Carr-Reid Archaeology Bursary

Thank you for supporting the Carr-Reid Archaeology Bursary

a monetary award providing half the course tuition for the Boyd Archaeological Field School to a deserving student in need of the financial assistance.

Canada’s only high school credit course based on real archaeological field work is now entering its 40th year! The seventeen-day course operates from the Claremont Field Centre in Pickering. We are excavating a 14th century settlement ancestral to the Huron-Wendat nation.

Since 1975, more than 1,200 students have experienced archaeology through this field school. We have found more than one million artifacts, and mapped past peoples’ homes and living areas at various archaeological sites. Over the years, many students have gone on to post-secondary studies, advanced degrees, and careers in archaeology.

The Bursary is named after two late founders of the course: Terry Carr, first supervisor of the Boyd Field Centre and Ray Reid, the founding teacher of the course.