Paul Banfield, University Archivist
Paul Banfield was appointed Queen's University Archivist on 1 January 2006. He obtained a B.A. (Honours) in History from the University of Alberta, and an M.A. in History from Queen's. Following four years as the archivist for the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph (Hotel Dieu Sisters), he joined Queen's University Archives in the position of Assistant Archivist (Records). In 1994, he was promoted to Associate University Archivist, a post he held until February 2004.
In 2001, Mr. Banfield was the recipient of the Alexander Fraser Award, presented by the Archives Association of Ontario, honouring "individuals who have contributed in a significant way to the advancement of the archival community in Ontario". He has been actively involved in a variety of University, community and professional activities and is former president of the Archives Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian Archivists.
Margaret Bignell, Conservator
Deirdre Bryden, Archivist (University Records)
Deirdre Bryden is Archivist (University Records) at Queen's University Archives. She has a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Classical Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to working at Queen's, she was employed as an archivist at the World Bank Group Archives in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as the archivist for the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph Archives in Kingston, and as a description archivist for the Council of Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Deirdre has served on the Boards of the Archives Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian Archivists.
Jeremy Heil, Digital and Private Records Archivist
Jeremy Heil has been the Digital and Private Records Archivist (formerly Technical Services Archivist) at Queen’s University Archives since 2001. He holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. (Honours) in History and Visual Arts from Brock University. Prior to working at Queen’s, he was employed as an archivist with the Chung Collection in Vancouver, and in the Private Records Section of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He is former president of the Archives Association of Ontario, and has served on numerous committees locally, provincially and nationally over the years. He has taught workshops on electronic records, photographs and artworks in archives, and presented papers on various topics. His publications include "The Procrustean Bed: A History of the Arrangement of the Al Purdy fonds" Archivaria 76 (Fall 2013) and "Stones: Using Mashups to Understand a City’s Social Tapestry,” The Interactive Archivist: Case Studies in Utilizing Web 2.0 to Improve the Archival Experience (Society of American Archivists, 2009), http://lib.byu.edu/sites/interactivearchivist/case-studies/stones/. He is currently the Managing Editor of Archivaria.
Heather Home, Public Services/Private Records Archivist
Heather Home has been the Public Services/Private Records Archivist at Queen's Archives since September 2001. Prior to arriving at Queen's, she worked at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in the Private Records Division, as well as CBC Vancouver within the film archives. Heather holds a Master of Archival Studies (M.A.S.) from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. (Honours) in Cultural Studies from Trent University. Over the past decade she has served on a variety of local, and national, boards and committees for the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, Archives Association of Ontario, Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites and the City of Kingston. Ms. Home’s research interests include the documentation and conservation of media arts heritage, early 20th century Canadian women artists archives and the use of archival material in the creation of imaginative works.
Shan Jin, Records Analyst
Graduated from Dalhousie University's MLIS program in 2004, Shan Jin has worked in the Archives and Records Centre of the City of Thunder Bay and Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and Transportation. She has been working as Records Analyst at Queen’s University since 2007. Her main duties include developing records retention schedules and providing advisory services on records management issues. Miss Jin has obtained Certified Records Manager (CRM) and Certified Information Professional (CIP) designations in 2011 and 2012.