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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 […]
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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.
Join the Department of Anthropology for a poster session, with introduction by Dana Lepofsky, Simon Fraser University. Potluck dinner provided by the UBC Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association.
Congratulations to Leslie Robertson for being appointed the new editor of BC Studies. Click here to read our Q&A with Leslie about her new role.
Happy Holidays from the Department of Anthropology! Just a reminder, UBC is closed from December 26th – 28th, with reduced services in most departments until 3 January 2017. January 2nd is also a holiday, in lieu of New Year’s Day.
The department extends its congratulations to Charles Menzies, who was elected a Vancouver Faculty Representative to UBC’s Board of Governors. We spoke with him about his new position in our Q&A. Click here to read more.
Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann talks about her research in a new video for The Royal Society of Canada: