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Manitoba, Canada Joseph Prymak's Whiteshell Provincial Park,</br>
Manitoba, Canada

Anthropology is the study of how humans have developed and adapted, both culturally and physically, in both the present and past. Anthropologists examine the origins of the human species, physical and cultural remains from archaeological sites, the development of value systems, social relationships, and symbolic communication.

Well-known anthropologists include Margaret Mead; famous for her work in the Samoan and New Guinea cultures, and Jane Goodall who has made significant discoveries about primate societies. If you are interested in the biological evolution of humans, how people live in various cultural settings (in both the past and present), how societies are adapted to their environments, and the structure of language, then Anthropology would be a good choice of study.

At The University of Winnipeg, you can specialize in Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Archaeology or Biological Anthropology, or you may choose an integrated program that includes all four areas.

Department News:

Women in STEM professions network across borders

University of Winnipeg Anthropology faculty member Dr. Tina Greenfield is currently participating in a ten-day professional exchange through the U.S. Government’s International Visitor Program Leadership Program, designed to introduce Canadian women in STEM professions to their U.S. counterparts

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Honouring the VoicesHonouring the Voices: 40 Years of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous Health Research

"Honouring the Voices: 40 Years of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous Health Research in Manitoba"” is a research project that has worked towards documenting the stories and experiences of health research that has been conducted through the University of Manitoba over the last 40 years.

Manitoba has been a leader in partnership-based research with First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous communities, organizations as well as university-based researchers for over forty years. While initial collaborations varied in their degree of collaboration, today’s partnerships reflect a respect for self-determination and Indigenous knowledges. Over four decades, the Manitoba research community has listened and learned from First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous communities and organizations, and used lessons to transform the context and practice of health research in Manitoba, Canada, and beyond. Still, there is a place for growth: it is time to reflect back, take stock of accomplishments and set the course for the future.

“Honouring the Voices” provides an opportunity to come together, hear stories of successes and challenges, and enhance our understandings of the partnerships that produced a revolutionary vision of how to engage in First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous health research.
Dr. Jaime Cidro was highlighted as one of the health researchers. Dr. Mary Jane McCallum also participated in the development of this research project and video.

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