Dr. Peter Dawson

Dr. Peter Dawson is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on using reality capture technologies to digitally preserve heritage at risk in the Canadian Arctic and the Province of Alberta. He is also interested in knowledge mobilization through virtual heritage environments, and understanding how the digital replication of heritage resources impacts their meaning and value. Dawson has worked in the Canadian Arctic for over 20 years. His recent research projects include the digital preservation of Fort Conger, located in Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island. He is also working with Dr. Max Friesen, University of Toronto, on the digital preservation of Kuukpak, a large pre-contact Inuvialuit village located on the east channel of the MacKenzie Delta. Dawson’s research involves many collaborators, including Dr. Richard Levy (Faculty of Environmental Design); Chris Tucker, SarPoint Engineering, Calgary; Dr. Derek Lichti, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary; and Dick Averns, Department of Art, University of Calgary.