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February 22, 2013

The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Doug Owram, FRSC, as Chair of the Expert Panel on Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution. Library and Archives Canada has asked the Council to assess how memory institutions, including archives, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions, can embrace the opportunities and challenges of the changing ways in which Canadians are communicating and working in the digital age.

As Chair of the Council’s Expert Panel, Dr. Owram will work with a multidisciplinary group of experts, to be appointed by the Council’s Board of Governors, to address the following question: How might memory institutions embrace the opportunities and challenges posed by the changing ways in which Canadians are communicating and working in the digital age?

Dr. Owram is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. Owram began his academic career in the Department of History at the University of Alberta in 1976. In 2006, he was recruited to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. He completed his term at the end of June 2012. Read Dr. Owram’s full bio.

The Council, under the guidance of its Scientific Advisory Committee, is now assembling an expert panel to complete its assessment on memory institutions and the digital revolution. The panel will consist of experts from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to ensure the most authoritative, credible, and independent response to the question.

For continued updates on the status of the assessment, visit the Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution page.

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