A portrait of Canada’s technological past: photography exhibit opens at York University


TORONTO, April 23, 2019 – From computer makers to installers and operators, the Portraits of Digital Canada exhibit will feature photographs from the IBM Canada Images Archive, depicting the budding of the information age in Canada.

The exhibit, opening at York University’s Scott Library on April 24, features images authored by award-winning photographer George Dunbar, who was tasked with documenting IBM’s corporate life.

IBM photo exhibit poster

Zbigniew Stachniak, associate professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, is the curator of the exhibit and will be available for interviews.

WHAT:  Portraits of Digital Canada photography exhibit. View full program and map here.

WHEN: April 24, 2019, at 4:00 pm

WHERE:  Scott Library, York University Keele campus

Opening remarks:

Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries, Dave Robitaille, IBM Canada - Innovation, Citizenship & Government Affairs, Zbigniew Stachniak, curator of both the exhibit and York University’s Computer Museum

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Media Contact:

Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 44543, anayyar@yorku.ca