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Sabine Stratton B.Sc. (Alberta), BA (Alberta), MA (Alberta)

Surrey Campus: 
Surrey Office: 
Fir Building, Room 217 (Anthropology Lab)
Langley Campus: 
Langley Office: 
West Building, Room 2018

Sabine Stratton received two undergraduate degrees and her Master of Arts from the University of Alberta.  The degree in zoology led to an interest in skeletal biology and a degree in physical anthropology established an enthusiasm for the study of human biology.  While serving on the medical examiner’s human identification team, investigating the 1986 Hinton Via Rail collision, a fascination for human individualization crystallized.  Research since that time has focused upon human skeletal anomalies; ante- and post-mortem x-ray comparison; video superimposition; and public perceptions toward autopsy.  Her field experience has been wide-ranging, including working for organizations such as the Alberta Medical Examiner’s Office, Physicians For Human Rights (The Cyprus Project), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Project Evenhanded (the Robert Pickton Case). Stratton is a member of the following organizations:  American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, and the Paleopathology Association.


Teaching Philosophy

  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about what I teach.
  • To assist students in developing their passion for intellectual pursuits.
  • To allow students to benefit from my personal experiences.

Courses Taught

Areas of Interest

Human Skeletal Variation; Forensic Anthropology; Humanitarian and Human Rights Investigations; Primatology.

Forensic Case Studies: I was the first anthropology student allowed access to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Alberta. During that time there were numerous cases for which I was allowed to participate and observe, including a mass disaster, the Hinton/Via Rail train collision in February, 1986.

From June, 2002 to June, 2003 I worked as a civilian contractor for the R.C.M.P.

Spring 2011, Member of multidisciplinary team investigating the deaths of the Whistler sled dogs after the Whistler Olympics. 

Scholarly Work