Policy Speaker Series
December 3, 2010
Ian Wilson served as National Archivist of Canada, 1999 to 2004, and then as head of the newly amalgamated Library and Archives Canada. He retired in 2009 and received the unusual honour of being named Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus. He is currently working with the University of Waterloo in establishing the Stratford Institute for Digital media and has just completed a two year term as President of the International Council on Archives.
Dr. Wilson's career spans many areas, including archival and information management, university teaching and government service. He has worked diligently to make archives accessible and interesting to a wide range of audiences. While helping to safeguard the integrity of archival records and library services, he has encouraged public involvement and outreach. He has published extensively on history, archives, heritage and information management and as lectured nationally and internationally. He holds three honorary doctorates (York, Queen's, Saskatchewan), is a Member of the Order of Canada, and was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. He is a fellow of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Society of American Archivists and the International Council on Archives.