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Chantal Gagnon

Web & New Media Manager

HISTORICA CANADA

FAVOURITE HERITAGE MINUTE

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Chantal has been with the organization since 2007, when she joined in a role overseeing external communications. Shortly after, she took on web management and new media strategies, and has since added oversight of related aspects of The Canadian Encyclopedia to her responsibilities. She has an Honours degree in Canadian Studies from The University of Toronto, and followed that with a post-graduate degree in Journalism New Media. Even as she remains directly involved with all aspects of the organization’s online and digital activities, the redesign of The Canadian Encyclopedia is her largest undertaking to date. Chantal describes herself as a ‘voracious reader’, and is a curiosity-driven web browser who is ‘enraptured’ with the possibilities of technology and new media. Her favourite Heritage Minute captures the spirit and eloquence of an often misunderstood figure from Canadian history – Louis Riel.