Ian Badgley

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:BA Hons (Toronto), MA (Toronto)

Professor Ian Badgley has more than 40 years of experience in the planning, development and management of cultural heritage projects, with specialization in archaeological resource management.

He has acquired his experience through work with a variety of organizations, including universities (1977–1996), as an independent consultant (1996–2009) and, since 2009, as the Archaeologist of the National Capital Commission’s Heritage Program.

In addition to providing him with extensive and diversified knowledge in the cultural heritage field, his career has allowed him to gain a thorough understanding of the consultative process and solid practical experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams, government, Aboriginal communities and local heritage organizations.

Over the years Prof. Badgley has been responsible for developing and conducting numerous archaeological resource management projects throughout Quebec, Ontario, the eastern Arctic and Subarctic and, more recently, the National Capital Region.

Many of these projects have been carried out in close collaboration with Aboriginal organizations and have involved original research, detailed analysis and interpretation for community-based cultural heritage development, capacity building and educational and tourism purposes.

Prof. Badgley has a distinguished career in the cultural heritage field and has developed several programs for Carleton students. He brings an important profile to the Public History program within the Department.

Professional Experience

  • Archaeologist, Heritage Program, National Capital Commission (NCC), 2009-present
  • Consultant – Cultural Heritage Resource Management, 1996-2009
  • Coordinator, Aboriginal Rendezvous, Montreal National Great Outdoors Show, 1997-2003
  • Project Chief, ECP Multimédia, 1993-1996
  • Director, Archaeology Department, Avataq Cultural Institute (cultural arm of the Nunavik Innuit), 1985-1993
  • Senior Archaeologist, Aménatech inc. Development and Environmental Division of the Groupe Conseil S.M. inc., 1981-1985
  • Assistant Director, Programme Tuvaaluk, Laboratoire d’Archéologie, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1977-1981

Additional Experience

  • Co-Chair, Ontario Archaeological Association First Nations Task Force, 2010 – 2011.
  • Consultant, “Développement humain durable. Document de réflexion”, Conseil de bande de Uashat mak Mani Utenam, 2008.
  • Member, Standing Committee on Archaeology, Council of the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwàkanagàn, 2006 to 2010.
  • Consultant, “Umbrella Protocol of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn for the Management of Archaeological Resources in Unceded Algonquin Territory”, Council of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, 2004.
  • Consultant, “Review and assessment of pre-contact Inuit cultures in Nunavik and Labrador”, for the Nunavik Inuit land claim in Labrador, Makivik Corporation, 2000.
  • Consultant, Development of the research strategy for the Akwesasne Mohawk component of the St. Lawrence – FDR Project, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, 1998.
  • Member, Committee for the Development of Guidelines for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Great Whale Complex, 1992.
  • Consultant, Integration of cultural heritage resources in the Master Plan for the Development of the Kativik Region, Kativik Regional Government, 1992.
  • Committee member, Consultation Process for a Proposed Act respecting the protection of the Archaeological Heritage of Canada, Communications Canada, 1991.
  • Member, Inuit Working Group on the Great Whale Complex, 1988 – 1989.
  • Lecturer, Centre for Northern Studies and Research, McGill University, 1980 – 1981
  • Lecturer, Laboratoire d’Archéologie, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1978 – 1981
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, 1975-1977