Friday, September 14, 2012

Parliamentary Visitors to the Institute and the New Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Intern is Here!

Rachel Dewan, Robert Peck, James Cowan, Noel Kinsella, David Rupp, Allison Stewart
As THE Canadian cultural organization in town, our Canadian Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Robert Peck, ensures that all important visitors from Canada come to the Institute to learn more about us. On Monday evening we were honoured by the visit of the Speaker of the Senate of Canada, the Honourable Noel A. Kinsella. Kinsella was in Greece on an official state visit. He was accompanied by the Honourable James S. Cowan, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from the Liberal Party. Along with Ambassador Peck, Ms. Allison Stewart (the Embassy’s Counsellor), Ms. Janelle Feldstein (the Chief of Staff of the Speaker) and Ms. Marie-Ève Belzile (the Visits Officer for the Parliament of Canada) we had a full house!

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???

Rachel Dewan
New Undergraduate Intern
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!).

Welcome Rachel!!!

David Rupp

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