May 2017

Breakfast Seminar: BC’s Archaeological Past and Developing Future

Managing Heritage Resources in the Face of Growing Development

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, 180 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Aviva Finkelstein, Project Manager
Kleanza Consulting
Credit: 1.25 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members: $45.00 including GST

Guests/Non-members: $50.00 including GST

APEGBC Student Members: $15.00 including GST
Contact: Please contact the Vancouver Branch's Breakfast Seminar Coordinator if you have any questions. 
Note: The video below displays the old event date, please note that the event is now on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

British Columbia has a rich and long-standing history of use by First Nations people as well as historical settlers. This continued use over decades has left a rich archaeological footprint. There are thousands of archaeological sites in BC registered with the BC Archaeology Branch and likely even more that have not yet been registered. These archaeological sites are protected by provincial law and can only be investigated or altered by a qualified archaeologist and with the applicable permit. They area also often in conflict with proposed or planned developments. Please read below for more details.

Please join the Vancouver Branch for our upcoming breakfast seminar. This talk will present a broad overview of Provincial Heritage Legislation, a breakdown of the archaeological process in BC, and the challenges and opportunities project proponents encounter when faced with archaeological concerns.


6:30 AM–7:30 AM: Registration, Networking, and Buffet Breakfast
7:30 AM–8:45 AM: Featured Pesentation
9:00 AM: Closing


Aviva Finkelstein, Project Manager
Kleanza Consulting

Aviva Finkelstein is Kleanza Consulting’s Lower Mainland Project Manager. She is an experienced Field Archaeologist and Project Manager in both the consulting and academic realms of archaeology, having conducted archaeology not only within Canada and the U.S. but also in Spain and the Middle East.

Aviva has extensive experience working in the Lower Mainland, conducting archaeological impact assessments, preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, and monitoring programs. She is a Provincial archaeological permit holder as well as a trained perishable artifacts specialist.

She is particularly interested in decolonizing archaeology, in conducting archaeology through a queer feminist lens, and in cultivating public education and awareness.

About Kleanza Consulting

Kleanza Consulting Ltd. is a BC archaeological consulting firm with five offices throughout the Province. Its clientele range from municipalities and private developers to mining and forestry companies to First Nations. Kleanza's projects are diverse and include archaeological field and desktop studies for proposed developments, policy building for First Nations, and traditional use studies. They also offer archaeological training for industry professionals and First Nations.

In the Lower Mainland, Kleanza is the preferred archaeological firm for the Musqueam First Nation and are one of four firms qualified to work with the City if Vancouver. They have worked on such projects as the City of Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway Corridor and Stanley Park Seawall Repairs and Upgrades, the McCleery and Magee Estates in Southlands, and recently Metro Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit Park Creek and Trails Remediation Project.

They believe in conducting meaningful archaeology that is community involved and respectful of the archaeological record. They also pride themselves in being adept at balancing each project or client’s specific needs, the requirements of the BC Archaeology Branch, the concerns of the public, and First Nations heritage concerns and cultural sensitivities.


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