Hagit Hadaya holds a Master of Canadian Heritage Conservation and a High Honours BA in Architectural History, both from Carleton University, Ottawa. Since the completion of her formal education, she has been researching, writing and lecturing on a variety of topics dealing with Canadian architectural history. She has acted as a consultant for Parks Canada’s Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office (FHBRO), taught Canadian history at Algonquin College, and conducted numerous walking tours of various areas in the Capital and surrounding communities. Hagit is a former board member of Heritage Ottawa, the Ottawa LACAC, Community Heritage Ontario and the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (now Capital Heritage Connexion). She has published two books: In Search of Sacred Space: Synagogue Architecture in Ottawa (2013), and At Home With the Prime Minister: Ottawa Residences of the Prime Ministers Prior to 1952 (2017).