Curriculumn Vitaé

University Education

1987 Ph.D. Simon Fraser University. Department of Archaeology
1986 Forensic Certificate – University of Alberta and Medical Examiners Office of Alberta
1980 M.A. Simon Fraser University. Department of Archaeology
1978 B.A. Brandon University. Department of Sociology/Anthropology Major: Anthropology Minor: Geology

Academic Awards

2004 Awarded Brandon University President’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service
1998 Awarded Brandon University Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching
1994 Awarded Brandon University Senate Award for Excellence in Research

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2003-2006 Awarded an Amended Full Time Teaching appointment at Brandon University (reduced teaching load to permit more time for research)
2003 Nominated for Tier I Canada Research Chair
2001 Lightspan Study Web – Academic Excellence Award
2000-2003 Awarded an Amended Full Time Teaching appointment at Brandon University
1998 Awarded Brandon University Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching
1997-00 Awarded an Amended Full Time Teaching appointment at Brandon University
1994 Awarded Brandon University Senate Award for Excellence in Research
1991-94 Awarded an Amended Full Time Teaching appointment at Brandon University
1981-82 Doctoral Fellowship – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada #***********
1978-80 C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship – Simon Fraser University
1978 The Brandon University Silver Medal in Anthropology
The John and Catherine Robbins Graduating Year Scholarship – Brandon U.
1977 Placed on Deans Honour List, Bachelor of Arts
Certificate of Merit in Second Year Anthropology – Brandon University.
1976 The Dr. Charles Whitfield Clark Memorial Scholarship for Geology
Certificate of Merit in Second Year Anthropology – Brandon University.

 

TOTAL RESEARCH GRANTS

SELECTED MAJOR RESEARCH GRANTS: $3,303,786.00
2005 BURC #2649 $4,000.00
2004 – Proposal to Expand Testing of Atkinson and Sarah Sites.
– Manitoba Heritage Grants Advisory Council #04F-W285 $4,000.00
– Summer Career Placements $857.50
2003 – Excavations at the Atkinson Sarah sites-Site: a 6,000 $4,000.00
Year Old Mummy Cave Occupation near Lauder BURC Grant #2622
– BUSU Job Mentoring Grant
– Provincial Job grant
– V.P. Academic and Dean of Arts (SSHRC Site Visit)
– V.P. Academic and Dean of Arts (Computer hardware)
– Analysis of Faunal Materials from the Vera Site
– Arts Faculty Research Committee Grant #2403
$4,000.00
$1,015.00
$1,360.00
$3,500.00
$2,617.00
$3,000.00
2002 – Survey of Casselman homestead Lands near Lauder, Manitoba Brandon University Research Committee Grant #2691
– V.P. Academic and Dean of Arts (binocular microscope)
– Investigation of the Jiggens Earthworks
Brandon University Research Committee Grant #2673
– V.P. Academic grant for visit of Dr. Renaud (SSHRC)
– Summer Career Placements
$4,000.00
$1,895.00
$3,542.00
$2,000.00
$1,515.00
2001 – Collection and Application of Aboriginal Oral Traditions to Archaeological Interpretation in Southwestern Manitoba,
Manitoba Heritage Grants Advisory Council #01F-W223
– Careerstart
– Summer Career Placements
$5,000.00
$2,870.00
$1,519.00
2000-05 – MCRI (SSHRC) Principal Investigator # *********** $2,498,870.00
1997-99 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant #*********** (with Scott Hamilton) $107,000.00
1998 – Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (SANS [98F-W140]) $ $21,048.00
1996 – Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (SANS) $14,191.00
1995 – Manitoba Heritage Grants Program $10,200.00
1994 – Dept. Communications – Access to Archaeology Program $10,957.00
1993 – Dept. Communications – Access to Archaeology Program $12,595.00
1992 – Dept. Communications – Access to Archaeology Program $14,526.00
1991-94 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant #***********, $198,693.00
1989 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant #***********, $30,000.00
1988 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant #***********, $75,348.00
1987 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant #***********, $66,964.00

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Canadian Archaeological Association
– (Past President 1998-1999; President 1996-98; President Elect 1995-96;
Vice-President 1992-94; Chair Aboriginal Heritage Committee1992-96)- Plains Anthropology Society (Director 1995-1998)
Association of Manitoba Archaeologists (Vice-President 1991)- Manitoba Archaeological Society
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– North Dakota Archaeological Association
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– Saskatchewan Association of Professional Archaeologists
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– Society for the Advancement of Native Studies (Director)

MEMBERSHIP ON SCHOLARLY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

2001 to Present – Occasional reviewer for Plains Antrhropolgist
1994 to 1997 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
1993 – SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee
1982 to Present – Occasional reviewer for Canadian Journal of Native Studies
1982 to Present – Occasional reviewer for Canadian Journal of Archaeology

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2002 to 2009 – Reappointed Adjunct Professor in the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
2000 – 2006 – Reappointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan
2000(Jan.-Aug.) – Appointed Acting Dean of Arts, Brandon University
1998 – 2000 – CHAIR, Department of Native Studies
1995 – Present – Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Native Studies
1995 – 2000 – Appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan

STUDENTS OF DR. B.A. NICHOLSON PROCEEDING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL:

1999 Suyoko Tsukamoto M.A. SFU completed Doctoral candidate U of T
1998 Leanne Walker M.A. U of S completed
1996 Tomasin Playford M.A. U of S completed Doctoral candidate U of M
1996 George Hartlen M.A. U of M completed
1996 Val Pankratz M.A. U of M in progress
1995 Vera Brandzin M.A. U of S completed
1995 Bruce Low M.A. U of S completed
1995 Jill Taylor M.A. U of S completed
1994 Brian Scribe M.A. U of S completed
1991 Robert Mancuso M.A Trent withdrew
1989 Laura McLean M.A. U of S completed

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:

2006 Archaeobotanical Evidence of Prehistoric Maize (Zea mays) Consumption at the Northern edge of the Great Plains. Archaeological Journal of Science 33(8):1129-1140 (third author with M. Boyd and C. Surette
2005 Review of The Miniota Site, An Avonlea Component in Southwestern Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 29(2):324-325
2003 The Function of Ice-gliders and Their Distribution in Time and Space Across the Northern Plains and Parklands. PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST (senior author with David Meyer, Sylvia Nicholson and Scott Hamilton) 48(186):85-95.
2002 Vickers Focus Environmental Choices and Site Location in the Parklands of Southwestern Manitoba. GEOGRAPHIE PHYSIQUE ET QUATERNAIRE (senior author with Sylvia Nicholson and Scott Hamilton)
n.d. Vickers, Mortlach, Moose Jaw Culture, Scattered Village – Who Were They and How Did They Get Here? (In) PROCEEDINGS OF PRECONTACT CERAMICS OF THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS AND ADJACENT AREAS SYMPOSIUM, (ed) Val Mckinley et al., Winnipeg. (senior author with Lorie Mokelki and Sylvia Nicholson).
2002 A Welded Tuff Core Fragment from the Flint Stone Hill Site in Southwestern Manitoba. MANITOBA ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 12:(1): 8-16. (senior author with Robert Springer, Garry Running IV and Scott Hamilton)
2002 Warning – Steep Grade Ahead: Current Directions in Canadian Archaeology – A Comment. Invited paper for CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY24:182-186.
2001 Cultural Continuity and Changing Subsistence Strategies During the Late Precontact Period in Southwestern Manitoba. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 25:53-73 (senior author with Scott Hamilton).
2001 Metis land use in the Lauder Sandhills of southwestern Manitoba. PRAIRIE FORUM 25(2):243-270 (junior author with Scott Hamilton)
1999 Ecological “Islands” and Vickers Focus adaptive transitions in the pre-contact plains of southwestern Manitoba. PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST 43(165): 5-26. Junior author (with Scott Hamilton).
1999 Vickers Focus and Mortlach Ceramics at the Vera Site – a Linear relationship? MANITOBA ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 9(1):11-27. (Senior author with Scott Hamilton).
1997 Material Correlates Accompanying Transition by Vickers Focus People from a Horticulture/Forager economy to an Intensive Forager/Bison Economy. MANITOBA ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 7(2): 24-36. Senior author (with Scott Hamilton).
1996 The Late Prehistory of Manitoba. (In) THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE: THE GEOGRAPHY OF MANITOBA, edited by J. Welsted, J. Everitt and C. Stadel, Brandon, pp. 65-76
1995 Sub-ploughzone testing at the Lowton Site (DiLv-3): the Vickers Focus Type Site in Southwest Manitoba. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 19: 87-100, Senior author (with Mary Malainey).
1994 Orientation of burials and patterning in the selection of sites for Late Prehistoric burial mounds in south-central Manitoba. PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST 39(147): 161-171
1994 Interactive Dynamics of Intrusive Horticultural Groups Coalescing in South Central Manitoba during the Late Prehistoric Period – the Vickers Focus. NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGIST 15(2): 103-127.
1993 Variables Affecting Site Selection by Late Prehistoric Groups Following a Hunting-Horticultural Lifeway in South-Central Manitoba. PROCEEDINGS OF 24th ANNUAL CHACMOOL CONFERENCE pp. 211-219, University of Calgary Archaeological Association.
1991 Modeling a Horticultural Focus in South-Central Manitoba during the Late Prehistoric Period
-The Vickers Focus. MID-CONTINENTAL JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 16(2): 163-188.
1990 Ceramic affiliations and the case for incipient horticulture in Southwestern Manitoba. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 14:33-60.
1988 Modeling subsistence strategies in the forest/grassland transition zone of Western Manitoba during the Late Prehistoric and early Historic periods. PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST 33(121): 351-365.
1987 Protohistoric/Historic population movement in western Manitoba. WESTERN CANADIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST 4:114-35.
1985 The Kain Cache Site (D1Lw-12): A functional explanation of a boulder structure on the northern Plains/Parkland interface. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 9(2): 173-181
1983 A comparative evaluation of four sampling techniques and of the reliability of microdebitage as a cultural indicator in regional surveys. PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST 28(102): 273-282.

OTHER SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS:

1996 Statement of Principles for Ethical Conduct Pertaining to Aboriginal Peoples. Report resulting from three years of consultation between the professional Archaeological Community and representatives from Aboriginal communities. Commissioned by THE CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.
Senior Editor (with David Pokotylo and Ron Williamson).

SESSIONS/SYMPOSIA CHAIRED/ORGANIZED AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES and PAPERS PRESENTED:

2005 Evidence for Ceremonial treatment of a 1600 year Old Bison skull. 63rd Plains Anthropological Conference, Edmonton, (senior author with Sylvia Nicholson).
2005 Changing Lifestyles? Blackduck adaptive transitions from the Boreal Forest to the Northeastern Plains. 63rd Plains Anthropological Conference, Edmonton, 63rd Plains Anthropological Conference, Edmonton, (third author with Scott Hamilton and James Graham).
2004 A 6200 Year Old Gowen (Mummy Cave) Hearth near Lauder, Manitoba. 62nd Plains Anthropological Conference, Billings, (senior author with Tomasin Playford, Garry Running, Dion Wiseman and Sylvia Nicholson).
2004 When Gardening Failed in a New Land. Society for American Archaeology 69th Annual Meeting, Montreal. (sr. author with Dion Wiseman, Scott Hamilton and Sylvia Nicholson).
2004 The Atkinson Site: a 6200 year old Gowen (Mummy cave) Occupation Near Lauder Manitoba. Canadian Archaeological Association 36th Annual Meeting, Winnipeg. (senior author with Dion Wiseman and Sylvia Nicholson).
2004 Subsistence Signatures for latee Precontact Groups Inhabiting Southwestern Manitoba: are they Visible in the Archaeological record. Canadian Archaeological Association 36th Annual Meeting, Winnipeg. (second author with Tomasin Playford and Scott Hamilton).
2004 “The Blue Hills of the Souris”: 2003 SCAPE Excavations in the Tiger Hills. Canadian Archaeological Association 36th Annual Meeting Winnipeg. (junior author with Scott Hamilton).
2003 Challenges and Changes in the Prairie Ecozone: SCAPE 2002 – CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 35th ANNUAL MEETING, Hamilton.
2003 Vickers Focus Environmental Choices and Site Location in the Parklands of Southwestern Manitoba. 36th Chacmool Conference, Calgary. (senior author with Dion Wiseman, Scott Hamilton and Sylvia Nicholson).
2003 When Gardening Failed in a New Land. Canadian Archaeological Association 35th Annual Meeting, Hamilton. (senior author with Dion Wiseman, Scott Hamilton and Sylvia Nicholson).
2002 Geoarchaeology and Paleoenvironment in the Canadian Plains: Lessons from landscapes of Diversity. GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA/MINERALOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CONFERENCE, Saskatoon. Co-chaired with David Meyer.
2002 ESCAPE the Prairies: Catastrophes as Factors in the History and Development of the Prairie Landscape. 35TH CHACMOOL CONFERENCE, Calgary. Co-chaired with Gerry Oetelaar.
2002 The Function of Ice-Gliders and Their Distribution in Time and Space Across the Northern Plains and Parklands. Canadian Archaeological Association 34th Annual Meeting, Ottawa. (senior author with David Meyer, Sylvia Nicholson and Scott Hamilton).
 2001 Spatial Relationships within the Canadian Prairies Ecozone: the SCAPE Project. CHACMOOL, Calgary. Co-chaired with Gerry Oetelaar.Landscapes and People on the Canadian Prairies: the SCAPE Project. CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 34th ANNUAL MEETING, Banff.
 2000  Challenges and Changing Opportunities: The SCAPE Project. 58th Plains Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota.
 1998  Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Research at the Makotchi-Ded Dontipi Locale in Southwestern Manitoba. 56th PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONFERENCE (with Scott Hamilton and Garry Running),
Bismarck, North Dakota.
 1995 Life on the Edges: Prehistoric Lifeways in the Plains/Parkland/Forest Transition Zones. CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 28th ANNUAL CONFERENCE (with Scott Hamilton). Kelowna, B.C..
 1993  Manitoba Archaeology. CANADIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 26th ANNUAL CONFERENCE. MontrealPOSTER PRESENTATIONS
 2005 A Mobile GIS Application for Conducting Archaeological Surveys. Canadian Archaeological Association 28th Annual Meeting, Nanaimo and the Joint Conference of the Saskatchewan and Alberta Archaeological Societies. Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. (3rd author with James Graham and  Dion Wiseman).Fired Clay: Unexpected Association, Unknown Function. Canadian Archaeological Association 28th Annual Meeting, Nanaimo and the Joint Conference of the Saskatchewan and Alberta Archaeological Societies. Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. (Senior Author with Sylvia Nicholson).
 2001  A Possible Avonlea Bison Pound, Processing and Camp Site in Southern Manitoba. 59th Plains Anthropological Conference, Lincoln. (Second author with Scott Hamilton, Dion Wiseman and Ryan DeChaine).