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Congratulations to all of our fantastic Anthropology graduates! Whether you have received your B.A., MA, or PhD, know that you have accomplished something amazing. The UBC Department of Anthropology wishes you all the best!
The department extends its congratulations to the following 2017 Award Winners from the Canadian Anthropology Society: Caitlin Stonham, Honours; Kendra Jewell, Master’s; Clayton Whitt, PhD; Logan Cochrane, PhD (UBCO).
Congratulations to Kirsten Bell on her recent publication of two books: “Health and other Unassailable Values” and “Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine”. They are available online through Routledge.
Congratulations to Sara Shneiderman, who was selected as a Wall Scholar for 2017-18 at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Click here to read more about her upcoming research and work with the Institute.
Dr. Mark Turin & Dr. Sara Shneiderman are part of a larger team led by Yale University who have received $750,000 USD from NASA to investigate how social change and natural disasters affect patterns of mobility and urbanization in Bhutan, India and Nepal. Click here to read more.
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It’s exciting to be thinking about a journal right now because of the opportunity it offers to work within a number of dynamic contexts – geographical and historical of course, but also new knowledge practices across disciplines and the multiple publics they address.
I have always had a strong belief that we are obligated to participate in the governance of our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our workplaces. I further believe that it is not sufficient to critique, but that critique must be based in action. Having watched the turmoil in UBC’s governance this past year, I felt that we needed to ensure that we have voices in our governance agencies that are not simply content to go along to get along.
Leslie Robertson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is the new editor of BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly. BC Studies is a multidisciplinary journal that stands at the forefront of Canadian regional scholarship and contributes to informed public debate in British Columbia. Leslie has the ability to bridge different disciplinary approaches to research and presents a […]
A Message from Dr. Michael Blake: “I am honoured, as Anthropology’s incoming Department Head, to be able to welcome you to the start of the new academic year. This year marks the beginning of our second decade as a stand-alone department.”
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to announce a new series, Graduate Student Stories. Our graduate students are deeply committed to their research programs and are excited to reflect on their work and involvement in UBC’s Anthropology Graduate Program.
A Department of Anthropology graduate student, Ms. Jessica DeChamplain one was of the award winners feted at this year’s annual Awards Ceremony event to recognize scholarship awardees held September 10, 2016 by The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation.
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to welcome the new and returning students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. To celebrate, we invite you to the 2016 ANTH Imagine UBC Day and Back to School BBQ on Tuesday, September 6th.
In his new book, People of the Saltwater, UBC Anthropology professor Charles Menzies explores the history of Gitxaala, a Tsimshianic community on BC’s north coast, focusing on the people and their enduring place in the modern world.