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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 […]
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.
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.
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.