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Julie Harris, C.A.H.P.

Senior Architectural Historian and Heritage Planner

Julie Harris, M.A. Museum Studies, is a cultural heritage professional with over 30 years of experience and training in the fields of heritage planning, environmental assessment, public history, cultural landscapes, and heritage assessments. She has served on the boards of heritage associations, including the Indigenous Heritage Circle, CAHP, and the Society for Industrial Archeology. Julie has led major heritage and public history projects for federal and provincial governments, Indigenous organizations, developers and architects, law firms, and municipalities. She has appeared as an expert witness in the areas of heritage planning and architectural history for Ontario's OLT bodies and served as an historian for Parks Canada for 10 years. Julie is also trained and experienced in museums, interpretation, online media production, public consultations, and program evaluation.

  • Masters of Museum Studies (University of Toronto)


  • Professional Member, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals

  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Training, First Nations Health Authority, BC 

  • Public Participation Skills Certificate, International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

  • Former board member and co-founder of the Indigenous Heritage Circle (


  • National Trust of Canada, Governors’ Award for Indigenous Heritage and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (co-author for the Indigenous Heritage Circle, 2022)

  • Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Award of Excellence, Heritage Education, Awareness & Scholarship. For Signposts & Promises: Canada and the Alaska Highway, 2020

  • Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Award of Excellence, Heritage Documentation. For the Alaska Highway Heritage Project, 2018

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