“Without history there is no memory and without memory there is no history.”
Our Aims & Objectives •	To maintain the storage and management of the material and artefacts held within the Archives.  •	To conduct research in response to straightforward enquiries and advise researchers on more complex subjects.  •	To actively encourage additional donations and deposits of archival material relating to SMHC.  •	To preserve material about individuals with a connection to SHMC, from the Centre and from members of the public.  •	To develop an outreach programme with the aim of encouraging the use of the Archives.  Please Note: Neither patient nor staff records / data are stored within the Archives.
The Committee Lorne Morrisseau - Chair Joyce Surowich - Secretary Vera Kowalchuk - Treasurer  Dr Larry Mackie - Web Admin Isabel Geard Lorna Weiss Marlene Schneider Eve Francis Roxie Cook Diane Youzwa
Pat and Kim Hubick
The Hubick Family . . . The Hubick Family bequeathed a generous donation to the SMHC Archives Committee. Their generosity will help us towards achieving our aims.  Patricia Hubick worked at the Selkirk Mental Heath Centre as a medical secretary for over 25 years.  After her retirement, Pat joined the SMHC Archives committee as one of the founding members in1999. She was an active member and occupied the role of committee Secretary. Patricia died in 2015.     Kimberley Hubick, Pat’s daughter, worked at Selkirk Mental Health Centre for 35 years in the Occupational Therapy department and in 1999 Kim also joined the SMHC Archives committee occupying the role of Treasurer. Kimberley died in 2016.
Selkirk Psychiatric Institute 1964
Our Story We are a volunteer driven non-profit organization. Our primary focus is the preservation of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre ‘s historical artefacts and legacy. The Archive committee was formed in 1999 to gather and preserve over 140 years plus of rich history of Manitoba’s psychiatric / mental health care. Tours of the archives may be arranged through contacting the Committee’s Secretary by using the “Contact Us” tab above. The archives are located in the Administration building; former School of Nursing and nurses residence. We have 3 rooms of memorabilia, scrap books, newspaper clippings, uniforms, grad pins and photographs.
Updated:December 2023
NOTICE...  The asbestos removal from the Archives has now been completed.  Archive Tours / Visits will  soon be available.  Click here for enquiries.