We are now accepting applications for the 2022 UNB Bioarchaeology Field School. As the only bioarchaeology-focused field school currently offered in Canada, this unique opportunity allows students to excavate an 18th century cemetery at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Due to rapid and ongoing coastal erosion, our excavation work is part of a larger climate change management project in collaboration with Parks Canada. During the four weeks of this program students will work with leading experts in bioarchaeological excavation learning proper field and lab techniques needed for the ethical removal and storage of archaeological human remains. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn about historical archaeology and some of the millions of artifacts currently housed at Louisbourg. Come experience the beauty of Cape Breton Island on the east coast of Canada and learn more about those who lived and died at this impressive fortress. Applications are open now until March 1, 2022.

Further information about the program and how to apply can be found on our website (www.unb.ca/bioarchaeology) and you can also find us on social media (FB: UNB Bioarchaeology Field School, Instagram: unbbioarchaeologyfieldschool).

For more information about the Fortress of Louisbourg visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg

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Field school's sexual harassment policy as submitted

The UNB Bioarchaeology Field School takes the safety and well-being of all student and staff members seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment of any kind. In accordance with UNBs sexual harassment policy, this behaviour may include, but is not limited to, verbal abuse or threats of a sexual nature, unwelcome sexual invitations or requests, demands for sexual favours, or repeated innuendos or taunting about a person's body, appearance, sexual orientation or sexual experiences. Any behaviour that violates UNBs sexual harassment policy can result in dismissal from the field program. Further, the anthropological discipline, specifically biological anthropology, has had a long history of supporting notions of white superiority and as a result has significantly contributed to the reinforcement of systemic racism, heteronormativity, colonialism, and ableism in modern society. As biological anthropologists, we acknowledge and condemn this contentious past, and fully commit to supporting a diverse community in the field, including but not limited to, those identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and people with disabilities. We recognize the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion being foundational to our teaching practices and commit to maintaining and promoting a safe and welcoming learning environment for our field school students.

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