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 for both days.
The first day of the Spring Institute is Friday April 12.
Day Two - April 13 Schedule
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|
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|