Our Team

Jacqueline Gahagan, Principal Investigator

Jacqueline Gahagan is a Full Professor of Health Promotion and Head of the Health Promotion Division in the School of Health and Human Performance in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University. Jacqueline also holds cross appointments in Community Health and Epidemiology, International Development Studies, Gender Studies, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and is an Affiliate Member of the European Union Centre for Excellence, the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University, the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. 

Rachel Moore, Research Assistant

Rachel Moore is a second-year MLIS student with Dalhousie’s School of Information Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of King’s College in 2017. Rachel has a professional interest in museums and archives, and is particularly passionate about their role in protecting and providing access to our shared cultural heritage. In addition to working at the LGBT Seniors Archive, Rachel serves as Co-Chair for the Information Without Borders student-led conference.

The Community Advisory Committee

The project is advised and guided by an independent diverse team from Nova Scotia's LGBT community which meets as necessary to make decisions and discuss issues about, and do volunteer work with the archives.

Past Team Members

Lydia Hunsberger, Research Assistant (2019–2020)

Lydia Hunsberger is a 2020 candidate in the MLIS program at Dalhousie University. Lydia holds a BFA from NSCAD University where she majored in photography and minored in art history, generating an interest in archives, collection management, and community-led services. In addition to working on the LGBT Seniors Archive, Lydia currently works at the Dalhousie University Archives and acts as a Web and Communications chair for the Information Without Borders student-led conference.

Daniel MacKay, Research Assistant (2019–2020)

Dan MacKay is a queer pubisher, activist, and amateur historian in Halifax. Since 1985, Dan has been publisher of The GAEZETTE and Wayves Magazine on paper and then on line and is now also publisher of the Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia and chair of The Elderberries LGBT Elders social & activism group, and is also a longtime boardmember of Solar Nova Scotia.