Hear, Here Arboretum developed from an experiential learning oral history course run by Dr. Kim Martin of the Department of History at the University of Guelph in 2022.

The goal of Hear, Here is to share the diverse stories and voices of people who visit the Arboretum. We seek out stories from historically underrepresented people to help us understand the significance of this greenspace to its community, from the long-term inhabitants of Guelph to those students, faculty, and researchers involved in the University.

We at Hear, Here hope that citizens of Guelph and University of Guelph community will see the stories as an opportunity for education, growth, and change.