Spring Institute

Did you know that in addition to our world-class exhibitions, programs and publications, the museum and archives also conducts original research? This two day Spring Institute will highlight the fascinating findings happening everyday at the Royal BC Museum and Archives.

We invite you to drop in and hear about the engaging work taking place across our organization. The Spring Institute will include discussions and interactive sessions—drop in for one session, stay all day, or come to both days.

Spring Institute Schedule

Day One - April 12 

10am to 10:15am             
Introductory Remarks - Research in the Museum Context
                                         Professor Jack Lohman, CEO

10:20am to 12pm            
Here Let Me Live: Insights into Species Migration in British Columbia and Beyond

Erica Wheeler Session Introduction
Gavin Hanke Diet and reproductive capacity of Common Wall Lizards and their impacts on urban environments of south Vancouver Island
Rob Cannings Finding new bugs: publishing with the public
Heidi Gartner Our Invading Invertebrate Relatives
Henry Choong Shipwrecked in Eden – Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from marine fouling assemblages in the Galapagos Islands
Erica Wheeler - Moderator Session Panel Discussion & Audience Questions

12pm-1pm                        
Engagement Tables, Clifford Carl Hall

1:05pm to 2:45pm          
Collections Focus: Studies and Applications using the Historical-Institutional Lens

Kim Gough Session Introduction
Kasey Lee What to do About Plastics?
Grant Keddie Tool Stone Geography and the Museum Archaeology Collection
Lauren Buttle Yokohama-e: 19th Century Japanese Photographic Paintings
Genevieve Hill Reorienting Research: new approaches to policy and ancestral remains repatriation
Kim Gough - Moderator Session Panel Discussion & Audience Questions

2:45pm-4pm       
Introduction by Professor Jack Lohman                
Alphonse Umilisa, Director of the National Museums of Rwanda

4-5pm                                 
Engagement Tables, Clifford Carl Hall

 

Day Two - April 13

10am to 10:15am             
Introductory Remarks - Research in the Museum Context 
Joanne Orr, Deputy CEO and VP Collections, Research and International Programs

10:20am to 12pm 
Here Let Me Live: Insights into Biodiversity and Evolution

Liz Crocker Session Introduction
Ken Marr A local, a Disguised alien, Hot Springs Bacteria and a Ruler: “Common Reed” in British Columbia
Joel Gibson Tiny Flies in the Great Bear Rainforest
Claudia Copley Spider Diversity of British Columbia
Victoria Arbour Dinosaur Discovery: How Ankylosaurs and Glyptodonts Got Their Tail Clubs
Liz Crocker  – Moderator Session Panel Discussion & Audience Questions

12pm-1pm                        
Engagement Tables, Clifford Carl Hall

1:05pm to 2:45pm          
Community-Driven Research in the Age of Participatory Culture

Leah Best Session Introduction 
Tzu-I Chung & Chris O’Connor It’s Complicated: Representation, Community Engagement and Museum Practices
Jordan Stanger Ross Landscapes of Injustice: Japanese Canadian Dispossession
Genevieve Weber Changing the Narrative: Indigenous Data, Information and Records
Lorne Hammond Pop Culture and Orcinus orca
Leah Best – Moderator Session Panel Discussion & Audience Questions

2:45pm-3pm                       
Closing Remarks
Leah Best, Head of Knowledge

3-4pm                                 
Engagement Tables, Clifford Carl Hall

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Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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