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Hellenic Heritage Foundation donation will highlight experiences of Greek diaspora in Canada

The funding will expand the existing physical archive and establish a digital archive of images, documents, video and other assets that are related to Greek Canadian history.When Christopher Grafos entered the Graduate Program in History at York University, he encountered the same problem time and time again.“When I spoke to Greek Canadians about their immigration [...]

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York archivists host virtual class visit for international development students

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
The York University Libraries’ Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) hosted its first-ever virtual class visit on May 27 with Professor Miguel Gonzalez’s SOSC 3800 Development Studies Research Methods course, part of the International Development Studies program in the Department of Social Science.
For the past several years, Gonzalez [...]

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Lieutenant Governor Ontario Heritage Awards celebrates IBPOC home movies

Originally published in yFile: York University's News.
The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) Home Made Visible (HMV) project, in partnership with York University Libraries and Charles Street Video, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. The award was presented on Feb. 20.
The two-year project highlighted the personal histories of Indigenous, Black [...]

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New project looks at the builders behind the buildings

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies recently launched "City Builders: An Oral History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto," a public history and research project, with funding from the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183, the largest construction union in North America.

Construction of the Ross [...]

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