Archaeology Student Society

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

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THE CREW

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President

RORY DOUCETTE

Rory Doucette is a 4th + year Archaeology Major with a focus in Biological Anthropology and Human Osteology. They were a participant in the 2018 Portugal Bioarchaeology Field School and have volunteered at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Rory is currently an RA for Dr. Jon Driver, working on lithic assemblages from Charlie Lake Cave while also working on their Honours under the supervision of Dr. Hugo Cardoso. In their free time they spend it chilling with friends, reading fiction, and playing Animal Crossing.

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Vice President

KATY M.K. AU

Katy is a 4th year Archaeology major and is currently completing her last semester. In 2019, she participated in the K’omoks/SFU Field School in Courtenay, BC. This past summer, she took part in an excavation lead by Sarah Beaulieu of UFV at the WWI Monashee Internment Camp. For now, she would like to start working in CRM but is entertaining the idea of attending grad school in the near future. During her free time, she enjoys podcasts about true crime and bizarre happenings, fiber crafts, and eating.

DAMON TARRANT

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Council Member

Damon is a third year archaeology and criminology double major. His academic interests are biological anthropology and human osteology. This is his second year with the ASS. Damon is currently an RA at the Centre of Forensic Research under Dr. Gail Anderson. After his undergrad Damon wants to pursue a masters program in Forensic/Biological anthropology.

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Secretary

INDIA NEVILLE

India is a third year Archaeology major with an interest in zooarchaeology and museum studies. She is currently a Work-Study Student at the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. She is also pursuing minors in Biology and English. During the 2018-19 year she taught English in Catalonia (Spain). India enjoys singing in her free time, particularly with her acapella choir. 

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CHARLOTTE TAYLOR

Faculty Liaison

Charlotte is a third year Double Major in Criminology and Archaeology. She is also completing her forensic science certificate. She is an executive member of the Criminology Student Association, Pre-Law Society, SFU Relay for Life, Canadian Cancer Society, and volunteers with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Environment as a Peer Mentor, and as a Welcome Day Leader. She is interested in many academic topics, especially zoology, forensic entomology and evolutinary medicine. By pursuing a degree in both Criminology and Archaeology she wishes to work to bridge the gap between law and science, and remedy the misunderstanding of forensic evidence presented in courts.  

BRIAN CONNOLLY

Treasurer

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Brian is a fourth year Archaeology major that has bounced between CRM and Biological Anthropology. He has also spent some time studying forensics at Langara College. After completing the field school at Langara in 2018, he developed a passion for Archaeology and transferred to SFU to complete his degree. Prior to entering post-secondary, he volunteered at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, another experience that contributed to his growing passion for the field. He is also an electronic music enthusiast and under normal circumstances can sometimes be found contributing as a DJ. His other interests include numismatics, travelling, hiking, gaming, and snowboarding.

NIKKI SIMON

Social Media & The Debitage

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Nikki is a third-year Archaeology major working on additional Cultural resource Management and Religous Studies certificates. In 2019 she attended Capilano Field School in North Vancouver, BC and Pittencrieff Field School in Dunfermline, Scotland. Her primary fields of interest are religion, death, mortuary, and burial practice, with a little (large) bit of the Klondike Gold Rush thrown in there. In her free time...what free time?

EMMA CHONG

Interdepartmental Liaison

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Emma is a third year archaeology student. She is also completing her GIS certificate. Her interests within archaeology are burial and ritual practices and she hopes to go into underwater archaeology. This summer, she completed her first co-op term as a museum assistant at the Port Moody Station Museum. While there, she worked on the current exhibits and down in the collections.