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Robyn Woodward

Lecturing on expedition ships since 1996 has fueled Robyn’s passion for adventure, discovery, travel, art, and archaeology. These diverse interests have carried her through several degrees, including a B.A. in the History of Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a B.Sc. in Conservation of Archaeological Materials from University College, Cardiff, Wales; an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M; and finally a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, in 2007.

Robyn is an Adjunct Professor of the Archaeology Department at Simon Fraser University where she lectures part-time on history, archaeology, and maritime studies. As a Research Associate of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) she worked on projects in Turkey, Yukon Territories and Jamaica and is now the Treasurer/Director of INA. For the past 16 years she has directed the excavations of Sevilla la Nueva, the early 16th century Spanish capital of Jamaica. She is currently a Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.