Rebecca Friend

Degrees:BA Honours History - Public History with Internship (Concordia University), MA Public History, Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma (Carleton University)

Rebecca Friend is a recent graduate of Carleton University‘s Public History MA program, with a Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies. She also holds a BA Honours in History with a specialization in Public History from Concordia University in Montreal. Her research studies representations of children and childhood in Canadian commemorations, and captures contemporary children’s own interpretations of the messages communicated. Rebecca’s work has been published both digitally and in-print, and her co-curated exhibition “Morsels of Memory: A Taste of Ottawa’s Food History” was covered by both CBC Radio and CBC News. Currently, Rebecca serves as a Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program Officer with the Canadian Museums Association.

See her publications below:

Friend, Rebecca. “Identity Formation and National Celebration: Canada 150 Edition.” Quebec Heritage News 11, no. 4 (2017): 10-11.

Friend, Rebecca. “Mark Your Calendars, Canada: The Evolution of our National Holiday.” Montreal Mosaic, June 1, 2017.

Friend, Rebecca. “Masking Multiculturalism: Montreal West and Canada 150.” Montreal Mosaic, June 23, 2017.

Friend, Rebecca. “Celebrating Citizenship in Westmount, Canada 150.” Montreal Mosaic, July 11, 2017.