The Centre for Anthropological Research emerged in 2002 as a result of the long-standing cooperation between The University College of the Cariboo of Kamloops, B.C.and the University of Prešov. Some of the more tangible outcomes of this cooperation have been various Roma-related projects initiated in the Prešov region, a summer field school conducted since 1993, and, for the first time in 2001, a full-fledged semester abroad program for UCC students.
The Centre for Anthropological Research builds on this decade-long cooperation, spearheaded by David Scheffel of UCC and Alexander Mušinka of Prešov University, but it is not formally affiliated with either institution. Rather, the Centre is an independent entity which endeavours to facilitate anthropological research in the Carpathian region of Slovakia, Ukraine, and Romania. Currently, the Centre is involved in these activities:
The Centre is directed jointly by Dr. David Scheffel [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Mgr. Alexander Mušinka [email@example.com].