Here we highlight the work that SFU Archives does in partnership with other departments and members of the University community, other academic institutions, community groups and organizations, professional associations and corporations.


Artefactual is a Canadian company providing sustainable preservation and access solutions for cultural heritage and academic research organizations, through its AtoM (Access to Memory) archival description software and Archivematica digital preservation system. SFU Archives has a longstanding partnership with Artefactual to develop solutions that work for our own needs as well as for the broader archival and digital preservation community. Find out more about some of our recent collaborations with Artefactual.

Richard Dancy is a member of the BC Archivematica Users Group.

AtoM Foundation

The Access to Memory (AtoM) Foundation was established in 2018 to oversee and support the development, sustainability and adoption of AtoM as a multilingual, multi-repository open source application for standards-based archival description and access. 

Richard Dancy is a member of the AtoM Foundation Road Map Committee.

Paul Hebbard sits on the Foundation's Board of Directors.

National Archival Appraisal Board

The National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) is an independent not-for-profit corporation created to provide appraisal services for donations of archival records to Canadian cultural institutions. 

Richard Dancy is Co-Chair of the NAAB Ad Hoc Committee on the Monetary Appraisal of Electronic Records and a member of the Research Committee.

Melanie Hardbattle is a Practising NAAB Appraiser, serving on the Professional Development Committee and as the Regional Coordinator for British Columbia and Northern Canada.

Association of Canadian Archivists

The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is a non-profit organization that represents the needs and interests of archives and records professionals throughout Canada.

Melanie Hardbattle is Chair of the ACA's Special Interest Section on Personal Archives (SISPA) and is a member of the Host Committee for the 2022 Conference. 

Shamin Malmas is a member of the 2022 Conference Program Committee.

Robert McLelland is Co-Chair of the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee.

Canadian Archive of Women in STEM

SFU Archives is a contributor to the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM portal, an initiative of the University of Ottawa Library - Archives and Special Collections in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Institute of Women in Engineering and Sciences (CIWES) (formerly INWES-ERI).  

The portal brings together and makes accessible (in both English and French) information about records of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) held by Canadian archival institutions.

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Become a partner, collaborate with us

Interested in collaborating with us? We'd like to hear from you!

We are interested in developing partnerships in areas such as digitization, education and outreach, oral histories, collection development, and technology. 

Contact us at 778-782-3805 or to get started.

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