The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is committed to inspiring people, ideas, and action for a better world.

Through excellence in research, teaching, field-based inquiry, and community collaboration, UBC Anthropology advances the study and constructive understanding of human diversity and commonality locally, nationally, and internationally.

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I loved my arts undergraduate degree because through cultural anthropology, I developed great analytical and observation skills to really understand the people around me and the systems that drive our world. They made me think hard and challenged my own beliefs and perceptions.

Lilian Chau
BA 2000, Anthropology