Get to know some of our colleagues and discover the exciting stories they had to share:
He has nurtured his passion for history and heritage over decades, and has shared it with many people. His interest in culture has led him to explore new horizons through his travels, and through the world’s cuisines and music.
March 2017 was an important month for Library and Archives Canada (LAC): that's when we received our automated external defibrillators. This initiative, an integral part of LAC's Wellness Strategy, was the result of sustained efforts by some of our employees, including Élizabeth Mongrain.
When music is a part of you, it's hard to go without it! And while life's challenges may sometimes take us away from music, in the most difficult times we understand its true importance.
Gilles Maurice Leclerc
His father listened to opera regularly, so Gilles Maurice has been soaking up music since childhood. He first sat down at the keyboard of an organ more than 35 years ago. The instrument's power, timbre and range of sound made an immediate impression on him.
Dance has been part of Lerntz's life for the past 10 years. He got hooked when he took Latin dance lessons. Soon, he was competing as a member of a semi-professional salsa troupe in Montréal, Québec, Ottawa and Toronto, and participating in Latin social events in the National Capital Region. Lerntz has also taught salsa in a well-known Ottawa school and shares his passion for dance at various events.
In archival science, as in mountaineering and climbing, teamwork keeps us moving forward! Lisa Tremblay-Goodyer arrived at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) somewhat by accident; she had planned on a career in teaching. But Lisa has blossomed in this environment, where she can rely on a friendly professional network that makes her life easier.
Despite all the organization required to carry out a humanitarian mission, the real driving force behind these projects is the desire to help. We may think that we don't have the resources needed to aid others, but all it takes is a big heart.
He has been to 258 concerts, has travelled to 19 countries and is strongly committed to the Scouting movement; Andrew Ralph is living the dream.