Heritage BC is proud to introduce our new staff.
Karen Dearlove, Capacity Building Planner
Your go to person for heritage planning, education and training questions!
Karen graduated with a PhD in History from McMaster University in 2009. Since graduating she has worked as the Executive Director of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and Living History Multimedia Association in Brantford. From 2011 to 2013 Karen worked as Curator and Director of Chiefswood National Historic Site located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in southwestern Ontario.
Karen has been interested in public history and built heritage for several years. She served as a board member on the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario affiliate Heritage Cambridge, the City of Brantford’s municipal Heritage Committee, and the steering committee for the Region of Waterloo Museum.
Karen has written extensively on built heritage issues in Ontario, working as a managing editor and blogger for the website ActiveHistory.ca (2010-2013), as well as publishing articles in the Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume (2009, 2012), and the journal Left History (2010-2011).
Welcome to the Heritage BC team Karen.
To contact Karen email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Irwin, Office Administrator
Sarah obtained a Masters Degree in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2009. For the past four years she has been working in the field of heritage conservation and tourism in Northern Ireland, coordinating various projects centred around sustainable tourism and protected areas.
Sarah was born in New Westminster, BC, and moved to N. Ireland when she was 8 years old. Having returned to Vancouver in November 2013, Sarah is excited to begin working for Heritage BC. She enjoys singing, playing guitar and exploring the outdoors in her spare time.
Welcome to the Heritage BC team Sarah.
To contact Sarah email her at email@example.com