2023 UVic Tsawout Field School

Field schools
Fieldwork at ȾEL¸IȽĆE, Cordova Bay

UVic-Tsawout 2023 Archaeological Field School at ȾEL¸IȽĆE

Information session: Thursday January 19, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Cornett A319 or zoom.

Dates: June 28 to Aug 2, 2023

InstructorsDr. Brian Thom and co-instructor archaeologist Heather Pratt.

Credits: total of 3 credits

  • ANTH 343: Archaeological Field Techniques - 1.5 credits
  • ANTH 344: Regional Topics in Archaeology - 1.5 credits

UVic and Tsawout First Nation have partnered to run the 2023 summer archaeology fieldschool at the ancient village site of ȾEL¸IȽĆE in Cordova Bay. This will be the first research-focused archaeological project ever done at the original village site of the South Saanich Treaty (one of the Douglas Treaties). The collaboration will bring UVic undergraduate and graduate students together with youth and cultural workers from W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation communities.  The fieldschool will take place on lands held by the District of Saanich in the Cordova Bay area.

For more information on what, why, where and who please see this document

Applications are now closed.

Fees: $800

Non-UVic student applicants: please read this document which outlines the processes and costs associated with participating in this field school as a non-UVic student.

Important Dates:

  • February 15, 2023: Application deadline
  • March 31, 2023: Payment due
  • June 28 to Aug 1, 2023: Field school dates

For potential funding and scholarship support see here.