UBC ranked 33rd in the world in the Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings. The 2014 rankings were based on a survey of academic opinion, featuring 16,639 responses from 144 countries. UBC consistently ranks among the top 40 universities in the world. For more information about UBC’s place among the world’s best, click here.
Dr. Mark Turin’s two-part BBC Radio 4 series, On Language Location, was broadcast at the end of October 2014. The episodes cover the languages of Bhutan (Monday 20 October) and Burma/Myanmar (Monday 27 October). Podcasts are available online for free through the series website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpsbz
The ANSO Building is now home to a Community Food Garden. The ANSO Gardens are located just east of the building entrance, and offer 18 planter plots for the use of all building occupants. This includes students, staff, and faculty in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, as well as staff from the programs of Canadian […]
Full Article Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined the University of British Columbia to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk. Davis, best known for his work among indigenous societies worldwide, has served as National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence since 1999. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Serpent and […]