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AAPA Luncheon

The Annual AAPA luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12 in the Hyatt Imperial Ballroom from 12:00 to 2:00pm.  This years speaker is Dr. Emőke Szathmáry.  The title of her talk is:  Searching for Ancestry: Has Biological History become Biological Destiny?  

Dr. Emőke Szathmáry is President Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and Senior Scholar in the Department of Anthropology.  Her research has addressed the genetics of the indigenous peoples of North America, focusing on the causes of type-2 diabetes, the genetic relationships within and between North American and Asian peoples, and the microevolution of subarctic and arctic populations.  Her field research involved Ottawa, Ojibwa and Dogrib (Tlicho) peoples in Ontario and the Northwest Territories.  Her publications include over 90 scientific articles and reviews, and she has co-edited three books.

  Dr. Szathmáry was editor-in-chief of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology (1987-91), and of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (1995-2001).  She has served as President of the Human Biology Council (1990-1992) (now, the Human Biology Association), and the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology (1975-1991).  She held the Paul T. Baker Lectureship at The Pennsylvania State University in 1992, and in 1997 she was named a life member of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology.  In 1998 the American Anthropological Association named her Distinguished Lecturer in recognition of her intellectual contributions to Anthropology.  In 2007 she received the Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award of the Human Biology Association.  Dr. Szathmáry is an elected Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America (1989), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1995), and the Royal Society of Canada (2005).


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Menu ($40/person)

Chilled Cucumber and Honeydew Gazpacho with micro-greens (suitable for vegetarians and vegan diets)

BC Grilled Spot Prawn Cobb Salad with Avocados, Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Eggs and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Mango and Mascarpone Cheesecake, Exotic Fruit Confit

Vegetarian option:
Crispy Quinoa Cake with Roasted Carrot and Lemon Crème Fraiche

Vegan option:
Artichoke, Roasted Pepper and Chickpea Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons

Gluten free option:
Grilled Free Range Chicken with Stewed Squash and Scallion Pesto


Dietary restrictions