholar at the University of Winnipeg. He is the co-founder with Alexander Freund of the OHC and, until his retirement, was its co-director. Nolan did his first oral history interviews in 1974 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. This research was an integral part of his community study of Amherst that he undertook for his