Past Events

Founded in 2010, the Vancouver Chapter of SSEA has had some amazing events over the years. Take a look to see the type of activities we offer.


Post-Revolution: the Copts and the Coup

On 30 June 2013, Egypt underwent tumultuous events and Mohamed Morsi was forced out of power. Join us for a lecture illuminating the impact the revolution has had on the Coptic communities throughout Egypt.

Flight into Egypt - 17th Cent. AD (WIkiMedia)
Flight into Egypt – 17th Cent. AD (WIkiMedia)

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Mark Lehner comes to Vancouver

Eminent Egyptologist Dr Mark Lehner will be in Vancouver to speak on his latest research.

The Giza Plateau (Wikimedia Commons)
The Giza Plateau (Wikimedia Commons)

This talk is sponsored by the Vancouver Chapter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, AIA Society – Vancouver, and Department of Anthropology.

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Women’s Health in Ancient Egypt

Humanity has come a long way in the last thousands of years. Yet, women have only in recent times learned to control their biology to fashion their lives. Join us for an enlightening talk.

One of Egypt's most famous Women (WikiMedia)
One of Egypt’s most famous Women (WikiMedia)


Thursday, 26 September 2013
7 p.m.


Alliance for Arts & Culture
#100 – 938 Howe St
Vancouver, BC (Map)


  • FREE – SSEA Members
  • $5 – General Public

Tickest available at the door or on

About the Speaker

W Benson Harer Jr
W Benson Harer Jr

W. Benson Harer, Jr., MD is an adjunct professor of Egyptology in the Department of Humanities at California State University at San Bernardino. He has published numerous articles on Egyptology, including several that combine his knowledge of medicine with his passion for ancient history and archaeology. He recently retired as Chief of Staff at Riverside County Regional Medical Center and has served as President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Harer has served on the ARCE Board of Governors since 1981 and is on the board of the Northwest Chapter of ARCE in Seattle. (Photo Credit: W Benson Harer)


Basic mammalian biology has shaped the lives of women throughout our existence. Women’s concerns have been the same everywhere: attracting and keeping a mate, birthing, lactation, menstruation, contraception, infertility, abortion, etc. It is only in the past 50 years that women in developed nations can control their biology to shape their lives. Women in different cultures use different approaches to meet these common challenges. This talk will explore how the women in Ancient Egypt coped with the biological imperatives imposed on the human female mammal. (Courtesy: Benson Harer)