10 June a great time was had by all 33 attendees at the taag Annual General Meeting and Dinner - up the winding staircase at the Standard on College Street in the heart of Little Italy! Thanks to the AGM sub-committee: Siân Madsen, James Roussain, and Juanita Rossiter for finding us such a lovely venue! Julia Holland, taag president, led those in attendance through the fastest business meeting in taag history – Bev Darville presented the budget (we are solvent)! There is one other item of business to communicate to the membership here: Due to personal reasons, we needed to have a personnel change on the taag chapter executive, Siân Madsen, Vice president, has asked to become a Member-at-large and James Roussain, Member-at-large, has willingly stepped forward to take on the Vice president’s duties. This received approval at the meeting.
Once the business meeting concluded, City of Toronto Archivist, Carol Radford-Grant, spoke about the recent Royal Society and other expert panels that have been taking stock of the Canadian archival system. She spoke eloquently and with enthusiasm about community engagement and highlighted some of the efforts the City of Toronto Archives have been making over the past year.
Nicely tied in with community engagement, I can also share that at the recent AAO Awards lunch at the conference in Oshawa, it was announced that Manulife Financial was the winner of the AAO corporate award. This award recognizes Manulife for over 20 years of supporting its internal corporate archives, its commitment to professional development, not just of its own staff, but also to the wider archival community. The taag chapter has been a recipient of this commitment to professional development in so many ways - thank you Donna Murphy and congratulations on Manulife winning this award!
On 12 June, Julia Holland presented the taag award to George Raine at the i-School Convocation Reception in the Inforum. The award goes to one full-time or part-time graduate with the highest academic achievement in the Archives and Records Management stream/concentration of the MI program in the Faculty of Information.
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