Ugandan Asian Archives Collection in Calgary AB

Ugandan Asian Archives Collection in Calgary AB

Categories: General, Lectures and Seminars, Panel Discussions, Receptions, Lunches and Dinners | Intended for ,

Saturday, May 06, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Grounds
BMO Centre - Palomino Room
1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

Directions and parking info:

Pay parking available on site at $15.00 per vehicle. Lots 10 and 11 are the suggested lots for BMO Centre.

Contact Information

Rose Crossett, 61352026004459,



About this Event

Host Organization: MacOdrum Library

From Kampala to Canada: Our History, Our Future.

Carleton University and the MacOdrum Library are pleased showcase the Ugandan Asian Archive Collection on May 6, 2017 in Calgary, AB.

The Ugandan Asian Archive Collection gives insight into the 1972 South Asian expulsion from Uganda and the subsequent resettlement in Canada. The event will showcase extensive archival material as well as oral histories that have been donated to the archival collection in the MacOdrum Library.

Join us for a panel discussion and a chance to review the archive collection.

The panel will include Mr. Michael Molloy, former Ambassador of Canada to Jordan, who was sent by the Canadian Government to Uganda in 1972 to work under the direction of Roger St. Vincent. Mr. Molloy was second in command at the Kampala office of the Canadian Mission during the time of the expulsion.

Also speaking at the event:
- Wayne Jones, Carleton University Librarian, MacOdrum Library.
- Patti Harper, Head, Archives and Research Collections, MacOdrum Library.
- Shezan Muhammedi, PhD in History, Migration and Ethnic Relations (Western University), who is conducting oral histories with Ugandan Asian refugees from across Canada.
- Nizar Fakirani, a lawyer based in Toronto whose family was up-rooted from Uganda in 1972.

Event Timelines:
1:00 pm Registration and seating
1:30-2:45 pm Formal remarks and panel discussion
2:45-4:00 pm Viewing of archives and reception (light hors d\'oeuvres and beverages)
4:00 pm Conclusion

This is a free event however space is limited. Please register in advance using the link posted above.