What is the SSEA?

With chapters in three Canadian cities — Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary — and a Head Office in Toronto as well as an American subsidiary, the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities / La Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne (SSEA/SÉÉA) is a Canada-based not-for-profit organization. The SSEA is a Registered Charity in Canada and the United States. The SSEA also offers travel grants and scholarships to students who wish to do research in Egypt.  Our aim is to:

  • Stimulate interest in Egyptology
  • Assist professionals and non-professionals alike with their fieldwork and training and provide them with a venue to present their research
  • Sponsor and promote archaeological expeditions to Egypt


  • President: Les O’Connor
  • Treasurer: Erin Kerr
  • Vice-President: Arlette Londes
  • Vice-President: Leslie Cowger
  • Vice-President: Dr. Lyn Green
  • Lecture Coordinator: Stephen Ficalora
  • Member-at-Large: Deirdre Keleher
  • Member-at-Large: Sami Akhnoukh
  • Member-at-Large: Gayle Gibson
  • Member-at-Large: Dr. Dawn Power