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Hannah Belec


Research Assistant

Hannah Belec (she/her) is in her final year of the Honors History program at the University of Manitoba. Hannah’s academic interests include museum education, interpretation, curation, and gender history. For example, Hannah has researched the material culture of Red River Métis women, specifically the Inkster-Sinclair women, and created an exhibit at the Seven Oaks House Museum. You can check out the exhibit here!

Hannah has held multiple leadership positions within the University of Manitoba student community. She is currently the President of the University of Manitoba Arts Student Body Council (ASBC). Between 2021 and 2024, she was the Events Chair and President of the University of Manitoba History Students’ Association (UMHiSA) and the UMSU Director and Director of Academic Programming for ASBC. 

As a Student Research Assistant for the Centre for Human Rights Research, Hannah has explored scholarship and policy on reproductive and bodily justice for the Period Poverty and Equity, On Campus and Beyond project. Hannah is now working on the History in the Hotseat: Colonialism and the Knowing and Teaching of Canada’s Past project to examine scholarship, media, and grey literature on Canadian history, colonialism, and education.

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