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 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

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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