|Rachel Dewan, Robert Peck, James Cowan, Noel Kinsella, David Rupp, Allison Stewart|
Our visitors were most interested in the archaeological fieldwork that is carried out under the aegis of the Institute, and impressed by the large number of Canadian undergraduate and graduate students who participate in them each year. The diversity of our Canadian university support was noted positively. They had a chance to ask our new intern Rachel Dewan (see below) questions about her interest in archaeology and how being in Greece will help her future studies. Speaker Kinsella provided some very useful information on Canadian foundations that support cultural activities. It was an informative and useful visit for all.
Who will be next to grace the premises of the Institute???
This week our new undergraduate intern from Wilfrid Laurier University arrived to start a three month tenure with us. Rachel Dewan is not that “new” to the Institute, as she has been in Greece since the early Summer. She was a member of the Wilfrid Laurier field school that was held in June and July at Gournia in Crete. Afterwards she took the opportunity to travel around Greece.
Rachel is an enthusiastic student of archaeology and history. Her goal is to do graduate work focusing on the Bronze Age Aegean. She brings much experience and dedication to this position. While at CIG she will work on keeping the Library catalogues up-to-date as well as scanning and to organizing materials for the Archives. You’ll have a chance to meet her at our events starting next month (and, no doubt, at darts on Tuesday evenings!).