Future undergraduate students

The department of Anthropology annually awards the Iris Yuzdepski Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Four in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts.

Congratulations to Christinneanne Mclellan, Claire Reynolds and Carley Marentette.  

Congratulations to U Waterloo alum, Dr. Thomas Siek on being offered a one-year Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology at McMaster University. Dr. Siek completed his MA in Public Issues Anthropology at the University of Waterloo in 2014, and his PhD at UCL in 2019. He will be starting his new position in July 2022 and we wish him great success in his new position!

Dr. Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology) and Dr. Andrew Doxey (Biology) are recipients of the 2022 Waterloo Interdisciplinary Trailblazer Fund.

Their project is titled "Reconstructing the origins and evolution of infectious diseases through ancient DNA metagenomics" 

In view of Aparajita Bhattacharya's various academic achievements in Anthropology, it is our pleasure to announce that she has been selected by the Faculty of Arts to receive the Spring 2022 Convocation Award in Anthropology.

Congratulations Aparajita!  

The department of anthropology annually awards its Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in Anthropology prize to a 3rd or 4th year anthropology student. The award winner is chosen from among our most highly achieving students, taking into consideration the activities and contributions to departmental life made by the student. The intention is to honour an excellent, all-round promising anthropologist.

Congratulations to Camila Font and Hannah Mills.

Congratulations to Water Institute member Craig Janes, professor and director of the School of Public Health Sciences, along with WI colleague Jennifer Liu, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, and their research team, who have been awarded funding through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant