The Nominations and Awards Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the upcoming ACA Board of Directors
Online voting will take place between June 19–27, 2022.
All members in good standing will receive an online ballot via email. Institutional members should ensure that their designated delegate in clearly identified and up to date in their membership profile. If you need support entering your delegate name or updating your form, please reach out to the ACA Office.
President – Erica Hernández-Read
Seeking Second Term
Erica Hernández-Read has been an archivist with the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2006. She earned both her BA in Anthropology and her Master's degree in Archival Studies from UBC and has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of archives and artifactual collections management. Erica advocates for a participatory and community-archiving approach to knowledge building. She is the co-Chair of the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force of the Steering Committee on Canada's Archives, and a member of the Indigenization Program Steering Committee.
Treasurer – Kyle Pugh
Kyle Pugh is currently an Archivist Assistant at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, located in Fergus, Ontario. He has his Master of Information from the University of Toronto (2021), and a bachelor's degree in History from Trent University (2019). He currently sits on the ACA Foundation Board of Directors, the ACA Membership Committee, and is the Co-Coordinator for the ACA's Mentorship Program.
Kyle is passionate about expanding access to archival materials and archival education and ensuring archival description is sensitive to those documented in the records.
Director-at-Large – Andrew Chernevych
Seeking Second Term
Andrew Chernevych is an Archivist at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the Galt, he worked as a contract archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and was employed by the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. He holds an MA in History from the Central European University (CEU) and an MA in Folklore from the University of Alberta. Andrew has served on the Governance Committee since 2019. Over the last fifteen years, Andrew Chernevych has been involved with the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA), serving on various committees, and is currently finishing his term as ASA President. Andrew is the board liaison to the Communications Committee.
Director-at-Large – John Richan
By way of Introduction my name is John Richan and I am seeking nomination for the position of Director at Large.
Growing up I spent time in both Regina and Kingston. After moving to Ottawa, I completed my undergraduate Degree (History) at Carleton University before completing my Masters of Information Science (MLIS) degree at McGill, in 2014, with a specialization in Archives. I currently live just west of Montréal, on Île-Perrot, with my young family.
Between my time in Ottawa and Montreal I have over 15 years’ experience working at three different university archives in various roles. I currently hold the position of Digital Archivist at the Concordia University Records Management and Archives Department. While in this position I have helped establish our digital preservation program and newly created Digital Preservation Lab. I have a keen interest in collaboration and working open-source applications and systems into digital preservation workflows.
I bring a strong set of organizational and leadership skills as demonstrated by recent responsibilities at the 2021 Archivematica Virtual Boot Camp, my role on the Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI) Digital Preservation Working Group, and past involvement with the 2016 ACA Annual Conference host committee.
If elected, I would bring my strong passion for bringing new voices into the Canadian archival community and building links between professionals and students.
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