With a commitment to introducing new technologies for research and teaching, the VCR unit maintains, preserves and provides access to extensive film/video/digital and slide collections, ensuring they are accessible for long-term use.  


All research activities and viewing of collections are by appointment only. Please email to make an appointment.

VCR Residency Program: Call for Applications 2023

The deadline for submissions will be on Monday December 19th, 2022.

Applications must be sent to:

Film Curator-in-ResidenceImage Curator-in-Residence

VCR Curator-in-Residence Program 2022

VCR Curator-in-Residence Program 2022

VCR is pleased to host two new Curators-in-Residence, 2022. This year, Elya Myers is the Film-Curator-in-Residence and Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa is the inaugural Image-Curator-in-Resident. For this program, the residents will curated a collection of films and images created by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) filmmakers and artists.  The curators will present their work in the form of a video essay, curatorial notes and an exhibition. 

Elya Myers

Elya Myers

(BFA Film Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University)  

Elya Myers is a researcher, writer, and creator having recently graduated with a Specialized BFA in Film Studies at Concordia in Montreal. Her current research and interests orbit around Anime, Animation, Blackness, and race and representation across media. Her recent work at Short Ends Collective, Noir Caesar, and various collaborations with artists reflect these recurring subject(ivitie)s. 

Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa

Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa 

(MA Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University)

Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa is an architect and art historian from Brazil. Her previous works include an open-access research tool called “Canadian Library Architecture” that includes design information on over 300 libraries across Canada, representing all provinces and territories. Her research interests include oral history, material culture, vernacular architecture, art librarianship, and digital preservation and curation. Cardoso de Sousa employs oral history practices in her research and curation. For the residency program Wanessa will research artists from Latin America. 



Visual Collections Repository (VCR)
1515 Ste. Catherine St. West
EV building
Room EV 3.703


Fall Term 2022
Sept.6th- Dec. 9th
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 8pm

Dec. 9th- 21st
Monday – Friday: 10 am - 6pm

Dec. 22nd - January 6th

Winter Term 2023
January 9th- April 21st
Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm

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