Congratulations to Lane McGarrity as a recipient of the 2017 Uvic Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies. Lane, a UVic CRMP Diploma student, will be using the award to travel to the international “Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History” Conference in Warsaw, Poland in March 2017. He is currently a research assistant on Landscapes of Injustice at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, and hopes to learn from this conference the most effective ways to educate the public on stories of conflicted history. Of special interest to Lane is “how the historical narratives constructed in museums help to shape new social relations in a dynamically changing present.”

Continuing Studies at UVic offers the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies to students looking to participate in a heritage studies learning activity abroad. Applicants must be enrolled in the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, the Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies, or any degree program at the University of Victoria.

The Kalman Award supports travel and other expenses for activities in which students can expand their learning experiences and professional networks.