Friday, January 10, 2020

Anthropology research finds deforestation is changing animal communication

Black Howler Monkey in tree

Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study led by Laura Bolt, an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology. The research offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas, particularly areas changed by human activity.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dr. Alexis Dolphin wins CFI-JELF grant

Congratulations to Dr. Alexis Dolphin for receiving a Canadian Foundation for Innovation – John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant ($233,000) in support of her work founding the “Ancient and Contemporary Environmental Bioindicators Laboratory (ACEBioLab)” in the Department of Anthropology. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Anthropology Graduate Student earns his PhD

Congratulations to 2014 Public Issues Anthropology Masters graduate Thomas Siek on recently completing his PhD through the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In Memory of Dr. Thomas Abler

The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing on September 4, 2019, of Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Abler, at the age of 78.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Convocation 2019

Faculty of Arts Convocation Cake

The Faculty of Arts convocation occurred on June 12. See some highlights and pictures.

Monday, May 27, 2019

2019 Arts Convocation Awards Winners

Congratulations to Honours Anthropology student Kristin So, who will receive the Faculty of Arts award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Anthropology at June convocation!

Congratulations also go to Honours Anthropology student Caitlin Brast, who will receive the same award for her outstanding work in Classical Studies!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graduate student, Panchala Weerasinghe, was awarded a Travel Bursary

Panchala at work

Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece.  Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.

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