Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee (IAAC)
The Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee (IAAC) is a visionary body that draws on the issues, experiences, expertise and perspectives of Indigenous peoples to advise the Museum on effective and respectful engagement with First Nations in BC and matters relating to the Museum’s governance, corporate planning, operations and repatriation with regard to the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia.
Research Advisory Committee
The Research Committee oversees and advises on the research activities of the Royal BC Museum and Archives. The Research Advisory Committee is informed by the principles, priorities and processes set out within Royal BC Museum’s Research Strategy (2016-2021).
The committee consist of 11 members including the Chair, who will be the Vice President Collections, Research and International Programs.
External Advisory Members (2017-2019):
- Dr. Rudy Reimer, Archaeologist, Squamish Nation, Assistant Professor cross-appointed with SFU’s Department of First Nations Studies and Department of Archaeology
- Raymond Frogner - Director of Archives at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba
- Dr. Wayne Maddison, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity
- Dr. Satwinder Bains: South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley
- Dr. Axel Meisen: Chair of Foresight at Alberta Research Council Inc. ; Past President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Dr. Jiri Frank, Scientific Director, National Museum of the Czech Republic
Royal BC Museum Members:
- Joanne Orr, Deputy CEO and Vice President, Collections, Research and International Programs (Chair)
- Leah Best, Head of Knowledge (Secretary)
- David Alexander, Head of Partnerships, IT and Digital and A/Head of Archives
- Lou-ann Neel, Head of Indigenous Collections and Repatriation
- Erica Wheeler, Head of Collections Care and Conservation