Vancouver Underwater Explorers Speakers Series

The Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Chapter holds regular monthly meetings in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. At each meeting the UASBC invites a new guest to give a presentation on various archaeological, exploration or diving topics. The Underwater Explorers Speaker Series is a great opportunity to learn from experts, get involved with the UASBC, and to meet fellow UASBC members and divers.

Regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Maritime Museum - 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost.

Please contact the Lower Mainland director by email for more information.

Clam Gardens: Traditional Shellfish Mariculture on the Northwest Coast

 

Title: Clam Gardens: Traditional Shellfish Mariculture on the Northwest Coast

Archaeology of the Sir John Franklin Expedition

Speaker: Dr. Robyn Woodward, archaeologist

 Title: Archaeology of the Sir John Franklin Expedition

 Description: Robyn will provide an overview of Parks Canada’s underwater projects in its search for the Franklin Expedition

 

BC's First Nations Canoes

Speaker: Sanford Osler, author

 Title: BC's First Nations Canoes 

Description: Come hear local author Sanford Osler's illustrated talk on First Nations canoes found in British Columbia.

 

 

 

Archaeology of the 1858 Gold Rush

Speaker: Prof. Brian Pegg, archaeologist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Title: Archaeology of the 1858 Gold Rush

 

Description: Prof. Pegg has lead several field schools and other surveys of indigenous, mining, and settler sites in the Fraser Canyon, with fascinating historic and indigenous finds. He will explain the role of indigenous people in the pivotal historic events that took place between 1858 (the Fraser Canyon gold rush) and 1863 (the completion of the Cariboo Wagon Road)

 

The Maritime Archaeological Society: Our First Year

Speaker: Chris Dewey - President of the  Maritime Archaeological Society based in Astoria Oregon.

Title: The Maritime Archaeological Society: Our First Year