Archaeology is a historical science aimed at the discovery and understanding of past human behaviour through the study of material remains. Archaeologists draw the bulk of their information from physical artifacts left at locations where people lived, worked, visited and were buried long ago. The Canadian Encyclopedia features articles on many of the country’s archaeological sites, organized here by the provinces and territories in which they are found.
For Canada, Asia does not exist “over there.” It is, has been, and will continue to be, right here, contributing to and shaping our country. Canada’s citizenry includes over 6.7 million people — 20 percent of the population — who were born outside Canada. Recent immigrants to this country are more likely to have come from Asia and the Middle East than from Europe (Census of Canada, 2011).
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada began in 1868 when 8 amateur astronomers founded an astronomical club in Toronto. An expanded group obtained a charter in 1890, and the name "The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" was adopted in 1903 with Edward VII's permission.
The Canadian Conference of the Arts was founded, as the Canadian Arts Council, in December 1945 to further the cultural development of the Canadian people, work for the encouragement and advancement of the arts in Canada and serve the highest interests of Canadian artists.
François Barbeau, costume designer, theatre director, artistic director, set designer (b at Montréal 20 July 1935). François Barbeau's career in the Québec theatre rests not only on flawless knowledge of fashion, cut, and character creation, but also on the use and even the design of material.
Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada (BBSC) is a national mentoring organization that provides support to more than 300 Canadian communities, comprising 160 local member agencies. Its mandate is to provide high-quality, volunteer-based mentoring programs to children and youth.
It is well known that the English victory on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 placed the city of Québec under British rule, and that Montréal capitulated the following year. A temporary military regime was set up pending the outcome of negotiations between the great opposing European powers.