Project Team

Our research group is led by Dr. Peter Dawson (Archive Director), Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and Dr. Derek Lichti, Geomatics Engineering, at the University of Calgary. It is comprised of archaeologists, geomatics engineers, computer scientists and heritage managers.

Peter Dawson

Peter is the Archive Director and a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary.

Derek Lichti

Derek is a Professor and Department Head in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Alireza Farrokhi

Alireza is Head of Conservation and Construction Services with Alberta Culture and Tourism.

Denis Gadbois

Denis Gadbois is a senior instructor and award winning photographer in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary.

Susanne Goosney

Susanne Goosney is a graduate of the University of Calgary, Her interests lie in the areas of Historical Archaeology, particularly on the Canadian Plains, as well as Heritage Preservation.

Colleen Hughes

Colleen completed her Master of Arts degree in Archaeology in early 2018. Her research interests include Indigenous traditional land use, landscape archaeology, toponomy (place name studies), and arctic archaeology.

Madisen Hvidberg

Madi is an MA student in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. She is currently exploring how 3D data can be used for heritage management in Alberta.

Kelsey Penannen

Kelsey is an MA student in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include the digital documentation of archaeological heritage resources at risk in Alberta.

Kate Pexman

Kate Pexman is an undergraduate student in Geomatics Engineering with a minor in Archaeology. She is interested in applying LiDAR, laser scanning and GIS to the field of Archaeology. Kate is also an athlete on the University of Calgary Women’s Volleyball Team.

Christina Robinson

Christina is a PhD. candidate at the University of Calgary. She is employing Building Information Models (BIMs), terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry as monitoring tools for the physical changes at Brooks Aqueduct.

Elisa Rubicalcava Cobo

Elisa is a Heritage Conservation Technologist at Alberta Culture and Tourism