Staff

Elaine Gold - Executive Director

Elaine Gold initiated the founding of the Canadian Language Museum and oversees its operations. She brings to her work at the CLM a PhD in Linguistics, an MA in Art History and strong experience in arts administration and curatorial work. Dr. Gold taught Linguistics at the University of Toronto for over 20 years. She has lived in central, western and northern Canada, and is dedicated to promoting and protecting this country's rich language heritage. She is the recipient of the 2019 National Achievement Award from the Canadian Linguistic Association for her work with the Canadian Language Museum.

Contact: director@languagemuseum.ca

Jocelyn Kent - Associate Curator, Exhibits and Digital Outreach

Jocelyn has a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto. She brings exhibition development experience from a range of museums, including previous work for the CLM as a student curator. She also works at Fort York National Historic Site and is the former Chair of ACO NextGen’s group for students and emerging heritage professionals. She is proud to share CLM’s exhibits with peoples across Canada.

Contact: exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

Stephanie Pile - Consultant

Stephanie Pile brings skills in linguistics, archiving and museum administration. She has an MA in Linguistics from Memorial University and is working as the First Nations Language Digital Archivist at the Woodland Cultural Centre. She is a board member of the Paris Museum and Historical Society and has worked as an archivist for the Six Nations Polytechnic - Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre. Stephanie is passionate about language revitalization and intangible cultural heritage, and is honoured to be part of the Canadian Language Museum.

 

Eshe Mercer-James - Administrative Assistant

Eshe Mercer-James has a doctorate in English; her dissertation looked at Black women writers' language use in novels centered around a Black woman protagonist. Eshe is excited to further explore her language interests and contribute to the Museum's mission of advocacy and promotion of Canada's many languages.

 

 

 

Jodee Santos - Digital Outreach

Jodee Santos has joined us to help with digital outreach and the museum's library. She has a degree in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, and hopes to pursue further studies in the field in the future.

 

 

Adrian Kawula - Touring Assistant

Adrian Kawula has joined the CLM as an Administrative Assistant to the Travelling Exhibits program. Adrian recently completed his MA in History at the University of Guelph and hopes to go back one day for his PhD.