Welcome to our 58th installment of “Ask a Historian”.

Join Historian Matthew Wilkinson for our next episode of “Ask A Historian” on July 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on our YouTube channel.

This week Matthew welcomes guests Megan Wiles and Heliya Babazadeh as they explore the incredible We Are Resilient program from the City of Mississauga.

Megan Wiles is the Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator for the Museums of Mississauga. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s Master of Museum Studies program after completing her Hons. BA degree also at the University of Toronto. Before joining the City of Mississauga in 2019, she spent five years with the Region of Halton’s Heritage Services where she gained experience in exhibition design and fabrication and in the development and facilitation of community programs.

While at Halton Heritage Services, she co-created and led the Ontario Museum Association Award Winning “Partners in Time” program, an in-school program that invites students to curate exhibitions and transform their hallways into museum galleries.

Megan is passionate about making history relevant to her community through storytelling and participatory experiences.

Megan is co-leading the We Are Resilient project bringing her expertise in travelling exhibitions and community engagement to the table. She hopes this project will connect our community and inspire residents to come together and take climate action!

Heliya Babazadeh has been with the Environment Section at the City of Mississauga in various roles since 2014, and is currently the Environmental Outreach Coordinator.

She graduated from York University with an Honours Environmental Studies degree. At the City she is responsible for the City’s internal sustainable employee engagement program called Green Leaders, implementing city wide environmental campaigns and initiatives, and supporting the Climate Change Action implementation.

Heliya is co-leading We are Resilient project as part of the implementation of the Climate Change Action plan. She wants to bring climate change messaging in a different format to engage, educate, and inspire Mississauga residents to take action towards adapting and mitigating to the impacts of our changing climate.

#ApartTogther we continue to celebrate and preserve our natural heritage.

You are invited to email us questions you have about Mississauga and we encourage you to send a short (less than 1 minute) MP4 video of your question, which we may feature in one of our “Ask a Historian” videos.

Any questions not featured in our videos will receive a written response from Matthew.

We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.

Send your questions to us at: info@herit