The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Karen completed her BA (Honours) at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Anthropology and French with a minor in Russian and East European Studies. She entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2021. She is interested in exploring the history of anthropology, ethnography, and women’s travel writing, and the relationships between them. She is particularly interested in travel writing produced by French women during the 19th century.
Aparajita is a BA Honours student completing her fourth year as an Anthropology major at the University of Waterloo. She is fortunate to have been able to explore, over the course of her undergraduate career, the four fields of anthropology — with a particular focus on biological anthropology and archaeology. In her graduate career, she hopes to delve further into the study of biological anthropology and bioarchaeology, investigating the ways in which the lived biological experiences of humans in the past were imbued with, and contoured by, the social, cultural, economic, and temporal contexts they inhabited. Aparajita looks forward to commencing her studies in the Public Issues Anthropology Master’s program at Waterloo in Fall 2022.