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Join us for a panel discussion to explore the past, present, and future of publishing in archaeology

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SFU Archaeology and SFU Library Digital Publishing are thrilled to announce the launch of the open access SFU Archaeology Press catalogue. SFU Archaeology Press is the foremost publisher of archaeological related publications in the Pacific Northwest with over 30 publications in the last 35 years. 

Join us for a panel discussion as we celebrate the past, and contemplate the future of SFU Archaeology Press and the outstanding contributions of Professor Emeritus Dr. Roy Carlson. 

Panelists will discuss the importance of publishing in archaeology, the incredible contributions that SFU Archaeology Press has made, and their hopes for the future of open access digital publishing. 

Reception to follow.


Roy Carlson, Professor & Editor Emeritus, SFU Archaeology Press
Kevin Stranack, Head, Digital Publishing & Associate Director, Community Engagement & Learning at the Public Knowledge Project SFU Library
Paula Thorogood, Director (acting), BC Archaeology Branch
Achinie Wijesinghe, President, BC Association of Professional Archaeologists
Christopher Dore, President Elect, Register of Professional Archaeologists & Faculty, SFU HRM Professional Graduate Program
Mark Collard, Professor & CRC, SFU Department of Archaeology
George Nicholas, Professor & Chair, SFU Department of Archaeology


John Welch, Professor, SFU Department of Archaeology & Director, HRM Professional Graduate Program


September 7


3:00pm to 6:00pm; presentations start at 3:30pm


W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 7200

Registration information

This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Erin Hogg ( 


SFU Library and SFU Archaeology’s Professional HRM Program