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Introducing Dr. Colin Buchanan - Heritage Resource Consultant in Residence

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Colin Buchanan to the department! Dr. Buchanan will be working in the department as our Heritage Consultant in Residence.

Bio: Colin Buchanan holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Calgary and has over 25 years professional and academic experience in ethnographic and historical research pertaining to Aboriginal peoples in Canada, Aboriginal culture and history, Canadian Indian policy, Land Claims, and Aboriginal rights. Currently a Senior Associate and Subject Matter Expert with Stantec Consulting Ltd., Buchanan has served as a discipline lead and senior advisor on traditional knowledge and traditional land use (TK/TLU) programs for several major regulatory applications, responsible for the scoping, planning and execution of TLU studies and the reporting of TK/TLU in environmental assessments. Buchanan is an expert in methodologies, best practices, and Indigenous protocols for TK/TLU studies and has considerable experience working collaboratively with Indigenous groups to design and implement TK/TLU studies for regulatory applications. Buchanan routinely conducts senior review of TK/TLU components of environmental assessments submitted to provincial, territorial, and federal regulators and provides advice to clients on regulatory strategy. Buchanan has worked on some of the largest regulatory applications in Canada and appeared as an expert witness before the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.oin us in welcoming Dr. Colin Buchanan to the department! Dr. Buchanan will be working in the department as our Heritage Consultant in Residence. In this new  position, Buchanan plans to make presentations to the department speaker series, organize seminars with participants from First Nations, industry, and government, and perhaps deliver guest lectures in undergraduate classes on topics related to environmental assessment, Indigenous engagement on resource development projects, and the duty to consult.

Welcome (back) to the department Colin!