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M.A., H.E. Diploma

Rachel is a Heritage Planner with MHBC and joined the firm in 2018. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Turin in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and UNESCO in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development.  The Master focused on developing economically sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural, cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries and tourism. Faculty included professors from Macquarie University, City University London, University Paris I-Sorbonne and University of Barcelona as well as practitioners, officials and experts from UNESCO, ICCROM, ILO, IMF and other international organizations.

Rachel has experience in research and report writing for both public and private sector clients. She has experience in historical research, inventory work and evaluation on a variety of projects, including cultural heritage evaluation reports, cultural heritage screening assessments, conservation plans, heritage conservation districts and cultural heritage impact assessments. Prior to joining MHBC, Rachel gained experience working for municipalities in Southwestern Ontario. Rachel’s B.A. has a Joint Advanced Major in Anthropology and Celtic Studies from Saint Francis Xavier University and Higher Education Diploma from the University of the Highlands and Islands which allowed her to work with the protection and conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage resources in Nova Scotia and Scotland.

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