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Congratulations on your retirement, Yvonne Diamond! Yvonne has worked at UBC for 35 years and has been the Manager of Administration for the Anthropology and Sociology Department for the past 3 years. On behalf of the Anthropology Department, thank you for all your hard work Yvonne!
Bruce Miller, member of the Board of the Museum of Vancouver, gave a forty-five minute talk entitled “Working with Museums and Courts” at the invitation of the Chiefs of Ontario to their Heritage and Burials Policy Forum in Toronto on November 3. The meetings, with sixty chiefs and leaders in attendance, sought ways to repatriate […]
UBC Anthropology Professor Bruce Miller provided key testimony in a case before the BC Supreme Court concerning how discrimination is determined under the BC Human Rights Code. In her Reasons for Judgment, of May 10, 2015, in the case of Vancouver Area Drug Users v. British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, an appeal of an earlier […]
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 […]