UNESCO Victoria World Heritage Project


Hon. Dr. David Anderson PC, OC, OBC
Former MLA, MP, Cabinet Minister (Fisheries, Environment, Heritage, Revenue etc.)


Marie Elliott M.A.
Historian and author, special interest in BC Goldrush & Women’s history
Winifred Grey, and Gold in British Columbia

Douglas Franklin M.A.
Senior Executive Officer, National Trust for Canada (ret.)

City of Victoria Architect/Planner (ret.)
Chair AIBC, Vancouver Island Chapter

Hamed Yeganeh Ph. D. candidate in Art History and Visual Studies, UVic.
Research Assistant

Ken Johnson B.A., PBD
Heritage Consultant, Pres. Hallmark Society

Lindsay Kaisla M.A.
Design Consultant

David R. Leverton M.A.
Former Exec. Dir. Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Bjorn Simonsen M.A.
British Columbia Provincial Archaeologist and Director, BC Heritage Conservation Branch (ret)

Martin Segger M.Phil. F.R.S.A.
Architectural Historian (Group co-ordinator, pro tem)


Steve Barber BES, MEVDS
Senior Heritage Planner, City of Victoria Heritage Planner (ret.)

Prof. Colin Browne M.A.
Emerit. SFU, film historian, film-maker, poet, curator

Richard Collier
Landscape archt. restoration consultant.

*John Dam
Heirtage bulding conservation engineer

Dr. Joy Davis
Historian, heritage consultant, author: Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest’

Patrick A. Dunae
Archives consultant & public historian

Helen Edwards B.A.
Historian, heritage research consultant, author: A History of Professional Hockey in Victoria, etc.

Charles T. Elliott (Temosen), RCAA, OBC.
T’sartlip Knowledge Keeper, artist

Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Gehring
Universities of Cambridge and Waterloo,
International Legal Counsel pro bono

Rick Goodacre
CEO Heritage BC (ret.)

Dr. James Hoffman
Emeritus Prof. Thompson Rivers University, B. C. Theatre History & Archives

Barrie Hewsten
President West Coast Capital Real Estate (ret.) & Union Club of British Columbia liason

Lucas Hung
UVic Student, Heritage Youth advocate

Jennifer Iredale M.Sc. Historic Preservation
Director, B.C. Heritage Branch (ret.)

Dr. Ben Isitt LLB
Historian, Victoria Council, author: Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left

Dr. Harold Kalman CM, PhD, LLD
Professor, consultant (Commonwealth Heritage) author, History of Canadian Architecture (Oxford), etc. and recently BC Rep, National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

*Bruce Kilpatrick E.D.
Communications U.Vic. (Ret.)

Prof. Alastair Kerr M.A.
Historic preservation consultant and visiting professor, Hong Kong University

Michael Layland
Historian, specialist in exploration and early cartography of Vancouver Island, author: The Land of Heart’s Delight, A Perfect Eden, In Nature’s Realm

Donald Luxton FRAIC, CAHP
Donald Luxton & Assoc. Cultural resource management, author: Building the West

Don Lovell CD, MArch
Archiitect (ret.) Historian, Chair, Friends of Hatley Park

*Maeve Lyddon
Director, Liv-Lab, UVic.

Dr. Richard Mackie
Editor, Ormsby Review
Historian, British Columbia history

John MacFarlaine
BC Nautical History Group

Pamela Madoff
Historian, City of Victoria council member (ret), BOD, Victoria Civic Heritage Trust

Keith McCallion
Principal Victoria High School (ret.)
Past President, VHS Alumni Assn.

Andrea Mitchell
Parks Canada, Victoria

Gary Mitchell M.A.S.
Provincial Archivist (ret.)
Honorary Club Archivist and Historian, Union Club of British Columbia

Fern Perkins
Historian, B.C. Metis Nation

Paul Sachachter
BC Black Awareness Society

Andrew Rushforth P. Eng.
BOD Victoria Heritage Foundation

Cara Segger
Cultural geographer/ I.T. Project Manager

*Mike Siska
Geotechnical engineer

Grace Wong Sneddon
Cultural Historian, UVic,
Victoria Chinatown Museum Board

Ian Sutherland
Board Member, Victoria Downtown Residents Assn. Old Town Heritage building owner and developer

John Taylor
Architectural photographer, artist

Robert D. Turner M.Sc.
History Curator, RBCM ret.
Author: Those Beautiful Coastal Liners, The Klondike Costal Steamers, etc.

Frederike Verspoor
Archivist, B.C. Archives (ret.)

May Q. Wong
Historian, author: Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada… & City in Colour



John Adams: Victoria Chinatown Museum group. Board Secretary, Chinatown Museum Society

Cathy Armstrong: ED, TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia

Marianne Alto: City of Victoria Council

Jeff Bray: ED, Downtown Business Association

Karma Brophy: Songhees Tourism Project

David Black: CEO Black Media

*Iain Bourhill: Dir. Community Planning, Colwood

Frank Bourree: Chair, South Island Prosperity Partnership Board

Judy Brownoff: Saanich Municipal Council

Natalie Bull: CEO, National Trust for Canada

Senator Patricia Bovey FRSA: Senate of Canada

Kathryn Bridge: Historian

Jerymy Brownridge: Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Dr. Christina Cameron: Director General National Historic Sites (ret.) & Chair, UNESCO World Heritage Committee member (ret.)

Christina Clarke: CEO Songhees Development Corporation

Chris Coleman: City of Victoria Councillor (ret)

Mel Cooper: past-chair Telus Future Friendly Foundation

Laural Collins: M.P. for Victoria

Jennifer Cousineau: Acting Manager, Archaeological & History Branch, Parks Canada

Paul Crober: Honorary Colonel, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)

Katie Cummer: Heritage Consultant

Barb DeJardine, Mayor of Esquimalt

Lorne DeLarge: President, McPherson Foundation

Darren Delichte: Delichte Design.

Bradley Dick: artist, Songhees knowledge keeper

Michael Elcock: Cultural tourism consultant

Dr. Phillip SteenKamp: President, Royal Roads University

Rosemary Feenan: EVP Research, QuadReal Property Group

Dr. Cara Gibson: Exec. Dir. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Pauline Gobeil: Directrice générale / Executive Director, La Société francophone de Victoria

Paul Gravett: CEO Heritage B.C.

D’Arcy Green M.A.: Senior archaeologist. Golder and Associates

Christa Hanson: National Historic Sites and Monuments Parks Canada

Patrick Harriott: Minister of Culture & Language, Metis Nation B.C.

Matthew Holme: Corporate Communications & Destination Management, Tourism Victoria

Karen Hoese: Director, Sustainable Planning & Community Development, City of Victoria

Kate Humble: Western Region Director, Parks Canada

Ryan Hunt: E.D. BC Museums Assn.

Dr. Budd Hall: UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Robin Inglis: Historian, CEO North Shore Museum (ret.)

Robert Jawl: Jawl Industries.

John Juricic: Business Consultant

Grant Keddie: archaeology curator, Royal British Columbia Museum

Shannon King: Curator, Fort Rodd Hill

Judy Kitts: First Nations Engagement Manager, Harbour Authority

Dr. E. Brent Lane: Fellow Global Economics Inst., University of North Carolina

Chris Lefevre: CEO Le Fevre & Co.

Richard Linzey UKRA: Director, British Columbia Heritage Branch

Fank Leonard: Frank Leonard & Associates

Prof. Jack Lohman CBE: former CEO, Royal British Columbia Museum

Phil Lambert: Victoria Natural History Society

James Lee, C.A.: Heritage House owner

Grace Lore, MLA: Victoria-Beacon Hill

Alan Lowe: Archt. Chair, Chinatown Museum Association

Jeremy Loveday: City of Victoria Council

Dr. John Lutz: Chair: Dept. History, University of Victoria

John Mac Farlaine: B.C. Nautical History Group

*Colin Maclock: designer, model builder

Silvia Mangue: BC Black History Awareness Society

Rob Martin: Mayor of Colwood

Andrew Mason: Archaeologist, Pincipal, Golder Associates.

Joan Mason: Technical editor

Marcus Milright: Art History Professor, UVic.

Gene Miller: Centre for Urban Innovation; columnist, Focus Magazine

Andrea Mitchell: Fort Rodd Hill National Park, Colwood.

Sherry Mitchell: Coordinator, Metis Nation of Greater Victoria

Dr. Tim Moonen: The Business of Cities

Ry Moran: UVic Assoc. Librarian Reconciliation

Tania Muir: UVic Cultural Resources, Management Programme

Kevin Murdoch: Mayor of Oak Bay

Paul Nursey: CEO: Destination Greater Victoria

Stefan and Magda Opalski: Wentworth Villa Architectural Heritage Museum

John O’Reilly: Heritage Planner, City of Victoria

Adam Olsen: MLA Saanich North & Gulf Islands.

Bob Peart: biologist, Nature Canada, board chair

Dr. John Price: UVic historian (ret.)

Sherri Robinson: Esquimalt Archives.

Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross: UVic historian

Prof. Andrew Petter, C.M., Q.C.
President Emeritus, SFU

Aaron Parker: Principal, Victoria High School

Sara Potts: Victoria City Council

Murray Rankin: MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Nichola Reddington: Arts, Culture and Events, City of Victoria

Ron Rice: Director, Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Ian Robertson: CEO Victoria Harbour Authority

Dr. Patrica Roy: Professor Emeritus, History, University of Victoria

Paul Sachachter: Black History Awareness Society

Laura Saretsky: Heritage Planner, City of Victoria

Jaques Sirois: Greater Victoria Naturehood

Graeme Sykes: B.C. Real Estate Management Manager, group

Robert Thomas, Chief, Esquimalt Nation Council.

Dr. Robina Thomas: UVic Associate V.P. Indigenous

Charlayne Thornton-Joe: Victoria City Council

Roger Tinney, Manager, Stewardship & Historic Places, B.C. Heritage Branch

Catherine Umland: Victoria Civic Heritage Trust

Nathalie Vallieres: Secretariate, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Brittany Vis: ED British Columbia Maritime Museum

Donovan Waters Q.C. F.R.S.C., Prof. Emeritus, Law Faculty, UVic.

Jamie Webb: Chair, Board of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Roger Wheelock: International tourism consultant

Kathy Whitcher: Executive Director, Urban Development Institute – Capital Region

Gary Yabsley: Legal Counsel, Esquimalt First Nation

Geoff Young: City of Victoria Council

Yosef Wosk: Professor SFU, philanthropist


Adolf  Sesca: volunteer, Victoria Natural History Society

Allan Collier: historian, author, curator

Allistair Kerr: architectural historian, professor HKU, UVic.

Dr. Barry Gough: historian, author

Bill Hook: historian, horticulturalist

Bjorn Simonsen: archaelogist

Bruce Davies: historian, author, curator

Carey Pallister: historian, archivist

Chris Gower: architect, historian

Chris Petter: historian, archivist

Collin Browne: historian, film maker, SFU professor

Jennifer Cousinea: historian, Parks Canada

Dave Mason: historian, tour guide

Denton Pendergast: historian, curator Harbour History Website

Don Lovell: historian, architect

Donald Luxton: architectural historian, author, consultant

Dorothy Mindenhall: architectural historian

Douglas Franklin: architectural historian

John Lutz: historian, UVic professor, author

Frank Leonard: historian

Patricia Roy: historian, UVic professor, author

Mary Doody Jones: historian

Grant Keddie: archaeologist, RBCM

Hans Roemer: naturalist, Elder: Friends of Ecological Reserves

Harold Kalman: architectural historian, author, UVic professor

Helen Cain: historian, planner

Helen Edwards: historian, author

Ian Baird: historian, author

Jaques Sirois: Greater Victoria Naturehood, Nature Canada

Jennifer Nell Barr: historian author

Jennifer Iredale: historian

Jim Boutilier: historian, professor RRU

John Adams: historian, author

Marie Elliott: historian, author

May Q. Wong: historian, author

Mike Heppell: military historian

Nancy Turner: ethno-botanist, UVic professor

Nick Russell: historian, author

Oluna Sesca: volunteer Victoria Natural History Society

Pamela Madoff: historian, writer

Patrick Dunae: historian, author, professor VIU

Paul Chamberlain: historian, author

Robert Turner: historian RBCM, author

May Q. Wong: historian & author: Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada… & City in Colour



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