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.
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.
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.
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".