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Who’s New at The ArQuives? A Spotlight on Our Interns

Who’s New at The ArQuives? A Spotlight on Our Interns

Who’s New at The ArQuives? A Spotlight on Our Interns

By: Carmen Tang

Throughout the academic year, we often have students from numerous post-secondary programs coming in to complete their internships. Our interns come from a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):  Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Information Studies, History and International Studies, Art History, English, Sexual Diversity Studies, Museum and Cultural Management.

Interns are a valuable asset to our staff and volunteers! It is a unique opportunity for the student to gain experience in the field, simultaneously apply and enhance the knowledge base from their subject area in a practical application and to explore career options. In 2018 The ArQuives welcomed 14 interns to assist with arrangement and description projects, communications, programming, and many other day to day tasks. These people tend to accomplish a tremendous amount of work during short period of time that they spend with us, and some chose to stay on as volunteers.

We remain grateful for their contributions and wish them all the best in their future careers! Now, meet some of our new interns for this spring and summer:

Julia Marcello

Julia Marcello
Julia Marcello

Julia Marcello is an MA candidate (2018-2020) in the Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University, and holds a BA in Photography (2015) from Sheridan College.  She is interested in vernacular photography with a focus on sexual diversity, as well as in pornography and its place in the canon of photographic history.

“Working in archives is like working on a puzzle. I’m so excited to help the ArQuives piece together the stories of our community!”

Alex Pospisil

Alex Pospisil
Alex Pospisil

Alex is an MA Candidate in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University, and has completed a Specialised Honours BA in English at York University, as well as a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication at Glendon College. Her research interests are in exploring racial, transnational, and gender identities, queer theory, as well as the Digital Humanities. She is working as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Digital Humanities, on the Yellow Nineties 2.0 Project, where she is in charge of migrating data from a previous website, primary the ever-growing collection of biographies. At the ArQuives she’s working on a digital exhibit about the history of hyper-marginalized queer people of colour in Toronto… and if there is not enough archival material to be found, then an exhibit on this gap needing to be filled.

“It is with great hope that I begin my internship at the ArQuives, and the knowledge that my pursuit in visualizing the invisible may not lead me to a satisfactory end. I chose to volunteer here because I aim to validate the experiences of living LGBTQ+ people of colour in Toronto and Canada; demonstrate that they are not alone, and that there are strands of the past worth grasping for the sake of finding connections to a larger historical tapestry.”

Leonardo Gomes

Leonardo Gomes
Leonardo Gomes

Leonardo is a first-year student in the Film Preservation and Collections Management MA program at Ryerson University. He is originally from Brazil, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, having written his final paper on John Waters’ work. He is particularly interested in historical representations and narratives of male homosexuality in the arts and media, and believes that community archives are essential for the safekeeping of queer memory. Both as a volunteer and as an intern, he hopes to improve the preservation and access to the archive’s moving image collection.

“As a gay international student, The ArQuives seemed the natural place to start my career, combining my love for the moving image and my personal politics, and I am proud to take a small part in the preservation of our collective memory.”

Interested in completing an internship at The ArQuives? Contact Executive Director, Raegan Swanson at executivedirector@arquives.ca for more information.

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Who’s New at The ArQuives? A Spotlight on Our Interns

Who’s New at The ArQuives? A Spotlight on Our Interns

By: Carmen Tang

Throughout the academic year, we often have students from numerous post-secondary programs coming in to complete their internships. Our interns come from a variety of programs, including (but not limited to):  Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Information Studies, History and International Studies, Art History, English, Sexual Diversity Studies, Museum and Cultural Management.

Interns are a valuable asset to our staff and volunteers! It is a unique opportunity for the student to gain experience in the field, simultaneously apply and enhance the knowledge base from their subject area in a practical application and to explore career options. In 2018 The ArQuives welcomed 14 interns to assist with arrangement and description projects, communications, programming, and many other day to day tasks. These people tend to accomplish a tremendous amount of work during short period of time that they spend with us, and some chose to stay on as volunteers.

We remain grateful for their contributions and wish them all the best in their future careers! Now, meet some of our new interns for this spring and summer:

Julia Marcello

Julia Marcello
Julia Marcello

Julia Marcello is an MA candidate (2018-2020) in the Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University, and holds a BA in Photography (2015) from Sheridan College.  She is interested in vernacular photography with a focus on sexual diversity, as well as in pornography and its place in the canon of photographic history.

“Working in archives is like working on a puzzle. I’m so excited to help the ArQuives piece together the stories of our community!”

Alex Pospisil

Alex Pospisil
Alex Pospisil

Alex is an MA Candidate in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University, and has completed a Specialised Honours BA in English at York University, as well as a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication at Glendon College. Her research interests are in exploring racial, transnational, and gender identities, queer theory, as well as the Digital Humanities. She is working as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Digital Humanities, on the Yellow Nineties 2.0 Project, where she is in charge of migrating data from a previous website, primary the ever-growing collection of biographies. At the ArQuives she’s working on a digital exhibit about the history of hyper-marginalized queer people of colour in Toronto… and if there is not enough archival material to be found, then an exhibit on this gap needing to be filled.

“It is with great hope that I begin my internship at the ArQuives, and the knowledge that my pursuit in visualizing the invisible may not lead me to a satisfactory end. I chose to volunteer here because I aim to validate the experiences of living LGBTQ+ people of colour in Toronto and Canada; demonstrate that they are not alone, and that there are strands of the past worth grasping for the sake of finding connections to a larger historical tapestry.”

Leonardo Gomes

Leonardo Gomes
Leonardo Gomes

Leonardo is a first-year student in the Film Preservation and Collections Management MA program at Ryerson University. He is originally from Brazil, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, having written his final paper on John Waters’ work. He is particularly interested in historical representations and narratives of male homosexuality in the arts and media, and believes that community archives are essential for the safekeeping of queer memory. Both as a volunteer and as an intern, he hopes to improve the preservation and access to the archive’s moving image collection.

“As a gay international student, The ArQuives seemed the natural place to start my career, combining my love for the moving image and my personal politics, and I am proud to take a small part in the preservation of our collective memory.”

Interested in completing an internship at The ArQuives? Contact Executive Director, Raegan Swanson at executivedirector@arquives.ca for more information.

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

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P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.