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Q&A with Charles Menzies – Vancouver Faculty Representative to UBC’s Board of Governors

Q&A with Charles Menzies – Vancouver Faculty Representative to UBC’s Board of Governors

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.

Meet the New Editor of BC Studies

Meet the New Editor of BC Studies

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 […]

Read Michael Kew’s new publication

Read Michael Kew’s new publication

Click here to read “Reflections on Anthropology at the University of British Columbia”, Michael Kew’s interesting personal account of applied anthropology in the province, featured in BC Studies.

We’re so proud!

We’re so proud!

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!

Canadian Anthropology Society Award Winners

Canadian Anthropology Society Award Winners

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).

Book release from Kirsten Bell

Book release from Kirsten Bell

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.

Talk by Gideon Shelach-Lavi

Talk by Gideon Shelach-Lavi

Join Gideon Shelach-Lavi for a talk centred around the Fuxin project. North China is one of the primary centers of independent agricultural development, and the Fuxin project is an attempt to locate pre-agricultural and early agricultural sites in this region. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the Graduating Student Leaders

Congratulations to the Graduating Student Leaders

The Dean’s Reception had three Anthropology students nominated and successfully named as Graduating Student Leaders: Ms. Chizuru Kinjo, Ms. Caitlin Stronham, and Ms. Yoki Li. Congratulations!

Congratulations Dr. Shneiderman on joining the Wall Institute

Congratulations Dr. Shneiderman on joining the Wall Institute

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.

Sitara Thobani’s Book Release

Sitara Thobani’s Book Release

Congratulations to Sitara Thobani who has officially released her new book: Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identites: Dancing on Empire’s Stage.