Ginny McGowan

Richard Forsyth
Executive Director, Indexer
BA (Brock U) BSc (U of Guelph)
MA ABD (U of Toronto)

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS A STICKLER FOR DETAIL, Rick is your ideal choice. With a background in biology, kinesiology, and forensic anthropology, he worked for a number of years as an ergonomist-researcher at the University of Toronto before devoting himself full-time to running a successful consulting company. Rick conducted research and prepared reports on ergonomic analyses for the Canadian military on equipment design, performance, and fitness levels. His university teaching experience includes an innovative outreach program for First Nations on reserves, as well as undergraduate forensics, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition courses. His international experience includes several years living, working, and travelling in Africa with the Smithsonian Institution on an archaeological field study in Botswana and with CUSO in Nigeria. Domestically, he was a team researcher for studies on the health effects of uranium mining in northern Saskatchewan, the effect of zero gravity on bone density, and contributed to sleep deprivation, body composition, and nutrition studies. As an adjunct professor in Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Rick teaches anthropology and supervises senior undergraduate and graduate student theses and directed studies. He works with the RCMP as the forensic anthropologist for Prince Edward Island and directs the annual Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Field School at UPEI. Rick is a member of the Indexing Society of Canada. He lives by his clan motto: “Repairer of ruin.”