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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Name: Cindy McLellan

Purpose of the project:
Research the history of aviation in BC and contribute to a large display of aviation history at the BCIT Aerospace Campus to inspire current and future students.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
Research specific individuals and events important to the history of aviation in BC (a list will be provided). Fact check, clear copyright for use of photos, conduct interviews and create stories that will work well in a museum-type display setting.

Some research can be done online, the rest might require travel to the Aviation Museum in Langley, the BCIT Archives, and possibly YVR and other locations.

Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
The student will gain research experience and have the opportunity to tell stories with archival materials. These stories will be shared, in a visually striking manner, on lit panels at the BCIT Aerospace campus. The student will also have the opportunity to work with copyright for displays and collaborate with relevant historical institutions in BC.

BCIT will have quality research, possibly interviews for the BCIT Archives and stories that can be featured on museum-quality displays.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised:

  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)

Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
As soon as possible.

Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite:

Completion of the ARST core courses.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.