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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 […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Wade Davis was the recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s 2017 Distinguished Explorer Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in scientific discovery through explorations that offer new insights into previously unknown or poorly known subjects or areas.
The land surrounding Santa Elena is often described as having suprasensible or aesthetic qualities and archaeological sites are thought to be inhabited by non-human but active entities (including the pixan). Join us on March 16th to learn more. Click here for event details.
Join MOA in welcoming multidisciplinary artist Marie Watt for her four day event series, revolving around blankets – everyday objects that carry extraordinary histories of use. All events are happening at MOA.