Scattered Episode 16: The Scavenging Project – Interview with Dr. Shari Forbes

Dr. Shari Forbes is a Canada 150 Research Chair in Forensic Thanatology at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). She has the only human decomposition facility in Canada, REST[ES], the site for Recherche en Sciences Thanatologiques [Expérimentales et Sociales]. I have been collaborating with Shari on the Alberta component of a cross-Canada research study ofContinue reading “Scattered Episode 16: The Scavenging Project – Interview with Dr. Shari Forbes”

Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer

Dr. Sarah Lockyer is a Biological Anthropologist and is the Casualty Identification Coordinator for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. She works with people around the world to identify Canadian service members who have fallen in battle during WWI, WWII and the Korean Conflict, and provide them with a dignified burial.Continue reading “Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer”

Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson

Dr. David Errickson is a Forensic Archaeologist with Cranfield University and is part of the team comprising Cranfield Recovery and Identification of the Conflict Casualties (CRICC). While he has worked with forensic cases in the UK, he also works internationally on historical cases, primarily with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Lara Indra is aContinue reading “Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson”

Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman

Sarah Woodman (formerly Huq) is the Cultural Places Officer at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She was a consulting archaeologist for over 10 years and this is how she and I met. In this episode we talk about: Sarah’s background, how she got into archaeology, and why curiosity was pivotalContinue reading “Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman”

Scattered Episode 12: Next of Kin & the Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant

Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant is a Forensic Anthropologist with Cranfield University. While he has worked with forensic cases in the UK, he also works internationally on historical, humanitarian, and forensic cases. This episode involves discussion of difficult topics such as mass graves, war, conflict, disasters, and damaged or incomplete human remains. Please be advised that whileContinue reading “Scattered Episode 12: Next of Kin & the Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant”

Scattered Episode 04: Tales of a Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Pamela Mayne Correia

Pamela Mayne Correia is a Forensic Anthropologist with 30 years’ experience. She is one of three Forensic Anthropologists on contract to the Province of Alberta. She specializes in cremated remains and currently works at the University of Alberta. In this episode we talk about: what attracted Pam to and sustained her interest in forensic anthropologyContinue reading “Scattered Episode 04: Tales of a Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Pamela Mayne Correia”