Ian Colquhoun

Ian Colquhoun

President (2015-Present)

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

Laure Spake

Student Representative (2019-2021)

I am a doctoral student at Simon Fraser University, focusing on juvenile growth and development. My current research project explores the potential magnitude of mortality bias in growth in archaeological populations. I am also involved in research and practice in forensic anthropology. As the student representative, my responsibility is to amplify student voices within the association. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas on how to best support student needs.

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My research focuses on the integrated study of human skeletal remains and historical documents, with a particular emphasis on how historical health-related events affected the lifestyles and activities of individuals in the past, particularly the poor.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

Lesley Harrington

Secretary/Treasurer (2018-2021)

I am a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, and an alumna of the University of Toronto. I am a bioarchaeologist focused on childhood. With my research expertise in juvenile osteology I have examined skeletal growth and dental development in children from archaeological contexts including South African hunter-gatherers and European cities. CAPA has been an important intellectual home for me and I'm pleased to serve on the Executive.