Staff Profiles

Experience Profile – Edmund Nilson

I am a second year University of British Columbia student, studying at the Vancouver campus. I’m currently planning on majoring in History and am finding that DOH work aligns closely with my field of interest, as it is not only a fascinating glimpse into the process of digitization but an opportunity to stumble across some captivating sources related to a broad swathe of Okanagan history.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 13:06

Experience Profile – Allison Jones

Hello all! My name is Allison and I’m a graduate student in the dual Master’s of Library & Information Science and Master’s in Archival Studies program at UBC Vancouver.

I’m very interested in local history, which is what drew me to this co-op position. In Vancouver, I have led local history walking and bus tours about labour history and social justice. This summer, I am really enjoying learning about the history of the Okanagan. I am also looking forward to working with our partner organizations and learning more about the work of local heritage institutions.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 18:39

Experience Profile - Sarah Robb

Hello! I am a graduate student entering my last term of my Masters of library and information sciences. Working on the ORHDP has been an incredible experience thus far, I have had the opportunity to do hands on work and be a part of the processes of editing, gathering metadata and scanning. I have got to explore the province and work with great collections in small towns that I would not have had the chance to visit if not for this work.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 18:49

Experience Profile - Alex Neijens

Hello! I’m a graduate student entering the second year of my dual Masters degree in library and archives. Working for the ORHDP has been an amazing opportunity because it allowed me to get some hands-on experience in archives and project management and allowed me to travel throughout the region and learn more about its history.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 18:57

Experience Profile - Eamon Riordan-Short

I’m a biology student entering the third year of my undergrad. While the ORHDP may not be relevant to my studies, it’s a fantastic opportunity to explore local heritage and history.

As the project has gone on, I’ve fallen into my niche on the team as somewhat of a Photoshop specialist. Although my coworkers take on just as much editing as I do, I’ve had several years experience with Adobe Photoshop and similar software while creating artwork, and I’ve learned one or two tricks of the trade.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 19:02

Experience Profile - Sharon Hanna

Greetings! I’m a fourth-year student in computer science, with additional education in History and Library Science. Working with the ORHDP is an ideal job for me, as it combines many of my interests. I love going out to the community repositories, meeting new people, and learning more about the local history. And my co-workers are super!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:03


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