Human Anatomy Program Honours Body Donors


The human anatomy program in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences will hold a committal and internment service at Woodlawn Memorial Park on June 24 for those who donated their bodies to the University of Guelph for educational purposes.

“It is truly a selfless act to donate your body, and there is so much to be gained and so much to be learned from the people who do,” says program director and professor Lorraine Jadeski, who teaches third- and fourth-year anatomy courses. “The gratitude for our donors is a theme that runs through each course.”

Premila Sathasivam manages the University’s human body donation program and organized the committal service. “This will be a special moment for our students, faculty and staff to reflect and give thanks to our donors for their contribution to anatomical education that advances learning in the life and biomedical sciences at the University,” she says.

Committal will take place a 2 p.m. with Rev. Jon Fogleman officiating.

Those who want to pay their respects should use the Marilyn Drive entrance to Woodlawn Memorial Park, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Inside the cemetery gate, take the first right, then the second left, and proceed to the back of the cemetery. The University plot is located at the end of the road near the veterans’ area.

Visit the departmental website for more information about the University’s body donation program.