About Us

The Oral History Centre is located in historic Bryce Hall at the University of Winnipeg located on Treaty One territory, original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

It was established in 2012, through approval by the University of Winnipeg Senate and the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents. Generous donations from H. Sandford Riley, Garry A. Leach, The Pollard Family Foundation, Dr. James Burns, Richard A.N. Bonnycastle, and Abraham and Bertha Arnold,  allowed for the retrofitting and renovation of Bryce Hall to include our current classroom, lab, interview room, archive and office space.

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

The staff at the Oral History Centre maintain a keen interest in the diverse approaches to oral history research. They are well-informed in the current legal, ethical, and technological concerns of undertaking oral history research. With distinct academic backgrounds and areas of technical expertise they are committed to supporting oral history, digital history, and public history research and outcomes that are insightful, accessible and innovative.