THEN/HiER blog #3

Passports and bills and advertisements, oh my! In which I try to connect the dots between recent federal initiatives and the reshaping of public perceptions of Canadian history. Check out the blog post here.

ICOM Ignite

I recently presented at an International Council of Museums (ICOM) conference here in Vancouver. The conference was organized by ICOM's Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities committee (CAMOC), and was hosted by the Museum of Vancouver. I participated in the first plenary event, which was a series of five Ignite talks. An Ignite talk... Continue Reading →

THEN/HiER blog #2

My second post for the "Teaching the Past" blog has just been put online. Check it out: "Implementing Diversity Through Aboriginal Territory Acknowledgements."  

THEN/HiER blog #1

Earlier this summer, Kate Zankowicz, a former classmate from U of T, asked if I would be interested in contributing to "Teaching the Past: A Blog About Teaching History in Canada," which is run by The History Education Network/Histoire et Education en Réseau (THEN/HiER). I said of course (Blogs? About Canadian history? And teaching? Yes,... Continue Reading →


I'm now officially the newest member of IPinCH (Intellectual Property in Cultural Heritage), an international collaborative research project looking at the theoretical, practical, ethical and policy issues of cultural heritage. I'm really excited to become involved with IPinCH activities, and am looking forward to contributing to the project as a whole, but especially through the... Continue Reading →

Field School Report

This past spring I participated in the Stó:lō Ethnohistory Field School, which I've also written about here. My completed report is on the Ethnohistory Field School website, or you can download a pdf here.

Book Review: These Mysterious People

Susan Roy's book These Mysterious People: Shaping History and Archaeology in a Northwest Coast Community is incredibly timely, given the ongoing Musqueam protest to protect burial grounds from development. My review of it, published with BC Studies, is available online here.

Stó:lō Ethnohistory Field School

This past spring I participated in the Stó:lō ethnohistory field school, run by Stó:lō Nation, USask, and UVic. It was hugely enriching, both personally and professionally - I met a lot of amazing people, read some great history, and worked collaboratively with others to prepare my own report, the biography of a canoe carved by... Continue Reading →

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