Liz Driver, Director/ Curator
Liz has a Master’s degree in Art History from University College, University of London, but for many years her scholarly focus has been food history. Her ground-breaking study Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825–1949 (University of Toronto, 2008) won the Bibliographical Society of Canada’s Tremaine Medal, and she has lectured and published widely in the field. A past president of the Culinary Historians of Canada, in 2009 she was the first person to be inducted into what is now called the Taste Canada Hall of Fame. Liz is fascinated by the way cultural heritage can enrich contemporary life. At Campbell House, she integrates historic food into museum programming and fosters the creation of art, theatre and music in the 1822 Georgian space.
Shannon Todd, Assistant Curator
Shannon received her Master’s in Classics from King’s College London, where her focus was on ancient Greek tragedy. In 2013, she completed a Master’s of Museum Studies degree at the University of Toronto. She has worked at Campbell House since her internship in April 2012, and recently became the Assistant Curator. With her background in theatre, she loves seeing the unique ways theatre companies use the museum in their performances.
Part Time Staff:
Bronwen graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Celtic Studies and a crash course in architectural history, done in Oxford, before going on to obtain an M.A. in Medieval Welsh Literature at Aberystwyth University. She specialises in Scottish and Irish romantic nationalism and early Arthurian studies when not playing the fiddle, knitting, or making Welsh cakes.
Bruce is a Toronto-based heritage practitioner, actor and writer. He also works at Mackenzie House Museum and the Evergreen Brickworks. Bruce is a recent graduate of the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto. He also attended the University of Waterloo (Hon. B.A. English, minor in Drama) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). For more information about him please see www.brucebeaton.info.
Jillian graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History and served as a volunteer at Campbell House for a year before being hired on at the museum part-time. She is passionate about pre-Confederate Canadian history and Toronto history. In her spare time, she reads extensively on a wide variety of topics and drinks more tea than she cares to admit.
Marlee graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Drama and Women’s Studies, and is currently in the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto. Marlee loves early Canadian history (especially the prairies), baking vegan treats and going to lots of theatre.
Sahana graduated from York University with an Honours BA in History and is a recent graduate of the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. She also works at various City of Toronto museum sites. She is passionate about Tudor history, reading historical fiction and YA novels, superheroes, and travelling.
Madeline is an alumni of the Fleming College Museum Management and Curatorship Studies program, and a recent graduate of the Cultural Analysis and Social Theory M.A. at Wilfrid Laurier University where her focus was on cultural memory, community, and art. She also has a specialisation in knitting, crafting, and drinking more cups coffee than humanly possible.
Alyssa received an Honours BA in Classical Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is currently a Master of Museum Studies candidate with the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Alyssa is particularly interested in exhibition development and interpretive planning – two skills she is working to hone while at Campbell House Museum. New to the city, Alyssa is happily on the hunt for the best tacos in Toronto!
Virginia is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama. She is also a Toronto-based Stage Manager,currently completing her stage management apprenticeship. After working as an Assistant Stage Manager for The Hogtown Experience (Hogtown Collective) at Campbell House Museum this summer, she is excited to join the team at the museum itself!