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University of Calgary
Primatology/Biological Anthropology
(Established 1967)
Educational Program
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Director: Mary Pavelka(Department Head)
Phone: 1 (403) 220-6516   Fax: 1 (403) 284-5467   E-Mail: (Undergraduate);
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 CANADA
Department: Department of Anthropology
Institution: University of Calgary

Mission: UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BSc): The Department of Anthropology administers one of the best-developed Primatology program in Canada, with course offerings in all aspects of behavioral evolution, method, theory, currents issues and independent research. Students receive extensive training in data collection and have the opportunity to conduct original research at our primatology field schools in Belize and Ghana. GRADUATE PROGRAM (MA and PhD): Thesis based programs in Anthropology (Primatology) or Biological Anthropology. Studens are required to complete a fieldwork component in both the MA and PhD programs. Students in the doctoral program will usually be required to collect primary data, for a period of not less than 12 months, via observational research on wild primate populations.

Principal Research Programs: Faculty have research linkages with Monkey River (Belize); Boabeng-Fiema Reserve (Ghana); Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rica).

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for undergarduate and graduate students. Field work opportunities available to undergraduates at Calgary Zoo, expected for graduates at various field sites.

Financial Aid: Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, (limited numbers available each year). Students compete for national Scholarships, and for University of Calgary scholarship support.

Number of Staff: 6

Associated Field Sites: Field locations in Costa Rica, Belize, Japan, Ghana, and Madagascar.

Last Updated: 2009-05-25

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