Dr. Seika Boye and co-curators of Into the Light exhibition awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award

February 21, 2020 by Tara Maher

CDTPS faculty member Dr. Seika Boye and her fellow co-curators of the exhibtion, Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario, recently received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation that was presented by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell at a special ceremony held at Queen's Park on February 20, 2020.

The exhibition, Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario, is presented in partnership with ReVision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice/Bodies in Translation, and has been showing at the Guelph Museum since Sept 14, 2019 and runs until March 1, 2020. Into the Light is co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish. This exhibition of artistic, sensory, and material expressions of memory aims to bring one of Guelph’s dark secrets, as well as stories of survival, out of the shadows and into the light.

Into the Light brings the histories and experiences of eugenics to light. The exhibition has preserved and protected the stories of survivors of eugenic practices, and uncovered evidence of eugenics in education found in university archives. To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario website.

You can also read the following news story about the award in GuelphToday.com:
Guelph Museum recognized for exhibition on eugenics survivors

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Boye on her outstanding achievement!