What we do

At the OHC, we offer training in oral history and related technologies through in-class support and workshop programming. We provide consultation, training, and support for oral history research projects for the University of Winnipeg  and for our Members.

Latest News

New! OHC Workshop Schedule 2023-24

The Oral History Centre’s workshop schedule for the 2023-24 academic year is now available.

We’re Hiring!

News:  The Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg is seeking candidates for an Archives Technician. This is a 16-week term position to begin May 15, 2023. The Archives Technician will make oral history...


News:      Staff at the Oral History Centre extend our condolences to the family, friends, and community of Richard A.N. Bonnycastle.  Richard Bonnycastle made significant contributions to the University of...

Happy Holidays

News:        The Oral History Centre will be closed for the winter break beginning December 22, 2022. We will re-open on January 04, 2023. We wish everyone a warm and bright holiday.  

Job Posting: Oral History Project Manager

News:  The UW Archives is currently seeking a full-time Project Manager for the second phase of the Two-Spirit Oral History Project. Application deadline: August 10, 2022. Apply for this position using the  University...

Remembering Jim Derksen

News:  The staff at the Oral History Centre are saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Derksen.  Jim’s contributions to the disability rights movement in Manitoba, and to our community, were numerous. Jim was an...

The OHC is Returning to Remote Service

News:  Following the precautions recently announced by the University of Winnipeg, the Oral History Centre will be closing the Centre in Bryce Hall, and moving to remote delivery effective immediately. We will continue...

Winter Break

News:    The Oral History Centre will be closed for the winter break beginning December 22, 2021. We will re-open on January 10, 2022. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! Please note, that after January we...

Programming Pause

News:  The Oral History Centre will not be offering any workshops, presentations, or public consultations between January 2022–September 2022, beyond those which have already been scheduled and confirmed. During this...

The OHC is Re-Opening on Campus

News:   *UPDATED* The Oral History Centre is pleased to announce that its facilities will re-open to Members by appointment only beginning Tuesday, September 7th.  The OHC will also be re-instituting equipment loans...

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Religion, Workers, and Oral History: A Review

Religion, Workers, and Oral History: A Review

Review: My father often took me to the factory with him when I was a small boy.  Dad was the foreman of the finishing room in a medium sized textile factory in Galt, Ontario.  The company made towels of all sizes and styles to be sold across North America.  The...


Dr. Charles Hardy: Oral History and Digital Media

Dr. Charles Hardy: Oral History and Digital Media

Lecture:  Dr. Charles Hardy III, Professor of History at West Chester University (Pennsylvania), is a pioneer in oral history and new media. Dr. Hardy has decades of experience producing radio, video, and web-based documentaries. He has been awarded numerous honours,...


I’m Tom Findley

I’m Tom Findley

Digital Story:  I’m Tom Findley (A Digital Story) Based on interviews with Tom Findley, San Francisco, October 2015. Written by: Gwen Anderson Art by: Bev Plett & Tom Findley (Findley sketches from the 2003 Sunderland P Gardener Lecture Muddling Toward Simplicity,...