Christienne Uchiyama, MA, CAHP

Principal, Manager Heritage Consulting Services

Christienne Uchiyama, M.A., is a heritage consultant and licensed professional archaeologist (P376). Ms. Uchiyama is currently Past President of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and received her M.A. in Heritage Conservation from the Carleton University School of Canadian Studies; her thesis focused on the identification and assessment of impacts on cultural heritage resources in the context of Environmental Assessment. Over the past twenty years, she has provided a broad range of cultural heritage resource services for private and public-sector clients including municipal, provincial, and federal governments and agencies.

Ms. Uchiyama has written or co-authored more than 300 technical cultural heritage reports, including archaeological licence reports, collections management materials, inventories, cultural heritage evaluation reports, heritage impact assessments, and cultural heritage policy documents. She has undertaken numerous peer reviews. Throughout the course of these projects, she has developed a thorough understanding of a wide range of evaluation and assessment methodologies and regulatory processes. Her specialties include the development of Cultural Heritage  Evaluation Reports and Heritage Impact Assessments, including the in-depth research required to identify cultural heritage resources and place them in a contemporary context.

Ms. Uchiyama has has undertaken and directed dozens of Stages 1 through 4 Archaeological Assessments across Ontario, including such major projects as: all phases of archaeological assessment at the Canadian War Museum site at LeBreton Flats, Ottawa; renewable energy projects; natural gas pipeline routes; railway lines; hydro powerline corridors; and highway/road realignments.