Research Day

In addition to our world-class exhibitions, publications and programs, did you know the museum and archives also produces original research? 

We invite you to drop in on Research Day--for a single presentation, a session or the full day--and hear about the fascinating studies taking place across our organization in 2018 and the new knowledge that our collections have generated. 


Opening Remarks     Professor Jack Lohman, CBE
Session 1: Biodiversity Past and Present  10:10 am to 11:45 am
Marji Johns Carmanah Group Strata
Dr. Ken Marr & Dr. Erica Wheeler Botany of BC Mountains (in two parts)
Dr. Claudia Copley Spider Diversity in British Columbia
Dr. Joel Gibson Islands of Biodiversity: Insects and Spiders of Coastal BC
Dr. Henry Choong Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Collection
Panel Discussion hosted by Dr. Rob Cannings, Curator Emeritus
Break for lunch                        11:45 am to 1:00 pm 
Session 2: BC Journeys: Cultural and Economic Perspectives in BC History 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Don Bourdon Frederick Dally World-wide
Dr. Lorne Hammond   History of BC’s Energy Sector
Dr. Tzu-I Chung           Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project
Panel Discussion hosted by Leah Best, Head of Knowledge
Session 3: Indigenous Heritage and Reconciliation 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Dr. Genevieve Hill       Classifying Incised Stones in the Royal BC Museum Archaeology Collection
Grant Keddie               Spindle Whorls in the Royal BC Museum Archaeology Collection
Martha Black Orcas: Art, Stories and Indigenous Knowledge
Genevieve Weber       Submitting the Ida Halpern Records and Vancouver Island Treaties for Inscription on the UNESCO Memories of the World Register​
Emma Wright             Archives and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Closing Remarks – Angela Williams, Deputy CEO and VP Collections, Research and International Programs

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