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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.
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.
We’re ecstatic to announce that two of our amazing students, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Michelle Hak Hepburn, have earned themselves the title of 2016 Vanier Scholars! The Vanier CGS program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.
Two of our fantastic students, Jessica Metcalfe and Lara Rosenoff Gauvin, are 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipients! The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants.
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It’s exciting to be thinking about a journal right now because of the opportunity it offers to work within a number of dynamic contexts – geographical and historical of course, but also new knowledge practices across disciplines and the multiple publics they address.
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 […]
A Message from Dr. Michael Blake: “I am honoured, as Anthropology’s incoming Department Head, to be able to welcome you to the start of the new academic year. This year marks the beginning of our second decade as a stand-alone department.”
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to announce a new series, Graduate Student Stories. Our graduate students are deeply committed to their research programs and are excited to reflect on their work and involvement in UBC’s Anthropology Graduate Program.
A Department of Anthropology graduate student, Ms. Jessica DeChamplain one was of the award winners feted at this year’s annual Awards Ceremony event to recognize scholarship awardees held September 10, 2016 by The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation.
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to welcome the new and returning students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. To celebrate, we invite you to the 2016 ANTH Imagine UBC Day and Back to School BBQ on Tuesday, September 6th.
In his new book, People of the Saltwater, UBC Anthropology professor Charles Menzies explores the history of Gitxaala, a Tsimshianic community on BC’s north coast, focusing on the people and their enduring place in the modern world.
To all the new graduate students – welcome to the UBC Anthropology graduate program! The Department of Anthropology is excited to meet everyone and we wish you a smooth transition into the new school year. The Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday September 6, 2016 will ensure that you are well prepared for your graduate studies […]