Carleton Community Oral History Collection

Call for volunteer participants! 

The Carleton University Corporate Archives is currently seeking volunteer staff, faculty, and alumni to participate in oral history interviews regarding their time and association with the school.  

Purpose 

The purpose of this oral history project is to document and preserve an account of participants’ experiences at Carleton University, specifically: past and current staff, Board members, faculty, as well as alumni. The information gathered will help build a more fulsome and diverse narrative of Carleton’s development and be used for the purposes of studying the university’s history. The interview, transcripts, and any accompanying documentation (e.g. photographs) will be part of the Carleton Community Oral History Collection (CUREB-A #112854) of the Carleton University Corporate Archives. The interview and accompanying documentation will only be available to the public according to the parameters consented to by each participant. 

Carleton’s story is the task eternal for the Corporate Archives! Your participation in this project may contribute to a greater understanding of the school’s development and how its people helped to build it up. Your stories will become part of Carleton’s history! 

Conditions of Participation 

  • Participation in the interview is completely voluntary.
  • The interview will be conducted in-person at a mutually agreed upon location.  
  • The interview will be recorded by the interviewer using digital audio equipment. 
  • The interview will consist of prepared questions, which the participant may review prior to the interview. 
  • The participant may choose to discuss aspects of their experiences that are not covered by the prepared questions. 
  • The participant may also choose to not answer specific questions they do not want to.
  • Interviews take approximately 1 hour but participants may request to pause the interview, take a break, or reschedule at any time during the process. 
  • A transcription and a digital copy of the interview will be provided to the participant.  

If you are interested in participating, please contact us below:


This project was reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board A. If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact Carleton University Research Ethics Board (by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 2517 for CUREB A or by email at ethics@carleton.ca.