October 22, 2015: Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris October 2015 Speaker
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Joining us for our October luncheon is Ryan Harris, Senior Underwater Archaeologist of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology Team, where he will talk about “Lost beneath the ice: the search for Franklin’s lost ships and the discovery of HMS Erebus“.

Speakers’ Biography

RYAN HARRIS was born in Calgary, Alberta and holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto as well as a master’s in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University.

Ryan has worked as an underwater archaeologist with Parks Canada since 1999. He has taken part in more than 50 underwater archaeology projects throughout his career, including the War of 1812 shipwrecks Hamilton and Scourge, an American PBY-5A airplane in Longue-Pointe-de Mingan (Québec) and 16th-century whaling vessels in Red Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador). He has also participated in underwater archaeology projects in the United States and in Bermuda.

Since 2008, Ryan has been leading the remote-sensing operations for the archaeological survey in search of the missing 1845 Franklin Expedition vessels. He was one of the first people to see and dive on the long-lost HMS Erebus after its discovery in the Canadian Arctic in 2014.

Please Note: For personal reason, Ryan Harris could not attend and was substituted by a member of his team: Thierry Boyer, another Underwater Archaeologist from Parks Canada.

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Thursday, 22 October 2015
11:45 AM to 1:30 PM (MDT)

Ranchmen’s Club
710 13 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9