About the Crawford Lab

The Crawford Lab is an interdisciplinary research collective based at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada. It was founded in 2016 by the synthesis of the FAB*Lab and the Human Evolutionary Studies Program. The group is named for pioneering evolutionary psychologist Dr. Charles Crawford, a professor emeritus of Simon Fraser University.

Our membership includes faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, research staff, and visiting scholars from diverse disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, biology, ecology, economics, health sciences, linguistics, molecular genetics, and psychology (just to name a few!). However, we are all united in that our research is guided by evolutionary principles.

Members participate in regular events that provide a dynamic environment for debate and exchange of ideas. Each week we host a Thursday morning journal club and a Friday morning talk. Other events throughout the year may include workshops, departmental seminars, special lectures, and our annual symposium. Please see our Calendar of Upcoming Events –  visitors are welcome!

Our research interests are just as diverse as our membership and include evolutionary medicine, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, the evolution of behaviour and cognition, human evolution, and conservation.  Anyone interested in being part of this research should contact the Principal Investigator affiliated with the particular project of interest.