Marc-André Bernier

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Marc-André Bernier is a Canadian archaeologist who specializes in underwater archaeology. Described as the "Indiana Jones of the deep seas" by the Toronto Star,[1] Bernier was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, and educated at the University of Ottawa, from which he received a BA degree in Classical Studies and a MA degree in Greek Archaeology.[2] He joined the Underwater Archaeology Team of Parks Canada in 1990 and, sine 2008, has been its manager.[2][3]

In 2014, Bernier was among the four inaugural recipients of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, presented for his work in the discovery of the wreck of HMS Erebus.[4]


  1. ^ Watson, Paul (September 9, 2014). "The Star with the Franklin search: How the Franklin wreck was finally found". Toronto Star. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "In the Wake of Erebus and Terror: Parks Canada and the Franklin Project". Canadian Archaeological Association. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Harris, Kathleen (April 26, 2018). "Canada, Britain formalize agreement on Franklin expedition wrecks". CBC. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lawrence J. Burpee Medal". Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Retrieved May 27, 2018.