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Archaeology Student Society

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

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THE CREW

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President (she/her)

EMMA CHONG

I am a fourth year Archaeology major, Geography minor, GIS certificate, and CRM certificate. I am interested in underwater archaeology and ritual behaviour, especially human sacrifice. This is my second year in the ASS and I am looking forward to what this year has in store! 

 

This summer I participated in the Curacao Field School, Curacao Cultural Landscape Project, with SFU. I learned a lot about excavating and loved working in the field. I volunteer with the Faculty of Environment for first year events, such as Welcome Day and Paddling. In my free time, I like to bake, crochet, knit, and play music.

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Vice-President (he/him)

JULIAN GROLL

I’m a 3rd year archaeology major with interests in biological anthropology and palaeoecology. This will be my 3rd semester with the ASS and I couldn’t be more excited for what we have in store!

 

This summer I will be starting my honours research in stable isotopes under Dr. Richards, and will also be volunteering regularly in the zooarchaeology lab working on specimen identification with Dr. Giovas. I also have field experience working with Lil’wat nation excavating pithouse sites in Pemberton B.C., and will be returning this summer to continue excavations. Additionally, I have been working as a research assistant within Douglas College’s Department of Anthropology for the last 8 months working with the artifacts and samples collected from our previous excavations and have just begun conducting archival research. Lastly, when I don’t have my head in a book, you can find me training for the Vancouver BMO Marathon, climbing with friends when I have time, and listening to music.

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Treasurer (he/him)

DYLAN BRAUN

I’m a fourth-year archaeology major and also working on a certificate in biological anthropology. I first got interested in archaeology after taking a random introductory course at KPU as what was supposed to be an elective but has since become the main focus in my life. I’m mostly interested in neolithic archaeology, especially about what ancient DNA and osteology can tell us about diets and other aspects of life that changed rapidly during this time.  This is my first year in the ASS, and I’m excited for the opportunity to make deeper connections in the department. 

I don’t have any field experience yet, but I’m keeping an eye open for opportunities during the summer. In my spare time I like to go rock climbing, rowing, or relax by playing DND, video games, and board games with friends.

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Secretary (she/her)

ASHLEY CHAMBERLAIN

This is my first year with the ASS! I am a fourth year archaeology major and humanities minor with a concentration in material culture. I currently work as a junior archaeologist in cultural resource management and plan to continue working in that until I go and get my masters. In my post graduate work I hope to go into museum studies with a lab component so I may manage artifacts within a repository. One thing to know about me is I love doing a lot of creative artistic things but what you can normally find my ranting about is dungeons and dragons or how much I believe the Parthenon marbles should be returned to Greece. I am proud to serve as your madam secretary.

MCKENZIE STRATH

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Rep.

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I am a fourth-year Archaeology, English, and Creative Writing student here at SFU. In the last year, I have become quite fascinated with palaeopathology and the effect of human intestinal parasites on bones. I was first introduced to archaeology two years ago while doing an elective, and fell in love with it ever since! This is my first semester in the ASS, and I look forward to helping students out while creating new friends at future events.

 

Though I do not have any field experience at the moment, I will be attending a field school this summer. In my spare time, I enjoy trail running, painting (specifically landscapes), writing poetry, and baking as many cupcakes as my oven can handle.

Interdepartmental Representative (she/her)

JULIA FARIA

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I’m a second-year archaeology major and I’m experiencing my first year in the ASS! So many fields of Archaeology interest me, so I’m still figuring out which area I want to focus on. The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and Egypt gave me my passion and love for history and opened me up to the world of Archaeology. 

 

I have yet to get any fieldwork done, but I’m eager to learn and love the hands-on experience. Outside of everything you can find me riding my bike, playing some video games, or watching some random documentary I found on YouTube.

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Faculty Representative (she/her)

SARAH GRENIER

I am a fifth year archaeology and history major. I am also completing a certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a Global Humanities minor. I am interested in classical archaeology and I hope to continue my studies focusing on the Roman empire and the influence of women in history. This is my second year in the ASS. 

 

Over the summer I participated in a field school in Pompeii through Mount Allison University. I worked on the Venus Pompeiana Project where I learned much about field techniques and realized how much I loved working in the field. In my free time I like playing DND, knitting, and baking.

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SFSS Councillor (she/they)

SENIHA INCEOZ

I’m a fourth-year archaeology major, and I am also completing the biological anthropology certificate. I have spent a term working in the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and volunteering in the archaeology labs this past year. I am currently working as a junior archaeologist in CRM and hope to continue after graduation before possibly returning for an MA. This is my first year with the ASS, and I am excited to work with everyone!

I have 2 cats, and I like to spend my free time going to bookstores, cafes, and concerts with my friends

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Events & Activities Director (she/her)

KAYREEN DIZON

I’m a fourth-year archaeology major also working to complete a biological anthropology certificate. I have a broad, general interest in all things archaeology and am still trying to find an area in the discipline that I really connect with. This is my first year in the ASS and I’m looking forward to a memorable one!

 

I first became interested in archaeology when I realized how fascinating I found great, ancient civilizations and societies to be. Since then I’ve been eager to learn as much as I possibly could on past cultures around the world.

I have a dog named Skittles and enjoy reading in my spare time.

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Social Media & Debitage Director (she/her)

NIKKI SIMON

Hello! I am a 4th-year Archaeology honours student with a minor in the Humanities and a certificate in Religious Studies. I am particularly interested in historical archaeology, specifically, memorialization of the dead and religious architecture and symbology. This year will be my third with the Archaeology Student Society.

 

I first became interested in becoming an archaeologist when I was in the 5th grade and never quite let that dream go. I have had the privilege of working at several archaeological sites across BC and in Scotland - led by truly singular individuals who have lifted me up and taught me much about myself and what archaeology is all about. In my free time (what free time?), I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking and long walks in the cemetery.

Social Media & Debitage Associate Director (she/her)

SIENNA RIORDAN

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I am a fourth year Archaeology and Criminology student. I am very interested in forensic anthropology and hope to complete the forensic studies certificate. I am looking forward to taking more bio archaeology courses in the upcoming year. This is my first semester in the ASS and I am very excited to be working with everyone. 

 

Although I do not have any field experience, I am hoping to attend a field school in the future. In my free time I enjoy running, baking, sudoku, and reading.

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General Member (she/they)

LEVI MYMKO

Hi, I'm Levi. I'm a third year archaeology major and this is my first year in the ASS. I'm also currently working as a research assistant for Dana Lepofsky. I'm interested in archaeology of British Columbia, Britain, and Eastern Europe. After graduation. I'm looking forward to working in CRM around where I live on Tla'amin territory and I may pursue an MA in archaeology at SFU.

 

This summer I participated in a bioarchaeology field school in Poland, excavating a medieval cemetery. In my spare time, you can find me knitting a sweater, tattooing friends, or mudlarking on the River Thames.  

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General member (she/her)

GEMMA RANCE

I am a fourth-year archaeology major, pursuing a certificate in cultural resource management. After graduation I am looking forward to a career in CRM. However, in the future I hope to complete a masters and PHD in BC archaeology. I am primarily interested in British Columbian archaeology, ethnoecology, and the role of archaeology in restorative justice work.

 I’m looking forward to participating in the local North Vancouver field school this summer. This is my first year with the ASS. Other than archaeology I enjoy hiking, reading, and camping.

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General Member (she/her)

MINA PERRY

Hi! I’m a second year archaeology major and a first year transfer student at SFU. I am incredibly passionate about studying the migration patterns and cultural practices of Australian indigenous people and hope to pursue my masters and PHD in this area of the world. My ultimate goal is to become a professor of archaeology at a major research based university. 

 

Though I don’t have any prior experience in archaeological field work, I am confident and excited to be a part of this vibrant community. I hope to do my first field school or a term abroad in the coming years. In my free time I enjoy playing and watching rugby as well as playing Nintendo video games with my family and friends.

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General Member (he/him)

ISAAC STONE

I’m a second year archaeology major, but this is my first year at SFU and as a member of ASS. I'm interested in both early medieval Europe and historical resilience to climate change, with plans to complete a masters after my degree. I haven’t had the opportunity to do any fieldwork yet, thanks COVID, but I'm hoping to change that soon! Outside of school you can find me playing rugby, hanging out with friends and playing video games. 

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