The Libraries & Archives welcome Dr. Brendan Edwards as Department Head; he took office on October 5, 2015.
Dr. Edwards comes to us from the First Nations University of Canada where he was the director of Libraries. Prior to that, he served as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan and as Government Documents Reference Librarian at McGill University. He has also held cross-disciplinary teaching positions at Laurentian and Mount Allison Universities, as well as universities in Slovakia and Romania. Brendan holds a Doctoral degree in Canadian History from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master's degree in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from McGill University. He is the author of several publications, including Paper Talk: a history of libraries, print culture, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada before 1960 (Scarecrow, 2005) and Slovakia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Kuperard, 2011).
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