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  • Come speak to our Anthropology undergrad students at the March Break Open House, March 11, 2017.

  • Registration open & conference schedule now available!

  • Visit the Future Students page for information about our graduate program in Anthropology.



Chelsey Armstrong – Defining Archaeologist’s Role in Climate Change

Chelsey Armstrong’s (MA 2013) research involving archaeology, climate change, and historical ecology is featured in an article in the Vancouver Observer. Read more…

Robert the Bruce... leper no more

After 700 years, bioarchaeologist Andrew Nelson's paleopathological analysis has lifted the stigma of leprosy from one of Scotland's heroes, King Robert the Bruce. 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