Born and raised on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, Kimberly Head made the move to Ontario in May 2016 and started working as the museum’s assistant curator in January 2017, two months after receiving her BA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University. In addition to the BA, Kimberly also has certifications in cultural resource management (CRM) and as an archaeological field assistant, as well as an Associate’s Degree in General Arts, with an anthropology focus.
Kimberly’s experience in archaeology has meant that she has participated in a number of digs, most notably with Tsartlip Nation on Vancouver Island’s Brentwood Bay, through Camosun College, and with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in Port Moody, through Simon Fraser University. This work has helped expand the boundaries of the Nations, has presented the people with artifacts of their past, and has been a fantastic learning experience for everyone involved.
While she enjoyed her time working in the field and will never forget the experiences, Kimberly’s true love comes from working in archives, doing research and using census data to help track genealogy records. She spent two years working within Simon Fraser University’s labs and archives, specifically working within databases and cataloguing artifacts.
In addition to her formal education, Kimberly has travelled to and lived in several countries, including a year-long stay in Spain and summer in Costa Rica. This has meant a life-long love of meeting people from different cultures and sharing knowledge. In her downtime, Kimberly enjoys cooking, reading, writing and playing video games.