Have you met Monique Grenier yet?

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Monique Grenier, a dedicated intern from the UBC Library and Archival Sciences co-op program, who will be working here with the Canada 150 project team for four months, from September to mid-December. Originally from New York State, Monique is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, pursuing a Masters of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.).

Monique will assist Dani McArthur (YR 6/1981, Canada) and her team of volunteers to categorize the archive specifically focusing on materials related to the inspiration for and namesake of the College, Lester B. Pearson. The goal will be to create a digital audio-visual display which will be featured in the Pearson Room in the college’s library, which will be made available to other libraries and schools in the region and may be posted online.

In her role, Monique is contributing directly to our celebration of Mr. Pearson’s 60th Nobel Peace Prize anniversary as well as the Lester B. Pearson Legacy for Canada project as part of the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th celebration: a collaboration between the Victoria Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to support local projects connected to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Monique is particularly interested in the digitalization of unique or previously forgotten collections. She believes that wider dissemination and access to primary source material is key to encourage scholarly use and empower students of all ages.