The CABA-ACAB Student Field School & Training Course Bursary is now open! Applications due April 19, 2024

Posted by dpadmin on Mon, Mar 18, 2024

The CABA-ACAB Student Field School & Training Course Bursary is a funding opportunity available to undergraduate and graduate students participating in national and international field programs or training courses related to biological anthropology. As an organization, CABA-ACAB takes pride in its large and vibrant student membership and, as such, this bursary is meant to offset some of the costs associated with these important experiential opportunities for our student membership. Two bursaries will be awarded each year, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. Application adjudication will be based on the quality of the proposal, its relevance to the student’s academic interests, the budget justification, and the existence of financial need. EDI applicants will be prioritized.

Application deadline: APRIL 19th 2024

Upcoming CABA-ACAB Meeting: Oct 30–Nov 2, 2024, London, Ontario

Dear CABA-ACAB Members,

Bonjour, tanshi, aninskwa, ëdlánët’ë, hau koda, tawāw, hello!

We are happy to announce that the dates for CABA-ACAB's 51st annual meeting are set. Please join the team from Western, from the evening of Wednesday October 30th to Saturday November 2nd.

The meetings will be held at our usual venue - the Delta Armories by Marriot - located at 325 Dundas Street London, Ontario, N6B 1T9.  

The Shelley R. Saunders Thesis Research Grant is now open. Application due March 31st

Posted by dpadmin on Fri, Feb 23, 2024

The Shelley R. Saunders (SRS) Thesis Research Grants support the costs associated with Ph.D. dissertation research. Grants of up to $800 are offered to support lab research, fieldwork, museum or archive work, but not travel to conferences. Student members of CABA-ACAB in good standing, currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in biological or physical anthropology, may apply.

Application deadline: March 31st 2024

Webinar & Forum on Unmarked Burials & Missing Children Investigations

Posted by dpadmin on Thu, Jun 8, 2023

CABA-ACAB is hosting a Webinar & Forum on Unmarked Burials & Missing Children Investigations on June 15th, 1-4pm EDT. Click here to register: CABA-ACAB members webinar. Note, this event is only open to CABA-ACAB members - click here to join or renew. Questions can be sent to

Inaugural Student Field School & Training Program Bursary Recipients

Posted by sarahlockyer@ho... on Thu, May 26, 2022

The inaugural Student Student Field School & Training Program Bursary has been awared to Luca Del Giacco, from the University of Toronto, and Emily Regier, from the University of Windsor. Congratulations to Luca and Emily!

CABA-ACAB would also like to thank all of the members who championed and organized this new initiative to support students. CABA-ACAB also thanks all who served on the review committee.

Alliance to Support Indian Residential School Missing Children Investigations

Posted by sarahlockyer@ho... on Thu, Jan 27, 2022

Content warning/Trigger warning: This statement deals with child death, colonialism, residential schools, genocide, and intergenerational trauma.

The Canadian Association for Biological Anthropology is part of the Alliance to Support Indian Residential School Missing Children Investigations.

You can read the Alliance's statement here.

Anti-Racism Position Statement from CAPA Subcommittee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Posted by sarahduignan on Sat, Jun 6, 2020

We, as Members of The Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology /L’Association Canadienne d’Anthropologie Physique (CAPA-ACAP), recognize that while race is a biological fallacy, it is a sociocultural reality with profound lived consequences. Racism is real. The structural racism present in Canada has direct biological and social consequences that disproportionately affect individuals of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.