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  • Introducing our new MA in Intensive Applied Archaeology!

  • Madagascar summer 2017 field course

  • Western University takes on archaeology in Northern Peru field school 2017.

  • Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching

  • Conducting thermal drone research in Southern Ontario.:

    Conducting thermal drone research in Southern Ontario.



Lisa Hodgetts Receives Dean's Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Hodgetts who is the recipient of the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Read more...

Chris Ellis Honoured for Contribution to Archaeology

Professor Chris Ellis (pictured with Professor Christine White) has received the Smith-Wintemberg Award for his outstanding contribution to archaeology. 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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Safety in the Field & Abroad

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. All Western students participating in University sanctioned international activities are now required to enrol in Western's International Travel Registry. This information enables Western to monitor student safety, update students on travel advisories from the Canadian Government, and locate and provide assistance in case of an emergency overseas.For more information about conducting research abroad, please visit Western's International & Student Exchange Centre.

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.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations