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2018 ACA Election to the Board of Directors: Results

On Saturday June 9th, at the AGM in Edmonton, Alberta, elections for the ACA Board of Directors took place.  There was one nomination from the floor, John Lund ran for the Director-at-Large postion.  The results are below: 

  • President
    • John Lund:  31 votes
    • Loryl MacDonald: 69 votes
    • spoiled/absentions: 2 votes


  • Treasurer
    • Jonathan Dorey: elected, acclamation 


  • Director at Large
    • Luciana Duranti: 50 votes
    • John Lund (nominated from the floor): 38 votes
    • spoiled/abstentions: 14 votes

Each term runs from January 1st, 2019 until December 31, 2020. Please see candidate qualifications and biographies below.

Nominations for President

John Lund


MA in History, MAS

2012-2017, AAOEe President (AAO Eastern Chapter)

2012-2013, Chair ACA Membership Development Committee

2017 – Present, Co-Chair ACA Membership Committee

2004-2005, President UBC MAS Student Association

During my career as an Archivist from work as a student at the UBC Museum of Anthropology Museum to my current position at the City of Ottawa Archives, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of archives environments from small predominantly community oriented archives to municipal and provincial government archives for which accountability to citizens is paramount.


John is currently the Past-President for the Archives Association of Ontario’s Eastern Chapter. He held the position of President of the Eastern Chapter from 2012 to 2017.  In 2017, John stepped back into the Chair position of the ACA Membership Committee.  He was previously the Chair of the Membership Committee from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, John and the Chapter Executive took on key roles in the Local Arrangements Committee to ensure a successful AAO Conference in Ottawa.John began his career as an archivist in 2005 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, where he segued from a reference archivist position to a visual records archivist. He was the Collections Management Archivist at the City of Red Deer Archives before coming to the City of Ottawa Archives in 2010.  John is currently an archivist within the Civic Records portfolio, however, his responsibility for digital records and retro-descriptions means that he has one foot in the civic records world and another in the world of private records.  He is also the Database Administrator and the Data Standards Officer.
John has provided workshops on a variety of topics, including, born digital images, traditional photographs, audio-visual material and copyright. He has presented papers at both ACA and AAO conferences that range from the representation of the gay rights movement (LGBTQ2+) in the Alberta Report to understanding photography as a social medium.
John is an ardent supporter of the archives profession and not abashed at stating his opinion, while at the same time he works towards consensus. Outside the nine to five, John is a photographer, writer and general punk.  Hometown: Salmon Arm, BC.


Loryl MacDonald

I am the University Archivist and the Interim Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. I currently head a division of 35 staff and oversee some of the most wonderful archives and rare book collections in Canada. I have a Master of Archival Studies and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. I also teach the graduate course, Legal Issues in Archives, at the U. of T. Faculty of Information. I have experience in leading archival associations, having served as the President of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Archives Association of Ontario, and the Toronto Area Archivists Group. I have also seen the ACA through transition. As ACA Vice-President, I chaired the ACAAd Hoc Review and Renew Committee and helped to implement its recommendations. During my tenure as ACA President, the ACA and the ACA Foundation completed their continuance process under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

It would be an honour to serve as the ACA President again. For the past twenty years, first as a student and then as an archivist, I have looked to the ACA for scholarship, leadership, and advocacy in archival matters.The ACA has provided me a great sense of community and professional pride.As President, I would build upon ACA’s solid foundation and past successes. I would like to see the ACA continue its collaboration with members of the Canadian Archival System in areas of mutual concern such as fulfilling the TRC archival recommendations, building capacity for the archival community, and raising awareness of the importance of archives. I am also committed to ACA’s advocacy role and to making our collective archival voices be heard.Most importantly, as we take on strategic planning and determine the future of our association, I would work towards ensuring that the ACA continues as a dynamic, welcoming, and effective organization responsive to its members’ needs. For these reasons, I hope to be the next ACA President.


Nomination for Treasurer

Jonathan Dorey

Biography and statement of motivation

My name is Jonathan Dorey and I am running for the position of Treasurer of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) for a two-year term starting in January 2019. I am running as treasurer as I believe to hold a good set of skills necessary for this position. I defended my PhD in Information Studies in December 2017 and hold a master of Library and Information Studies (2010), from McGill University, as well as a graduate certificate (Translation and Localization; 2008) and a Bachelor of Arts (Translation and East-Asian Studies; 2002), from Université de Montréal. I am fully bilingual in French and English and am a certified translator (member of OTTIAQ). I have been involved with the ACA since 2008 when I joined the McGill ACA Student Chapter and became co-coordinator of the chapter the following year. I have been involved with the Communications Committee (2011-2013), the Programing and Local Arrangements Committees of the 2016 Annual conference in Montréal, and with the sub-committee on the code of conduct (2016-2017). I have also served in various capacities on committees of the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), the Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ), and as secretary of Curling Les Phénix, one of two LGBTQ+ curling leagues in Montréal. I have archival and non-archival work experience, both in corporate, museum, community archives, and academic contexts, including teaching an archives and records management course at the University of Ottawa this past winter semester. I am currently working part-time as processing archivist at the Québec Gay Archives in Montréal.
Going back to my high school years, I was the manager of the student credit union at our school (in partnership with Desjardins). I hold a college (CEGEP) degree in administration and accounting, and while I did not pursue a career in accounting, I enrolled in the “business and financial” stream as part of my translation degree. I am familiar with the financial and legal principles governing financial statements and the general context in which the ACA and the ACA Foundation operate. In a position of trust as a member of the board, chair of the ACA Foundation, and chair of the Finance Committee, I pledge to continue the work of my predecessors in keeping members’ trust and ensuring the transparency, proper recordkeeping, and confidentiality of financial records, in accordance to accounting and financial principles. To avoid any potential conflict of interest with my position as treasurer, I pledge to avoid doing any paid work for the ACA, including translation and revision work, something I have done in the past, as I believe this to be in conflict with my financial duties as member of the board. The ACA does great work for the archival community and society at large in Canada and it would be an honour to serve as a member of the board and represent all of you.

Nomination for Director at Large

Luciana Duranti

Dr. Luciana Duranti is Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management of digital records in the master’s and doctoral archival programs of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also Faculty Associate Member of the UBC College for Interdisciplinary Studies, Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. Duranti is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA— and of InterPARES, the largest and longest living publicly funded research project on the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records (1998-2019).

Duranti is currently the ACA President (2017-2018). She has been active nationally and internationally in several archival associations and in boards and committees, such as The Society of American Archivist (President, 1998-9; Council Member, 1992-95); the Association of Canadian Archivists, of which she is presently the President (2016-2018); the UNESCO International Advisory Committee of the Memory of the World Program; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Adjudicating Committee of proposals for granting programs related to the digital economy; the Canadian Government Standards Board (for which she chairs the Committee revising standard 72:34,  Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence) and the American National Standards Committee (ANS/ARMA), as well as the International Standards Organization committee on the same matters; and the China Research Centre on Electronic Records Board; to name a few.

For her work Duranti has been honoured with the British Columbia Faculty Associations’ Academic of the Year Award (1999) and the Society of American Archivists’ and the Association of Canadian Archivists’ Fellowship (1998 and 2014). Her research has been recognized in 2006 with the Emmett Leahy Award for her contributions to records management and the drafting of the DoD and MoReq standards for recordkeeping, and for the InterPARES research; with the British Columbia Innovation Council Award, which is annually presented to “an individual who has opened new frontiers to scientific research;” with the Killam Research Prize; and in 2007 with the Jacob Biely Research Prize, the University of British Columbia’s “premier research award.”  In 2012 she was awarded the Inaugural ARMA International “Award for Academic Excellence in teaching, research, and contribution to the global citizenry,” and in 2014 she was inducted a “Member of the Academia Galileiana” of Padua.  Because of her overall academic record, since 2011 Duranti holds the honorary positions of “Affiliated Full Professor” at the University of Washington, Seattle, US.

For details on her work, please see and


Position Descriptions

Detailed postion descriptions can be accessed online.


Directors must be individual members in good standing and their nomination must be supported by five ACA members.

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Nomination from the floor

If one or more nominations are made from the floor, then the nominee(s) must present a short biography to the members in attendance. Once this process is complete for all positions, the VicePresident then declares nominations for that position closed and an election takes place.

Please read the Nominations and Election Policy for full details regarding the election process.