Fall 2018 Positions and Nominees
Hi there, I am a second year CDP student in the MMst and ARM concentration. I thoroughly enjoyed the MUSSA events that I attended last year and think I would be a great addition to the team. Last year I was a first year representative for ACA, and am now the Vice Chair of ACA. I think my experience with the ACA will help me support MUSSA in events. I also have worked in development in museums and think this will help me in the position of Treasurer as I have experience with financial matters.
Currently serving as MUSSA’s secretary, Erica experienced the benefits of engaging in an academic community by forming relationships with faculty and fellow students. She would like to continue this journey with MUSSA as the Vice President/GSU Rep/Chief Returning Officer in the 2018-2019 academic year. She obtained valuable skills by participating in meetings, helping out with social events, and understanding the council’s culture.
MUSSA presented Erica with a unique opportunity to grow with like-minded individuals and expand her knowledge of the iSchool and Museum Studies community. Additionally, she implemented social media strategies including the creation and promotion of MUSSA’s Instagram account (@mussa.ischool). She aspires to help host future MUSSA events and student workshops that enhance our graduate experience and foster a sense of community.
Erica is a first-year Master of Museum Studies candidate and received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Art History with a minor in French Studies from the University of Guelph. She has worked in a variety of fields including banking and education but her heart lies in museums, galleries, and cultural institutions.
I am a good candidate for this position based on my past experience, and desire to be apart of ensuring MUSSA events are successful.
I have experience with event coordination and execution, which I gained from my work with the Event Services office at Queen’s University for the last four years. This job required me to work onsite at different events all over campus, such as networking events, conferences, and other social events, so I understand what it takes to ensure an event is planned and executed successfully.
I was also the Communications Chair for my department’s student council last year. I was responsible for promoting planned events, fundraisers, and announcements from the DSC to other board members, department heads and students. I accomplished all this through various social media outlets, emails, and posters. I had a lot of fun in this position and worked hard to ensure all members of my department had access to event information, and that each event was successful.
I want to help ensure MMSt students are provided with as many opportunities to participate in MUSSA events and I want to make sure each event is enjoyable and beneficial to those who attend.
First Year Representative
Lucy moved from England to Toronto last August for the MMSt, and she is happy to report she survived her first real winter. In London she worked at the British Museum, Geffrye Museum, and October Gallery running community engagement programs with minority groups, Visitors' Services at the National Gallery, and right now she is at the AGO in Membership Services (no, I can't get you Kusama tickets).
She is standing for Second Year Rep as it provides the opportunity to represent the entire class, both the student body as a whole and individual views, making sure that we are all heard. She is happy to frequently get up and shout out to everyone what’s going on and ask for feedback. She knows the role is more than town crier and she believes that she can convey our class’ concerns to MUSSA – and the faculty – with confidence, accuracy, and if required, diplomacy. She has run mentorship programs as part of her museum work and sat on the 2017-18 Hart House Good Ideas Fund committee. She aims to be an approachable Second Year Rep that everyone feels able to bring their comments to - and will sell MUSSA swag with great enthusiasm.
Social Media Manager
Hello! My name is Kesang and I'm a second-year MMSt student. Before coming to the iSchool, I studied at OCAD University where I received my BFA in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Art History. I was born and raised here in Toronto, where I've been volunteering for years with museums and cultural organizations, like the AGO where I currently give tours to the public.
Being somewhat of a creature-of-habit, attending MUSSA events has been my gateway into our amazing MMSt community. I’ve similarly enjoyed the collaborative nature of Musings, with which I’ve been a Contributing Editor for the past year. Writing monthly blog posts has reminded me of the power of social media as a tool to communicate and share ideas, and connect with others.
I believe that engaging our cohort through effective communication online is critical to the success of MUSSA, and I’m super hyped at the prospect of getting to spread the word about all of the great things our Council has in store for us this year!
I hope you’ll consider my nomination for Social Media Manager, inhabiting this exciting new role with your support and that of our 2018/19 Council.
Musings Communications Officer
In the past, I have worked with small publications that placed their focus on art criticism, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a dialogue about art in the city. If I were to obtain the opportunity to become the Musings Communication Officer, I would take this desire to create a larger dialogue and apply it to our own community, helping to foster a space where people feel comfortable to express themselves.
First Year Tech Fun Representative
Aline is entering her third year of the CRO program this fall. She is currently an executive council member on the Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter and is looking to become more involved in the MMSt program. She is excited to nominate herself for the MUSSA Admissions Committee Representative position because she feels that this opportunity would allow her to participate in making positive changes to the faculty.
Second Year Tech Fund Representative
My name is Hannah Johnston. I am a CDP student studying Archives and Museum Studies, and will be enrolled in my third year in 2018-2019. I have enjoyed attending the events and panels hosted by MUSSA, and am interested in getting involved in the student association by taking on a position as tech fund representative. I would really value the opportunity to contribute to fun and engaging experiences at the iSchool!