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Carleton University-482 MacOdrum, Discovery Centre

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Beyond the Academy: What Can You Do With Your History Degree?

Community Mentor & Networking Night

482 Discovery Center

Capacity: 50

November 24th, 2017



Shawn Anctil- Research Analyst at Colleges and Institutes Canada

Shawn Anctil is a Research Analyst with Colleges and Institutes Canada—a non-profit organization located in Ottawa that helps promote the work of the Canadian college system at the national and international level. Born in raised in Ottawa (with brief interludes in Alberta and Atlantic Canada), his career has included stints in marketing and communications, as well as academic and public historical research. He has a M.A. (History) from University of Ottawa and is on paternity leave from his Ph.D. at Carleton University (History).

Andrew Burtch- Historian at the Canadian War Museum

Andrew Burtch is the Canadian War Museum’s post-1945 Historian. As curator of Gallery 4: A Violent Peace, he is responsible for all questions relating to conflicts from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. He has worked to develop temporary and permanent exhibitions about the Afghanistan war, the Cyprus peacekeeping mission, the Korean War, military medicine, and war and media. His most recent exhibition is a new module in the Museum’s Experience Gallery: New World Disorder – tracing Canada’s involvement overseas from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the conclusion of the Afghanistan mission. Dr. Burtch’s book, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence, received the 2012 CP Stacey Award for military history.

Betsy Baldwin- Principal of Public History Inc.

Betsey is one of the owners of Public History Inc., a historical research firm in Ottawa. In her work at Public History since 1999, she has historically informed dozens of Indigenous claims related to treaties, reserves, education, and other matters, in both claims and litigation environments, for First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, provincial and federal Crown clients. Betsey believes that a shared basis of historical knowledge is paramount to grievance resolution, and she hopes that her career serves this purpose. Betsey has a PhD from uOttawa, where she is a part-time professor who teaches Public History and Indigenous History.

Heather Perrault- Senior Associate at KnowHistory

Heather Perrault is a Senior Associate at Know History. She completed her MA in Canadian Studies at Carleton, as well as a BA in History and BA Honours in English. She specializes in archival and genealogical research and works on projects with museums, government, and aboriginal groups. She has previous worked on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the City of Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

There will also be four Carleton University PhD Candidates onsite to provide helpful tips and tools to navigate your degree. Make sure to ask them any questions or concerns you may have about the program.

Sandy Barron

Breanna Lester

Michael Chiarello

Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo


4:30: Introduction

4:40: Speaker 1: Andrew Burtch

4:50: Speaker 2: Betsey Baldwin

5:00: Speaker 3: Shawn Anctil

5:10: Speaker 4: Heather Perrault

5:20: Brief Break

5:25: Break Out Networking Session: Andrew

5:35: Break Out Newtorking Session: Betsey

5:45: Break Out Newtorking Session: Shawn

5:55: Break Out Neworking Session: Heather

6:10: Concluding Remarks

6:20: Refreshments, Pizza & Networking at History Lounge (400 Lounge)

7:00: Fin

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