Q&A with Leslie Robertson – Editor of BC Studies

January 10, 2017

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.

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

December 15, 2016

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

September 22, 2016

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

September 5, 2016

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.

Watch Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann’s video for The Royal Society of Canada

August 25, 2016

Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann talks about her research in a new video for The Royal Society of Canada:

Welcome Back from Dr. Michael Blake


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.”

Graduate Student Stories


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.

Congratulations Ms. Jessica DeChamplain


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.

ANTH Imagine UBC and Back to School BBQ

August 23, 2016

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.

Charles Menzies publishes new book

August 19, 2016

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.