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  • Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching

  • Anthropology Field School in Peru.:

    Anthropology Field School in Peru.

  • Arctic Field Camp, Banks Island, Northwest Territories.:

    Arctic Field Camp, Banks Island, Northwest Territories.



Chris Ellis Honoured by CAA

Professor Chris Ellis has been awarded the Smith-Wintemberg Award by the Canadian Archaeological Association. Read more...

Excellence in Teaching

Two of our own have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning in their students. This year’s winners ... Read more...

New Anthropology Hires

We will be welcoming two new bioarchaeology professors to our department. Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist (Leiden University) and Dr. Jay Stock (Cambridge University) this summer. Read more...

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Mental Health: Campus Resources Available

Western offers a variety of counselling services and several mental health resources for students, faculty and staff. If you, or a friend or colleague are feeling overwhelmed, confused or unsure of the state of your mental health, please know that there are steps you can take to help yourself and others. Please visit Western's Health & Wellness website for more information about resources available on campus, or refer to Western's Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide.

Safe Campus Community

Promoting and maintaining a safe and respectful working and learning environment at Western is a shared responsibility. The Safe Campus Community is an initiative of campus partners offering services and resources to members of the University community focused on keeping our campus safe.



Why Choose Anthropology?

Safety in the Field

Please refer to our Safety in the Field document for important information on personal safety, food safety, medical issues, communication plans, dealing with unexpected political turmoil and many other issues to consider when doing field research. For more information about conducting research abroad, please visit Western's International & Student Exchange Centre.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations