Member of SCNAT

The umbrella organisation of anthropologists in Switzerland represents the interests of the discipline to the general public and the authorities. Its members are mainly composed of experts with a focus on natural science.

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The Shelley Saunders/ Koloshuk Family Scholarship

The Shelley Saunders / Koloshuk Family scholarship supports biological anthropology PhD students for 4 years of study with a minimum of $35,000/year (international students) and up to $25,000/year (domestic students). Apply to our PhD program and you will be automatically considered. There are funds available to assist with lab and fieldwork. Visit

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Finding a supervisor: In our graduate programs we emphasize a close match of interests between students and faculty supervisors. Visit our to review the research interests of our biological anthropologists:

• Dr. Megan Brickley

• Dr. Tina Moffat

• Dr. Hendrik Poinar

• Dr. Tracy Prowse

For PhD students in Biological Anthropology working with faculty in the Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology has several labs with state-of-the-art equipment that graduate students have access to:
• The Laboratory for Integrated Bioarchaeological Research in Health, Diet, Disease, and Migration (Bioarch-HDDM). This facility is composed of four integrated laboratory spaces:

• The Bioarcheology Analytical Suite

• The Microscopy Suite

• The Isotope Sample Preparation Suite

• The Brickley Bioarcheology Lab

• The McMaster Ancient DNA Centre
Visit for details on all our labs!


  • Anthropology