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Luseadra McKerracher: SSHRC Storyteller Finalist

April 01, 2014
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Luseadra McKerracher, an SFU Doctoral Archaeology student, has been selected as one of SSHRC's Top 25 finalists in the Storytellers competition. SSHRC asked postsecondary students from across the country to demonstrate how a SSHRC-funded research project at their institution is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.   

Luseadra's video on "Evolved Food Aversions and Cravings During Pregnancy on Yasawa Island, Fiji" in 3 minutes explores the evolution of food aversions and why it is important to expand the research.

Luseadra completed her BA (Hons., with distinction) at the University of Victoria in 2006. She finished her Master's Thesis An Assessment of the Impact of Population History and Risk on Human Weaning Behaviour at SFU in 2009.  She is currently working on her PhD research on Maternal Energetics and the Origins of Relatively Early Weaning in Humans.

For more information on Luseadra please see her graduate student website.

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