Corinne DaelickDirector of Museum Education
Corinne was born and raised in Saskatchewan, growing up on the family farm near Esk. A love of history and all things Saskatchewan inspired her to earn a Bachelor of Arts, Double Honours, in History and Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan specializing in Saskatchewan history.
Corinne’s involvement in the heritage sector began after university when she was hired on a term contract to work in the Collections Department at the WDM Corporate Office in Saskatoon. This term was followed by a second term position with the WDM, this time as an Education Assistant. These varied positions helped Corinne gain valuable experience in artifact care, research and program development. Once these terms were complete, Corinne continued as a volunteer at the Corporate Office while working outside of the heritage sector.
In 2006 Corinne jumped at the chance to return to the WDM when the position of Education/Volunteer Coordinator at the WDM Saskatoon became available. This was a role she loved as she got to work with so many fantastic volunteers, museum staff, teachers and school children. Another exciting opportunity arose in 2013 when Corinne took on a new role within the WDM, Director of Museum Education, based at the Corporate Office. In this position, Corinne oversees and supports school and public programs and the volunteer program at all four WDM locations.
The WDM has many wonderful programs that educate people of all ages about Saskatchewan history. Corinne is proud to have been part of the Grade 4 Harvest Demonstrations which has, since 1975, taught approx. 100,000 children about agriculture in Saskatchewan during the first half of the 20th century. Corinne remembers attending this program when she was a child so was thrilled to be able to share it with students today. She also led a team in the development of the Smarter Science Better Buildings program for Grade 7 students. In partnership with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, the WDM developed a program to teach students about building sustainable homes. This is done through hands-on workstations and museum tours comparing past innovations to what can be done today. In 2014 the program was recognized for innovation by the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainability.
Corinne served on the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon Board from 2011-2016, which included three years on the Board Executive. In 2016, Corinne was elected to the Board of Directors for the Museums Association of Saskatchewan and, in 2019, was appointed as Board President.