This website’s content is based on the combined knowledge of GRASAC’s contributing researchers and the records of host institutions. New digital exhibits and announcements will continue to be added and we hope that this site will become a resource for students of all ages wanting to learn more about the stunning art and rich histories of the Great Lakes region.
The first version of this website launched in 2014. It was designed by Mikinaak Migwans (then pursuing their PhD at Columbia University and now a professor at the University of Toronto) to highlight the beauty and multi-layered meanings of many of the cultural items GRASAC had studied.
The site was re-designed in 2017 by Kate Higginson (then GRASAC’s Communications Director). This version added more detail on the people and history of GRASAC, as well as news, resources and social media features.
In 2020 this site was transitioned from Carleton University to be hosted at the University of Toronto, GRASAC’s new hub. GRASAC gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the University’s Faculty of Arts and Science Information and Instructional Services team, especially Client Services Manager Priyadharshini Murugaiah, who has walked us through all aspects of this transition, and her excellent team. The site development and migration work was done by Sky Li, a 3rd year University of Toronto Computer Science specialist and History Major, and managed by Heidi Bohaker. Site testing and new content by Bradley Clements.