Summer 2017 in Canada -application deadline: March 1, 2017

From an email:

Dear Archives Students,

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) is offering a Study Abroad program titled Oh Canada! Archives North of the Border this summer from July 7th to July 18th. The program will take place in Ottawa and Montreal.

Some Facts About Study Abroad:

It counts as an official course (INFOST 497) that is worth three credit hours; please consult your adviser to make sure that these credits would transfer into your program. That’s three credit hours for two weeks of (intensive) work. You should be able to use financial aid to pay for the course, just as you would any other course. Beyond that, the only immediate out-of-pocket expenses would be travel to and from Ottawa or Montreal, food, and other “off-duty” activities that you might participate in.

We will be in Ottawa from July 7th – 12th and in Montreal from July 12th -18th. Planned site visits include Library and Archives Canada, the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Women’s Movement Archives, the Montréal Holocaust Memorial Centre, and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, among others. These archives should provide interesting and entertaining opportunities to learn more about Canadian archives.  There is a fair amount of time built into the program for exploring both cities. Details may change as we get closer to the date of the trip, but hopefully not too much.

While I can’t personally speak for Ottawa, I spent a week in Montreal last summer and it is a great place to visit, especially if you enjoy eating crepes. Ottawa is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so there should be fun events tied to that occurring during the summer months.

You must have taken an introductory course in archives administration or have sufficient experience working in archives in order to participate in this program. I will need to see a syllabus of the course or your resume to make the determination about your eligibility.

If you want to learn more about Ottawa and Montreal, the New York Times recently published a “36 Hours in Ottawa” article. There is also one for Montreal, and also a more recent article titled “Five Places to Go in Montreal.”

Here is a link to the program application website. Applications are due on March 1st, 2017. The website contains additional information about the Study Abroad program.

SOIS will be hosting an informational session about Study Abroad on Thursday, February 23rd, from 4-430 PM in Room 2450. Distance students can participate through GoToMeeting via the link and phone number below. Please let me know if you have any questions!


Phone number: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 326-699-293

Shaun Hayes
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Information Studies
Archives Program Specialist
Phone: 414-229-6817