Upcoming Events for Employers and Emerging Professionals

ICOMOS Canada is excited to offer two events for emerging professionals and employers on September 28 and 29, 2023. See below for summaries of both events!

In partnership with the National Trust for Canada and ACO Next Gen, ICOMOS Canada has organised a panel discussion on perspectives from emerging professionals on the labour market and education in heritage.

This panel will take place over a zoom webinar on September 28th, 2023, at 12pm EST.

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uxGLF4W2Re-GQjnl2cUllg

Panel Abstract

The heritage sector struggles with succession planning. The next generation of workers struggles to connect with older generations, partly stemming from an absence of emerging professionals in spaces dedicated to addressing youth and student training and employment, leaving a critical deficit in information on the impact of current economic and social conditions on these individuals. This has contributed towards a lack of mutual understanding on the needs of emerging professionals’ (eg quality employment) versus the needs of employers (eg skill sets and expertise).

Bringing together four emerging professionals from different fields and three organisations with experience with data relating to the heritage sector’s labour market, this session will  identify and explore some of the biggest challenges facing emerging professionals today and the impact this may have on the future of the heritage sector. This session is designed to benefit employers, educators, and emerging professionals, and is formatted as a response to the absence of emerging professionals from discussions on the future of the heritage labour force.

This session is organised as part of ICOMOS Canada’s General Assembly Series.

This session will highlight the research of 5 emerging professionals across 4 presentations examining issues related to Canadian world heritage, international heritage standards, heritage policy, and heritage conservation.

Register for this webinar at any time using this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Marginalized Visibility: Scrutinizing the Digital Representation of Indigenous Peoples at Two National Historic Sites in Newfoundland and Labrador – Jared Hogan

Welcome to [Growth] Machine: An Analysis of Heritage Conservation in the Intensifying City – Ben Daub

Decentering the Western and Incorporating Care: Prioritizing Indigenous Ontology in Curation Frameworks – Tienne Johnson

From Academia to Private Practice – Michelle Duong

Additional Presenters: Mélanie Watchman, Laurent Généreux


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