Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Calce on a successful online event

Classroom CSI: Lessons in Forensic Anthropology

An online educator-led event for Grades 7-12

Presented by Let’s Talk Science and the Department of Anthropology at UVic

In April, Dr. Stephanie Calce created an in-class (online) forensic anthropology lesson with teacher resources, for grades 7-12. Students worked in teams to solve a “mock" forensic case, describing evidence to support their conclusions and to compare their findings. 

Teachers and students registered with LTS and completed the educator-led activity in advance of attending a live webinar with Dr. Calce on April 8, where she gave a brief presentation, answered questions and had two UVic undergraduate anthropology students present on the results of their research:

Jena Bjola (Directed studies, ANTH) on High-velocity sharp force trauma

Marina Ma (Honours ANTH) on Soft-tissue decomposition in a clay environment

The interactive webinar was 60 minutes long and hugely successful with over 200 participants from all over Canada including BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia, and even one student from Mexico, a few from the UK, and also from the US.