The Franklin Erebus: Discover the secrets of the famous shipwreck

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Marc-André Bernier B.A 1986, M.A. 1990

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall
Johnson Hall
157 Séraphin-Marion, Ottawa

5 p.m.
Reception. Appetizers will be served.

5:30 p.m.
Lecture and question period.


  Mireille Piché | 613-562-5800 extension 2489


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In 1845, the British explorer Sir John Franklin set out to discover the famous Northwest Passage, an expedition which ended tragically and mysteriously in the frozen waters of the Arctic.

One hundred and seventy years later, the discovery of the Erebus shipwreck, one of two Franklin ships, brought to a close research efforts among the most intense in the history of underwater archeology.

Marc-André Bernier (BA’86, MA ’90) Manager, Underwater Archaeology Services for Parks Canada, is a member of the team which discovered the shipwreck and continues to explore its secrets to this day.

Join us for this photo and video lecture which will lead you into the inner sanctum of an extraordinary discovery which made the scientific community, as well as the general public, giddy with excitement.

* The conference will be in French only.




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