Graduated from the University of Calgary, Réginald Auger is professor of archeology at Université Laval since 1994. He teaches courses on the theory and practice of archeology and supervises students in his field of specialization which is the modern period. With funding from FRQ-SC, he assembled from the start a research group in archaeometry and acted, through a CFI initiative, as the leader in the founding of the Laboratoires d’archéologie de l’Université Laval. In addition to his research in urban archaeology of Quebec City, Auger’s has been doing research on a sugar plantation in French Guiana since 1996. Previous research has brought him to investigate the Elizabethan search for precious-metal bearing ore, a multidisciplinary research project on the voyages of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island carried out in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution during the 1990’s.