Dr. Barb Winter wins Heritage BC Lifetime Achievement Award

June 01, 2023

It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we share with you the wonderful news that our own Dr. Barbara Winter (former Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology) has just been awarded the Heritage BC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work at SFU. Congratulations Barb!!

Working at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, Barb began working as the Museum Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Simon Fraser University in 1990. At the MAE, Barb built the museum up to where it is today. Her achievements as the director of the museum are extensive but pale in comparison to the impact she has had on the museum field in BC through her mentorship of countless students at SFU. Every museum in the lower mainland can or has counted Barb's students as employees. Her research assistant program took students interested in museum careers and gave them the knowledge, tools, and confidence to enter the field. Her legacy is in her former students who can be found working at and running museums all over BC and Canada.