Wilfrid Laurier University Intern
(September to December 2018)
Heather Robinson is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. She is majoring in Archaeology and Heritage Studies with an option in geomatics.
Heather has obtained an interest in Greek mythology and ancient history since reading Percy Jackson in Grade 8. She recently developed an interest in bioarchaeology and wishes to focus in that field of study throughout her master’s degree.
During the summer of 2016, Heather participated in excavations on the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project in Jordan. During her time in Greece she plans to explore various parts of the country, and experience new food, museums, and culture.
University of Waterloo Intern
(January to April 2019)
Moira Scully is a fifth-year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She is completing her degree in Classical and Medieval History.
Moira’s initial interest in the ancient world began in high school when she took an antiquities course. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she developed an interest in Hellenistic art and plans to analyze the cross cultural connections between pieces from antiquity and the Renaissance, which depict Greek mythology.
During the summer of 2016, Moira participated in excavations on Herstmonceux castle in England. In the summer of 2018, Moira worked in collaboration with the British Museum as well as the King’s Lynn Museum on an exhibition for medieval pilgrims’ badges. Throughout her stay in Greece she plans to visit museums and archaeological sites across the country, while experiencing a new culture.
York University Intern
(May to July 2019)
Monica Santos is a third-year undergraduate student at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She is majoring in Political Science with a certificate in Law and Social Thought.
Monica’s main interest is in political philosophy and her initial interest in the Ancient Greek world began in her first year of university in her Birth of Politics course. Within her first year, she studied books such as The Iliad, The Trial of Socrates, Plato’s Republic, and many more. Through her studies of the ancient Greek world, her curiosity towards ancient Greek ideas such as justice, virtue, democracy, and citizenship grew.
Within the course of her stay in Greece, she plans to enrich her knowledge and understanding of ancient Greek archaeology and history, in order to fully understand the cultural significance of the ancient Greek world in politics. She hopes to use her learning opportunities at The Canadian Institute in Greece, with regard to Greek archaeology, to get a better understanding of the influence that the Greek world has had on Western politics today. She also hopes to immerse herself into today’s Greek culture so that she may thoroughly understand the influences of the ancient Greek world and diversify herself.