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     Angela Williams, Deputy CEO
Session 1: Biodiversity Past and Present  10:10 am to 12:00 pm
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
Dr. Gavin Hanke Recent changes to British Columbia’s Coastal Fish Fauna
Panel Discussion hosted by Dr. Rob Cannings, Curator Emeritus
Lunch                      12:00 pm 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
Dr. Martha Black Orcas: Art, Stories and Indigenous Knowledge
Genevieve Weber       Ida Halpern Records for Inscription on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register
Emma Wright             Archives and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Closing Remarks – Leah Best, Head of Knowledge
Research Day Reception 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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