George Nicholas

George Nicholas, IPinCH Project Director

Director, IPinCH Project, Simon Fraser University

Research key words: 
archaeology and Indigenous Peoples; wetland archaeology; intellectual property rights and archaeology; theory

George Nicholas is Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, and IPinCH Director (2008-2016). From 1991 to 2005, he developed and directed SFU’s internationally known Indigenous Archaeology Program in Kamloops, BC. He has worked closely with the Secwepemc and other First Nations in Canada, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere. His research focuses on intellectual property rights and archaeology, Indigenous archaeology, the archaeology and human ecology of wetlands, hunter-gatherers past and present, and archaeological theory. He is past editor of the Canadian Journal of Archaeology (2000–2007) and past co-editor (with Julie Hollowell) of the World Archaeological Congress’ Research Handbooks in Archaeology series (Left Coast Press). Nicholas is also an adjunct faculty member at both Flinders University in South Australia. In 2013, Nicholas and the IPinCH team were the first recipients of SSHRC’s Partnership Impact Award.