News archive - 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

In Memory of Dorothy Ellen Ayers Counts

The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most distinguished and productive retired members, Dorothy Counts. The following obituary nicely captures what an extraordinary life she lived:

Dorothy Ellen Ayers Counts
08 January 1937 – 27 October 2018

Dorothy came into this world on 08 January 1937 in San Antonio, Texas, and departed on 27 October 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s. She made the transition easily and peacefully surrounded by the love of her family.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight award

Southern Jordan

UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight award

Russell Adams, Alexis Dolphin (both from the Department of Anthropology), and Chris Yakymchuk (Earth Sciences) have been awarded a 2018 SSHRC Insight grant for their research tracing anthropogenic pollution at a 5000-year-old industrialized landscape in southern Jordan. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"

Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher, Adrienne Lo

Three happy researchers received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award to establish the University of Waterloo Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab). 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Anthropology of Science Students visit Waterloo Pharmacy to see Science in Action

students looking through microscopes

Professor Götz Hoeppe and 15 students from his Anthropology of Science class (ANTH 430) witnessed science in action on a field trip to the Waterloo Pharmacy in February. Professor Hoeppe, like other faculty members in the Anthropology department, sees great value in providing experiential learning opportunities to students.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Douglas Stenton appointed to the Order of Canada

Douglas Stenton

We are most proud to announce that Douglas Stenton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was among the 125 appointees to the Order of Canada on December 29th, 2017, cited “for his enduring contributions to the preservation of Canada’s northern heritage".

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