Founder Dr. Ron Williamson Receives The Thomas Symons Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Williamson on being honoured with the Thomas Symons Award!  The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards, administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, are prestigious distinctions that recognize exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and cultural and natural heritage. We are pleased to share that ASI founder Dr. Ron Williamson […]

Dr. Katie Hull Gives Public Lecture at Trent University

Poster for Katie Hull's public lecture at Trent University November 25th

ASI’s very own Dr. Katherine Hull will be giving a lecture at Trent University’s Durham campus tomorrow, Friday Nov 25th from 5-7pm. Dr. Hull will talk about the 19th century Irish immigration to Ontario as a result of the Great Famine of 1847. She will be discussing the work ASI has undertaken to exhume, identify, […]

Rob MacDonald Interview on the Overlooked Indigenous Heritage in Waterloo Region

For Indigenous Heritage Month, the Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette interviewed our Managing Partner Rob MacDonald on local Indigenous history that deserves to be more widely known by the public. About 600 years ago, Wilmot was home to a Neutral Iroquoian village which included the largest longhouse that has been excavated in Ontario- at over 120 metres long! […]

Dr Robert MacDonald is Participating in the Celebration of Nations

Niagara’s annual Indigenous arts gathering is forging ahead with a hybrid format this year! For anyone wanting to join in virtually, a free livestream will be broadcasting talks, storytelling and musical performances. For those attending in person, there are exhibitions and workshops to check out! This year’s event is celebrating the creativity, diversity and resilience […]

ASI’s Commitment to the TRC Calls to Action Regarding Unmarked Residential School Burials

On May 26th, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in British Columbia announced preliminary results of a ground-penetrating radar investigation which suggested the possible discovery of unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. As heartwrenching as this news has been, it is but the most recent of what will continue to be an […]

ASI’s Rob Macdonald & Martin Cooper Speak at Old Fort Erie

Old Fort Erie is hosting a heritage focused Speaker Series this spring, called Beneath the Surface: History through Archaeology. The speaker series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. These are interactive sessions that offer you the opportunity to ask questions of archaeology experts and an Indigenous educator. Tickets are $15 per event, or you […]

Behind the Scenes at the Archaeology Alive Exhibit

Did you love the Archaeology Alive exhibit and virtual longhouse at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum? You can now get a behind the scenes look at the exhibit development through a talk by our founder Ron Williamson, Curator Krista Rauchenstein, and 3D Animator Michael Carter from York University. The three of them presented at this week’s Canadian […]

ASI’s Doug Todd to give a talk on Niagara Falls history

Come learn about the history of the City of Niagara Falls! Our very own Doug Todd will be discussing the past uses of the location of the Niagara Falls Exchange- a new creative and cultural hub designed by DTAH that will be located on Main Street. Doug was on the spot during construction as an […]

Founder Ron Williamson participates in David Crombie’s Speaker’s Corner

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is presenting a panel discussion series with former Toronto mayor David Crombie called Speaker’s Corner! This panel is focused on the theme of  “Gathering Place: The Changing Idea of Community in Toronto.” Crombie’s guests include our own Dr. Ron Williamson, Founder and Senior Associate of ASI, Leslie Woo, Chief Executive Officer at […]

ASI is at the 2021 (Virtual) SAA Conference

Assistant Manager of Communications Caitlin Coleman is presenting on Public Communications in CRM at the Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference. The virtual format is offering lots of great opportunities for people from all over the world to easily learn, chat and get to know each other from the safety of their homes! There are […]