Norcan is determined to promote work conditions and attitudes within the company that ensure that quality, safety and productivity receive a balance of consideration from all employees. As a way to ensure that all of Norcan’s employees meet our clients’ needs and expectations, our entire staff is trained in the Environmental Management Systems policies and procedures of each client. Seasonally, Norcan employs a staff of 20 individuals; below you will find the key project management staff.
In addition, Norcan staff are also qualified according to the industry standard certifications for:
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Transportation Endorsement
- S-100 Fire Suppression
- Bear Awareness
- ATV/UTV Training Certification
- B.C. Forest Safety Council Safe Certified Company
- Work Safe COR Certification (5157800420140205HS)
President / Senior Archaeologist
As president of Norcan Consulting Ltd., Mr. Canuel offers his clients over 40 years of archaeological and forestry management experience including thousands of field assessments. Mr. Canuel has been involved in the establishment and management of three consulting firms; and has worked as a planning forester, forest operations manager, timber cruiser, road and harvesting supervisor and in fire management. As an archaeologist, Mr. Canuel has managed and conducted archaeological excavations, archaeological impact assessments, built predictive models and managed archaeological inventories throughout British Columbia, Kentucky, Texas, Washington, Guatemala, Yukon and Alaska.
In addition, Mr. Canuel has managed field crews in excess of 150 people. A guest lecturer at UNBC, Mr. Canuel’s extensive background in Central British Columbia archaeology, forestry and landscape management planning puts him at the forefront of integrated resource managers and he plays the lead role for Norcan as a database and predictive model developer. His understanding of GIS, databases and modelling ensures that the client receives the most comprehensive, up to date and reliable data and predictive models.
Mr. Pritchard brings over 20 years of Canada-wide experience in archival research and archaeology, specializing in central and northern B.C. He has also held professional positions as archaeological lab analyst, university teaching assistant, technical writer, project supervisor and management. Mr. Pritchard has supervised hundreds of projects in the central interior of British Columbia, including gravel quarries, forestry developments, highways, mines, pipelines and transmission lines.
Mr. Pritchard has participated in the organization and implementation of hundreds of projects to meet the needs of clients, community members, repositories and regulatory bodies. He has demonstrated the ability to consult professionally and effectively with clients, and involve and respect all interested First Nations. Mr. Pritchard has worked in various urban and remote settings, and can confidently supervise and mentor people in the field, and liaise with project stakeholders including clients, First Nations and Government.
Project Manager / Archaeologist
Ms. Lewthwaite has been working with Norcan for eight years after earning her degree. After her first year with the company she was moved up to field supervisor and today manages the office and field crews. Ms. Lewthwaite works in the lead position at Norcan, forecasting work load and scheduling staff to meet the needs of our clients. During her time with Norcan, she has supervised hundreds of AIAs and AOAs in the central interior of British Columbia.
Ms. Lewthwaite is also our health and safety auditor and maintains Norcan’s SAFE and COR certifications, running and implementing policies and safe practices and promoting a culture of safety at work.
Mr. Gomez has a Licentiate/M.A in Archaeology from the University of Costa Rica and he has been with Norcan for over 11 years. He is an approved Field Director for projects in British Columbia and is licensable to conduct and manage archaeological projects in Costa Rica. He brings over 15 years of archaeological and cultural resource management experience to the company. Mr. Gomez has a variety of field experience, ranging from Costa Rica, Panama, the Yukon and British Columbia.
He has supervised and conducted archaeological impact assessments, archaeological mitigation excavations, research and excavation projects, and managed field crews. His comprehensive field skills, prudent project management and dedication to archaeology allow him to play a key role in the Norcan team.
Camila Ovadiah is a Data Management Specialist with Norcan. She holds a doctorate in Archaeology from the University of Toronto, her research combined historical ecology framework with theories of landscape in order to have a better understanding of previous human occupation in the Santarém- Belterra region, Brazilian Amazon. Besides survey in the Brazilian Amazon, Camila also conducted archaeological fieldwork in Ontario, Israel and Jordan.
In addition, Camila has a GIS certificate from Ryerson University. She is passionate about GIS, participatory mapping and spatial analysis. She has been working with GIS for over 7 years. She also has experience conducting participatory mapping projects with Frist Nation communities in Northern Ontario.
Mr. Wolf’s passion has been software development since 1999. He has pursued this career throughout college and university, graduating from The Institute of Computer Science in Göttingenin, Germany. With countless hours of experience, he has worked in a variety of technological fields. These include software for everyday computers and laptops running Windows, Linux and Mac, developing software and hardware for embedded devices with arm processors that run a customized version of Linux for lower powered processors with less space, and mobile devices which are a special type of embedded device because the operating system is already present and can only be extended in the form of apps.
He is fluent in most of the common programming and markup languages. Mr. Wolf has developed educational, Relations Management and field application software. Over his career Mr. wolf has work for Universities, industry and consulting firms. Mr. wolf has been employed by Norcan for 3 years.
Ms. Reyers has an Advanced Diploma of Technology in G.I.S. from the College of New Caledonia, a Bachelors of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Diploma of Technology in Control Electronics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Reyers has been providing quality mapping and GIS support to Norcan for over 9 years. Her 20 years of GIS and Engineering experience have been a great asset to our field crews.
Mary H. Reyers
Ms. Elzinga brings over 10 years of accounting experience to Norcan specializing in accounting needs of a variety of clients as well as Norcan. Ms Elzinga is like the engine room of Norcan, maintaining a variety of ledgers used to produce key financial reports for four separate companies. Ms Elzinga has a thorough knowledge of modern methods used in keeping and checking financial records and reports; excellent knowledge of principles and practices used in single and double-entry bookkeeping; a full understanding of office terminology, equipment and procedures Over the years, Ms. Elzinga has proven her loyalty and trust to Norcan and our clients. Her meticulous nature and skills are valuable assets to the financial needs of Norcan and its clients requiring our bookkeeping and accounting needs. Her understanding of the accounting software ensures the most accurate and timely management of our accounting division.
Working as the Project Administrator for Norcan, Ms. Deutsch coordinates project activities, including simple tasks and larger plans, manages schedules, arrange assignments and communicate progress to all team members. As the Project Administrator Ms. Deutsch prepares action plans, analyzing risks and opportunities and gathering necessary resources. She works with a team of Project Managers and Project Coordinators and clients with good communication and collaboration skills. Ultimately, Ms. Deutsch ensures our projects meet quality standards and are completed on time and within budget.
As a Supervising Archaeologist at Norcan Ms. Deutsch conducts Detailed Archaeological Reviews for all our proposed development activities. Ms. Deutsch is our liaison with Clients Staff, the Archaeology Branch and First Nations. In addition, when time permits Ms. Deutsch supervises field crews.
Ms. McCabe has an extensive GIS background in Forestry doing work for major licensees, forest service, municipal, small business and parks for 24 years. Her forestry mapping experience, as well as my 10 years of Municipal experience gave me a vast knowledge of working with different stakeholders and planners in the area. She holds an Advanced Diploma in GIS applications, have GPS and LiDAR training and is knowledgeable of the municipal and forestry practices. Ms McCabe has worked as a GIS Administrator, developer and maintained ArcMap, LDO (Novalis), ArcGIS Server and Geocortex systems. Ms. McCabe has attention to detail and is the type of person that continuously strives to do better while keeping up with current trends.