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In my first two weeks at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, I was introduced to several World War Two era rifles, pistols, submachine guns and assault rifles. As someone who is thrilled with the military history of the Second World War, it was a dream to be getting such a hands-on experience. I realized there is much about guns that most of us don’t know until we get our hands on one.
For people involved with the historical process, we know just how important it is to gather information and organize it for the purposes of education, and argumentation. What is interesting however, is how we miss the key features of this information organization which make the practice itself so fulfilling and easier to conduct.
Why do the arts matter?
How do you acknowledge the human experience of genocide through a small collection of objects and photos without reducing their stories to statistics and dates? These simple but effective steps can help create a safe space for everyone to engage with loaded objects and photos in a way that reveals the multiplicity of perspectives and histories connected to each and every item.
Written by: Shawna Quigley
Date Posted: October 15, 2018
by Cansu Aydemir
Date Posted: October 14th, 2018
As a person who identifies herself with journalism, luckily, I ended up with an internship at University of Toronto News. Needless to say, I am amazed by the work that they are doing. However, I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of the scope of the network before. Hence, I wanted to remind the others, who like myself have been neglecting this network, to check out the amazing stories that the team puts together.
How do we move towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples? One form is through the negotiation & settlement of First Nations land claims, allowing for a resolution too often divisive issues.
Written by: Andrew Boogaard
Date Posted: October 11th, 2018
Written by: Selina Azizi
Date Posted: April 21st, 2017
In my last blog post, I talked a bit about how a history student can benefit from a literary agency internship. But, doesn’t this beg the question: how does a literary agency benefit from the history student?
Picture By: Adrian Kawula
I don’t know about you, but I often find myself wondering about the way I organize things and take great care to make them display nicely. Nobody wants to display a mess or clutter for public viewing. This blog deals with exactly that; how to organize your display so that it is clean, organized and a pleasure to look at. During my internship at the Mississauga Sports Council I learned many new and interesting things (I also had to teach myself some of these things as well). However, as part of my final project I have to prepare a display on Martial Arts in Mississauga. These are the tips and rules that I followed