Forensic Anthropology: Identifying the Dead

UBC Future Global Leaders

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Forensic anthropology is the process by which individuals, recently deceased and long-dead, are identified. Learn how to identify the sex and age of a skeleton, and how to calculate height and body weight from skeletal elements. Understand how to recognize skeletal and dental markers that can lead to the identity of the individual, and interpret skeletal wounds that suggest how the individual died.

If you’re interested in medicine, the human body, biology, archaeology, history, law or law enforcement, this course will appeal to you.

Dr. HEATHER ROBERTON, PhD, is a sessional instructor in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. Heather specializes in biological anthropology, human skeletal variation, forensic anthropology and archaeology. Her undergraduate courses at UBC include Paleoanthropology, and Bones: The Origins of Humanity.

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

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To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

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