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The Results are In!

3 Jul 2020 8:20 AM | Anonymous

The Results are In!

On behalf of the Governance Committee of the Association of Canadian Archivists, I am pleased to announce the results of our 2020 online vote.

Voter Turn-Out

33.2% of voting members participated in this historic vote, roughly three times the number of members who typically participate at our in-person AGM.

Bylaw #1 Passed

Individual Members voted overwhelming in favour of adopting new bylaw (99.2%) and endorsing a change to the ACA’s membership category. Institutional Members also voted unanimously to endorse the change to membership category. The new Bylaw #1 will now be the governing document for the association. For more information about this bylaw, please visit the ACA’s website:

New Directors Elected

Members voted overwhelmingly to accept the slate of candidates as presented. The ACA is thrilled to announce our incoming board of directors:

Incoming President: Erica Hernández-Read

Erica Hernández-Read has been an archivist with the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2006. She earned both her B.A. in Anthropology and her Master’s degree in Archival Studies from UBC and has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of archives and artifact collections management and advocating for a participatory and community-archiving approach to knowledge building. Ms. Hernández-Read is co-Chair of the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives, and a member of the Indigitization Program Steering Committee.

Incoming Treasurer: Andrea McCutcheon

Andrea McCutcheon works as an Archivist at the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services where she oversees the institution's records management program, acquires the school’s archival administrative records, and facilitates research access to the University of Toronto Archives. She has over ten years of experience working with corporate records in public and private institutions, and hold a Master of Information from the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (2011).

Incoming Director at Large: Andrew Chernevych

Andrew Chernevych is an Archivist at the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the Galt, he had worked as a contract archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and was employed by the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. His holds an MA in History from the Central European University (CEU) and an MA in Folklore from the University of Alberta. Andrew has served on the Governance Committee since 2019. Over the last fifteen years, Andrew Chernevych has been involved with the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA), serving on various committees and currently finishing his term as ASA President.

Incoming Director at Large: Gillian Dunks

Gillian Dunks is Archives Arrangement and Description Librarian at McMaster University Library’s William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, where she has worked since 2018. She holds a Master of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Archival Studies, both from the University of British Columbia. She currently serves on the ACA’s Education Committee and was previously on the executive team of the ACA student chapter at UBC. She looks forward to contributing to the governance of the Association.

Please note that start dates have been staggered to better plan for the transition to the ACA’s new bylaw, which amends term periods from calendar year to AGM dates. Starting with the 2021 elections, incoming directors will now begin their terms immediately following the AGM and serve for two years ending at their second AGM.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the vote. Thanks also to Michael Gourlie and Deirdre Bryden, who served as the 2020 Nominations Committee.


Rebecka Sheffield

Chair, Governance Committee

Vice-President, 2018-2021

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