Series: Information Management Public Lectures

The Information Management Public Lectures give attention to exciting advances in research and professional practice. The topics are diverse reflecting the importance and global extent of Information Management in today’s society. The lectures are free of charge and open to all, unless otherwise stated.

Important notes about our 2021-2022 lectures:

  • Lectures will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. 
  • Simply click the event link provided to join (see below). If you already have Teams, it will open. If you do not have Teams, you can watch in your browser (move the Teams download request window and click the option to open in browser). Note: Safari is NOT recommended due to issues with video and audio.
  • All lecture times are Atlantic Standard Time (AST). 
  • Lectures will be live at the times specified, but will be recorded when possible and posted to our YouTube channel.
  • A Q&A period will be held at the end of each lecture. There may not be time to get to every question. 

2021-2022 Lectures

FALL 2021

Traditional Sacred Texts and the Art That Makes Them Accessible (A. Shaftel)

Ann Shaftel

Lecture Details
Monday, September 27th, 2021
5:30 to 6:30pm
Microsoft Teams (click link at above date/time to join)

Abstract: Traditional Buddhist texts in monasteries were inaccessible to diverse populations who had low literacy. Paintings, sculpture, music and dance carried iconographic depictions from the texts to serve as a guide to meditation and visualization. The relationship between texts and illustrative art is traditional and ongoing, even in today's digital universe. This presentation offers you a view into traditional Buddhist monastery archives and the changing art forms that continue to illustrate sacred texts. 

Bio: Ann Shaftel, a Conservator and SIM Faculty member, is a Fellow of International Institute of Conservation, a Fellow of American Institute of Conservation, and Member of Canadian Association of Professional Conservators, ICOM. AND ICOMOS. Ann works internationally for archives, museums, universities, and monasteries. Since 1970 she has researched and taught in Asia, as well as extensive travel through the Middle East, Europe and North America. Ann founded Treasure Caretaker Training, the award-winning preservation non-profit

Raymond Frogner (details TBC)

Raymond Frogner
Head of Archives, National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation
University of Manitoba

Lecture details
Monday, November 1st, 2021
5:30 to 6:30pm
Microsoft Teams (link coming soon)

Bio: Raymond Frogner graduated with an M.A. in history from the University of Victoria and an M.A.S. from the University of British Columbia. He was the archivist for private records at the University of Alberta where he taught a class in archives and Indigenous records. He was formerly an archivist for private records at the Royal BC Museum where his portfolio included Indigenous records. He is currently the Head of Archives at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. He is also the co-chair of the International Council for Archives Committee on Indigenous matters. In 2019 he was the principal author of the ICAs Tandanya/Adelaide Declaration concerning Indigenous self-determination and archives.  He has published two articles in Archivaria on the topics of archives and Indigenous rights. Both articles have won the W. Kaye Lamb Prize. He continues to publish and present on issues of Indigenous identity and social memory. In 2020 he was nominated a Fellow of the Association of Canadian Archivists. 

Ashley Casovan (details TBC)

Ashley Casovan
Responsible AI Institute

Lecture details
Monday, November 29th, 2021
5:30 to 6:30pm
Microsoft Teams (link coming soon)



Dr. Lucie Guibault (details TBC)

Dr. Lucie Guibault
Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University

Lecture Details
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
5:30 to 6:30pm
Microsoft Teams (link coming soon)


Dr. Jamila Ghaddar (details TBC)

Dr. Jamila Ghaddar
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University

Lecture details
Friday, April 1st, 2022
10:00 to 11:00am
Microsoft Teams (link coming soon)