Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Project Director, two representatives of nonacademic institutions partnered on the project, and two academic representatives. Its responsibilities include: (1) overseeing the budget; (2) helping to organize project meetings; (3) approving objectives and progress milestones; (4) overseeing the training of students and postdoctoral fellows; (5) assisting publicity and outreach.

Eric Sager

Executive Committee
Eric Sager has significant expertise in major collaborative history projects. He was a member of the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project (1976-1982), Director of the Canadian Families Project (an SSHRC Major Collaborative Initiative), and co-leader of the UVIC team in the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure Project… Read More >>

Sherri Kajiwara

Executive Committee
Sherri Kajiwara is currently the Director|Curator of the Nikkei National Museum and has been a fine arts professional since 1992. Her association with the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre began in 2010 when she was Acting Executive Director for 13 months. In 2012 she guest curated the Yo-In exhibit at the Nikkei National … Read More >>

Scott Cooper

Executive Committee
At the Royal BC Museum, Scott Cooper is responsible for developing the museum’s collection and knowledge resources including; collection management; conservation; registration; curatorial; and academic relations. He is also responsible for delivering leading-edge learning, dynamic public programs … Read More >>

Leah Best

Executive Committee 
Leah Best comes to Victoria via Nelson, BC, where she spent the last ten years as executive director of Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Previously she worked at the Vancouver Art Gallery for several years as an assistant curator. Leah has a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Toronto… Read More >>