Western’s Anatomy and Physiology Lab opens up new learning opportunities for students

“It takes some getting used to,” says WWU Lab and Classroom Support Technician Becky Lancaster, in reference to Hera and Achilles, the two visitors to Western’s new Anatomy and Physiology Lab that I had come to see.

The lab, located in a nondescript section of the new Carver facility, hosts students from biology and kinesiology classes for hands-on work offered rarely in a university setting: the chance to learn and better understand human anatomy by working on actual human bodies.

Hera and Achillies, it needs to be noted, are cadavers.

I’m escorted into the lab by…