Governance

The officers of the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society are elected on an annual basis, with elections being carried out during our Annual General Meeting in May. Elections may be held so long as a quorum is present, that quorum being ten (10) members or fifty-one percent (51%) of the membership, whichever is the lesser. The Chair may cast a deciding vote in the event of a tie. All Society members may vote and hold office. No member may hold any one position on the Executive Committee for more than two consecutive years.

President

Sarah Ingram

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Classics from SMU, as well as a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from Memorial University, where she specialized in historical archaeology.  She was also one of the founding executive members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeology Society, and worked for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador on several research projects surrounding intangible cultural heritage and community outreach for heritage protection.

Vice President

Kiersten Green

Kiersten graduated in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and History from Wilfrid Laurier University. Since that time, Kiersten has worked in the field of cultural resource management. She is currently a member of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and is a Nova Scotia Heritage Research Permit holder as well as an Ontario Archaeological Research License holder. Kiersten has experience working in consulting archaeology with the mining, green energy, transportation and hydroelectric industries, in addition to residential and commercial development.

Treasurer

Kyle Cigolotti

Kyle graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010. He has worked with Cultural Resource Management Group Ltd since 2012 throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. Kyle has been a member of the NSAS since 2010 as well as a member of the Canadian Archaeology Association and the Ontario Archaeological Society.

Secretary

Terry Deveau

Terry J. Deveau works as a senior scientist in ocean acoustics, specializing in computer models of underwater sound, ocean data analysis, and sonar performance (https://www.jasco.com/modelling). He holds a BSc in Math and a Diploma in Engineering from Saint Mary's University (1977), as well as a Master of Science degree in Acoustics from Penn State University (1999). He grew up in Clare, Digby County (la Baie Sainte-Marie) and his Deveau family Acadian roots go all the way back a family of cattle ranchers near the Tantramar area at the end of the seventeenth century; following the turmoil of the Expulsion period, the family settled in Salmon River, Digby County, in 1786.

 

Terry has pursued an amateur interest in archaeology since joining the NSAS in 2002. He was first elected to serve on the NSAS Board of Directors at the 2008 AGM. Over the past 13 years that he has served on the Board he has, at different times, held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President. Terry is currently serving the NSAS in the position of Secretary since the 2020 AGM.

 

As an amateur, Terry believes that he brings a slightly different perspective to Board discussions. He continues to be a passionate advocate for research and preservation of certain unusual heritage sites in Nova Scotia, such as the Bayers Lake Walls and the Overton Stone inscription. The main roles of the Secretary position are to record the minutes of the Directors meetings (and the AGM) and to assist the President (and other members) whenever required. The Secretary also serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Terry enjoys serving the Society in these roles.

Past-President

Allison Fraser

Allison holds a B.A. (Hon) in Anthropology and Classics from Saint Mary’s University. Among her research interests are public archaeology, landscape archaeology, and geomorphology. Since becoming involved with archaeology she has participated in local and international excavations, worked on projects throughout the province, and has volunteered in a variety of public archaeology programs. Allison is very interested in promoting archaeology to the public and wants to help the society encourage a strong local Archaeology community.

Director at Large

Travis Crowell

Travis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s as well as a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University. His research on the west and east coasts on Canada has specialized in coastal archaeology and the relationship between settlement and sea-levels. Travis has worked in cultural resource management since 2012, working throughout the Maritime provinces as both a researcher and field archaeologist. He currently works with Davis MacIntyre and Associates has served on the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society executive since 2018. 

Director at Large

Mikael Basque

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Director at Large

Emma Kemp

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Director at Large

David Jones

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Director at Large

Wesley Weatherby

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Director at Large

Logan Robertson

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