Ian Colquhoun

Ian Colquhoun

President (2015-2018)

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

Tina Moffat, CAPA-ACAP Past President

Tina Moffat

Past-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

Sarah Duignan

Student Representative (2016–2018)

Sarah Duignan is a PhD candidate at McMaster University studying with Dr. Tina Moffat. Her doctoral research focuses on body perception in relation to obesity and dietary change amongst immigrant women in Toronto, Ontario. Through interviews, workshops, and art, her work provides an opportunity to explore and identify barriers to healthy body images and healthy eating, and will explore the complex social, cultural, economic, and biological factors influencing body image dissatisfaction and obesity rates amongst female immigrant youth. As CAPA Student Representative, Sarah's goal is to advocate for student members and work to strengthen equity practices within the CAPA community. Students are encouraged to contact her with questions, concerns, or feedback at
Department of Anthropology
McMaster University 
Chester New Hall, Room 512
1280 Main St West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Madeleine Mant

Newsletter Editor (2017-2019)

My research focuses on the integrated study of human skeletal remains and historical documents, with a particular emphasis on how historical health-related events affected the lifestyles and activities of individuals in the past, particularly the poor. Further, I am interested in how the past is interpreted and represented to stakeholders and seek opportunities to perform public outreach. I am currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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, and my doctoral research seeks to understand ancient Maya mobility by analyzing strontium and stable oxygen isotopes from individuals interred at multiple sites in Belize.  I am also interested in understanding the health of past populations through the assessment of pathology in human skeletons. While 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. My goal as Website Editor is to keep the CAPA-ACAP membership adequately appraised of new opportunities (i.e., field schools, employment, etc.), renew online content as necessary to keep it relevant, and to ensure the website remains a useful resource for all members. As such, I welcome any suggestions members may have regarding the function or content of the CAPA-ACAP website and look forward to your comments.  
Department of Archaeology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Queen’s College, Room 4020
210 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3R6

Geneviève Maltais Lapointe

Secretary/Treasurer (2015-2018)

I am extremely happy to take on the role of secretary-treasurer. I am currently working outside the field of anthropology, but this position is the perfect opportunity for me to continue to be involved and give back to the anthropology community. I am an alumna of the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba, and my area of interest is forensic anthropology, more specifically forensic facial reconstruction. I am looking forward to help the organization until 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.