An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 3; The Importance of a Website

It’s certainly been a busy week and its only Tuesday! Last week I talked about my work with Banting House NHS’s social media, the creation of a strategic plan and manual and the importance of paying attention to analytics! This week is an expansion on that, but with a focus on website design and building.           ... Continue Reading →

An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 2; Navigating a Digital World

For as long as I can remember, the time we live in has been termed the digital age. It's my generation and the generations that have followed after me that have grown up surrounded by technology. While I remember a time where my family only had very slow dial-up internet and one family computer. There... Continue Reading →

An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 1; Who am I?

Hello everyone! My name is Kat MacDonald and I’ll be working at Banting House National Historic Site as an intern for the summer! I am currently completing my M.A in Public History at Western University. I am originally from Kingston and completed my B.A (Hons.) in History and German Studies at Queen’s University. Prior to... Continue Reading →

Banking On Your Support

At the beginning of January, Bank of Canada Governor Steven Poloz announced that they were planning to redesign the look of the $5 bill, and that the Bank of Canada would be launching public consultations for who Canadians would like to see on the new $5 note, this process is similar to the one used... Continue Reading →

Of Ink and Insulin

Humans have been marking their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years, with some of the earliest evidence dating back to 3100 B.C.E. Tattoos have been common across the globe for religious, cultural, and ceremonial reasons, and more recently, aesthetic purposes. In the western world, a stigma around the unprofessionalism of tattoos developed, setting them... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Research Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Madison Bifano and I'll be working at Banting House NHSC as a Graduate Research Assistant for the next few months! I'm currently working on my M.A. in Public History at Western University, and I have a B.A. (Hons.) in History from Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, where I'm from.... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to Banting House (For Now)

Well, it’s been an amazing term, but the day has finally come where I have to say goodbye my Research Assistant position at Banting House National Historic Site. This term has gone by so quickly and I’ve had so many meaningful experiences here, but it’s time to pass the torch to one of my talented... Continue Reading →

Voyage to the Eastern Arctic

My time at Research Assistant Banting House National Historic Site is quickly coming to a close, but I still have a few more projects to share with you before I pass the torch! This week I’ve been able to get back into doing research for a book that we hope to publish next year for... Continue Reading →

World Diabetes Day 2019

Last week at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we celebrated World Diabetes Day and Dr. Banting’s Birthday with an event in Sir Frederick G. Banting Square. In total, we had approximately 160 visitors join us for the event in order to listen to some of our “Dear Dr. Banting” letters, take a tour... Continue Reading →

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