Douglas A. Yahn, MES, CAHP is currently the National Director, Indigenous Relations and Social Sciences for WSP. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Lakehead University.
Mr. Yahn is a specialist in archaeological assessment, excavation project management and archaeological, historical and heritage research. His experience includes Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Archaeological Assessment and Stage 4 Mitigation of Development Impacts carried out in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (2011) and federal guidelines in association with First Nations groups, municipal, industrial and government agencies. He has also performed historical research, heritage assessments, and Indigenous engagement for various organizations and individuals. He has experience with both precontact archaeology and urban historical archaeology.
As a consultant for WSP, he has led round table discussions with Indigenous community members and industry representatives to facilitate mutual understanding of projects and process. He has field experience working with Indigenous communities in Ontario. He works on environmental and social impact assessments for projects in the Property & Buildings, Energy, Resources & Industry, Earth & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure sectors nationally and globally.
In addition to his role as Vice President on the Executive Board of Directors for the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Lakehead University and Vice Chair of the City of Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee.