Hear, Here Arboretum
PI: Dr. Kim Martin
University of Guelph

Students from the History Department of the College of Arts at the University of Guelph are collecting memories about local history in the Arboretum at Guelph – and you can help them by telling your story!

The Experiential Learning Students of CTS 3020 invite local community members to share stories for inclusion in an online digital archive and audio walking tour. Participants will be invited to the Arboretum to partake in a 30–45-minute interview.

The goal of the research project is to create an online resource of oral, local history, to create an audio walking tour for visitors to the Arboretum, and to prepare history students for work in the public sphere. These students will be busy researching specific areas of the Arboretum and are eager to hear your personal stories throughout its 50-year history. Sites of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Gene Banks
  • The Gosling Wildlife Gardens
  • The Italian Garden
  • The Japanese Garden
  • The Reflecting Pool
  • The Wisahkotewinowak Tea Garden
  • Zavitz Pines
  • Memorial Grove
  • J.C. Taylor Nature Centre
  • Harrison House

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kim Martin
Department of History
University of Guelph
email: kmarti20@uoguelph.ca

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants. If you have questions regarding your rights and welfare as a research participant in this study (REB# #22-06-006), please contact:

Manager, Research Ethics
University of Guelph
(519) 824-4120 (ext. 56606).