Christienne Uchiyama, M.A.

Principal, Manager Heritage Consulting Services

Christienne Uchiyama, M.A., is a Senior Associate with Letourneau Heritage Consultants Inc. She is a heritage consultant and licensed professional archaeologist (P376). Ms. Uchiyama is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and received her M.A. in Heritage Conservation from the Carleton University School of Canadian Studies in 2012; her thesis focused on the identification and assessment of impacts on cultural heritage resources in the context of Environmental Assessment. She began working in the cultural heritage field in 2003. Since that time, 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. She has provided cultural heritage planning advice, support and expertise as a member of numerous multi-disciplinary project teams for projects across Ontario.

Ms. Uchiyama has written or co-authored more than 100 technical cultural heritage reports, including archaeological licence reports, collections management materials, inventories, cultural heritage evaluation reports, heritage impact assessments, and cultural heritage policy documents. Throughout the course of these project, 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 Resource Evaluations 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 an active and compliant Professional Licence to Carry Out Archaeological Fieldwork in Ontario (P376). She 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.