Officers

Tina Moffat, CAPA-ACAP President

Tina Moffat

President (2012–2015)

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University. My area of interest within biological anthropology is child health and nutrition and environmental health as it pertains to urban ecosystems. My research perspectives are grounded in biocultural and political-economic approaches. My main geographic areas of focus are South Asia and Canada. One of my current research interests is dietary change and health among immigrants to Canada. I have recently conducted a CIHR-funded planning project investigating dietary change and food insecurity among newcomers to Hamilton, Ontario. I have also investigated topics such as: child obesity, infant vitamin D supplementation and growth and development among infants and children.

Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
Chester New Hall, Room 536
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L8

Ian Colquhoun

Ian Colquhoun

Secretary/Treasurer (2012–2015)

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Department of Anthropology
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

Madeleine Mant

Madeleine Mant

Student Representative (2014–2016)

Madeleine Mant is a PhD candidate at McMaster University studying with Dr. Megan Brickley. Her doctoral research is concerned with trauma in Georgian London. Through examining archival hospital records and human remains she seeks to explore both fracture prevalences and fracture experience with a particular focus on perimortem trauma. As CAPA Student Representative, Madeleine aims to be an advocate for student members and encourages students to approach her with questions or concerns at mantml@mcmaster.ca.

Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
Chester New Hall, Room 536
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L8

Jennifer Sharman

Jennifer Sharman

Newsletter Editor (2014-2016)

My main research interests lie in human osteology, human variation, paleodemography and paleopathology. I am interested in the health status and disease of past populations, and the interrelationship of disease with socioeconomic factors. I finished my PhD at Durham University (UK) in late 2013, where my research explored the variation in rates of human skeletal aging and expression of sexual dimorphism by analyzing skeletons from six documented collections in Canada, England, Portugal and South Africa. I have worked also worked as a freelance editor and proofreader, and am pleased to bring that experience and my passion for biological anthropology to the role of Newsletter Editor for the next few years.

Asta Rand

Asta Rand

Website Editor (2014-2017)

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Archaeology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. My research interests include the study of ancient human diet and mobility through the analysis of stable isotopes in bones and teeth. Currently, my doctoral research seeks to understand ancient Maya mobility by analyzing strontium and stable oxygen isotopes from individuals interred at multiple sites in Belize. This builds upon my Master’s research, in which multiple lines of evidence, including palaeopathology and stable isotope analysis, were assessed to interpret human diet at a minor Maya centre. Although my graduate studies have focused on the isotopic analyses of ancient Maya skeletons, I also have experience excavating human remains in both Ontario and Poland. Finally, I am interested in understanding the health of past populations through the assessment of pathology in human skeletons.

Department of Archaeology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Queen’s College, Room 4020
210 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3R6