Carleton University to Showcase Ugandan Asian Archives Collection in Calgary

The Ugandan Asian Archive Collection, which shares personal stories from Ugandan Asian Canadians who recount their experiences of the 1972 expulsion from Uganda and subsequent resettlement in Canada, will be showcased by Carleton University in Calgary, Alta., at the event From Kampala to Canada: Our History, Our Future.

The event will include a panel discussion featuring Michael Molloy, former ambassador to Jordan and second-in-command at the Kampala office of the Canadian mission at the time of the expulsion.

: Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, BMO Centre – Palomino Room, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, Alta.
Info: Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Media are invited to attend the event. Remarks and panel discussion will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., followed by viewing the archives and a reception.

The event will showcase extensive archival material as well as oral histories that have been donated to the collection at Carleton’s MacOdrum Library.

The showcase will include remarks from MacOdrum Librarian Wayne Jones; Patti Harper, Carleton’s head of archives and research collections; Shezan Muhammedi, research adviser and oral historian for the Ugandan Asian Archives; as well as Nizar Fakirani and Bahadur Fakirani, brothers whose family was expelled from Uganda in 1972.

The showcase takes place during Carleton’s 75th anniversary year.

 About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.


Media Contact
Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Assistant
Carleton University
(613) 520-2600, ext. 8834

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