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A/CA Welcomes New Knowledge Mobilization Officer

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Goodbye Axelle Demus, Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Axelle Demus is moving on from their Knowledge Mobilization Officer position to focus on their dissertation, which traces the history of LGBTQ2+ community television in Ontario from the 1970s to the early 2000s. 

They are very grateful for their time as KMO and will be keeping in touch with our network, as we are pleased to announce that they will be staying on as a Student Researcher and as the York University Student Lead for the coming year. 


A Message from Axelle:

Dear A/CA Network,

I hope you are all doing well. I have truly enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of you (mostly virtually!) in the past year. You are all doing incredible work and I feel beyond grateful to have been working alongside such an amazing network of people.

I also would like to thank Janine, Aimée, and Mike for giving me this wonderful opportunity, and for all the support that they have provided me throughout these trying times. 

I hope to stay in touch in the future, and I very much look forward to seeing you all in person eventually! Please do not hesitate to reach out as well: ademus44@yorku.ca.



Archive/Counter-Archive Welcomes Antoine Damiens, our new Knowledge Mobilization Officer!

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Dr. Antoine Damiens is taking over the role of Knowledge Mobilization Officer. Antoine Damiens is a MITACS Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow at York University. His research examines the cultural impact of LGBTQ2+ film festivals, the history of research-creation, and the differences between Canadian and French modes of queerness. Antoine is the author of LGBTQ Film Festivals: Curating Queerness (Amsterdam University Press 2020).

A Message from Antoine:


Dear A/CA Network,

I hope you are doing well! I am beyond delighted to join A/CA as the Knowledge Mobilization Officer and I am particularly looking forward to working with all of you on this incredible project. Thank you, Axelle, for your hard work: I have some big shoes to fill! 

I can't wait to meet all of you and to learn more about your work! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at kmo@counterarchive.ca. 

Take care,