We offer a field course in both the early and late summer, as well as research assistantships in a variety of ongoing and long-term research programs, with opportunities to assist in writing publications with the Principal Investigators upon completion of the program. Topics range from studying animal behavior to their reproductive biology, predator-prey dynamics, and health.
Some opportunities begin in Summer 2014 (with fast-approaching deadlines), while others will run year-round (with rolling deadlines). There are programs that should be of interest to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as seniors who are graduating this May and would like to get field experience in their gap year. Both the course and the research assistantships can be taken for credit from the student’s own university, in collaboration with us.
All of our programs are conducted at the Los Amigos Biological Field Station – a place of remarkable biodiversity and beauty in southeastern Peru.
Thank you for helping to share these opportunities.
Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa
Department of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis
Research group – PrimatesPeru
Dr. Tanya Peckmann of St. Mary’s University, NS, will be teaching a summer session course May 3-17, 2014, called “Internship in Forensic Anthropology” in Miami, Florida. This will be the fourth year that this amazing course has been offered.
The application date is quite soon (Jan 27, 2014). Only 16 students are chosen for the course and Dr. Peckmann wants to have the class list finalized by the first week of February – so students will have enough time to work extra shifts and find the funds to pay for this course. The total cost for the course including flights, hotel, and food is about $3500 for the 2-week course.
Date: Saturday November 16 3:30-5
Location: Nanaimo District Museum
ASBC Members Free!
David will be speaking on the work that has been conducted on the archaeological site Kenan Tepe in Souteastern Turkey. In particular the talk will focus on the multiple burials uncovered over three time periods represented at the site. Burial practice patterns provides insight into how individuals and communities negotiated their relationships between the living and the dead. Several infant and adult burials from the multi-period mound site of Kenan Tepe were analysed to examine the variety of burial practices carried out and to address questions regarding the nature of the relationship between the Kenan Tepe residents and their dead. During the time of occupation at Kenan Tepe at least three different methods of interment were practiced, progressively indicating a shift towards a less intimate relationship with the dead.
The Research and Scholarly Activity Office is launching a NEW lunchtime research discussion series at VIU called: “The W5 of Academic Research: Research Who, Research What, Research Where, Research When, Research Why, (and Research How)”
Are you curious to know more about different academic research theories, methodologies and methods? Are you teaching research methods or supervising student research and would like to connect with others to gather examples/resources to share in the classroom? Are you interested in potential interdisciplinary research collaboration and would like to know more about who is doing what research here at VIU?
This new series will take place every other Friday (and a few extras besides), beginning on Friday September 27, from 12-1pm. Most events will take place in the ICR Lounge (305/4th Floor). A few will happen on the Cowichan Campus.
Next event will be Friday October 11: Warren Weir, Respectful research with Aboriginal communities and institutions