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

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

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.

Welcome CASCA/AAA Attendees

Welcome CASCA/AAA Attendees

Welcome to the very first joint CASCA/AAA meeting held in Canada. PC: UBC/Paul Joseph

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Check out a list of our latest faculty, graduate student, and researchers’ recent publications.

Isummiqtauniq: Thought Gift

Isummiqtauniq: Thought Gift

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and UBC Socio-Cultural Anthropology doctoral student Ezra Anton Greene co-wrote the essay Isummiqtauniq: Thought Gift, featured in the October 2019 edition of The Isuma Book.

The Anthropology of Asia Talk Series: Dr. Ayami Nakatani

The Anthropology of Asia Talk Series: Dr. Ayami Nakatani

This talk will shed light on the ways in which the act of cultural listings have influenced local communities and people who have made and used hand-woven textiles in the peripheral islands of eastern Indonesia.

UBC Anth Colloquia: Dr. Laura Rival

UBC Anth Colloquia: Dr. Laura Rival

“A CAREER DEDICATED TO RESEARCHING HUMAN/PLANT WORLD MAKING: THE UBC ROOTS” When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 11:30-1:00 PM Where: ANSO 134, 6303 NW Marine Drive   Dr. Laura Rival Laura Rival is an Associate Professor at Oxford University, where she teaches various courses relating to the Anthropology of Nature, Society, and Development. Her research interests include Anthropology […]

New Date: Dr. John Barker’s Faculty Brown Bag Talk

New Date: Dr. John Barker’s Faculty Brown Bag Talk

Tuesday |  January 21, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm | ANSO 134 Dr. John Barker will discuss his field research on the Maisin people of Papua New Guinea, a socio-linguistic group of around 3,000 people living in Oro Province on the northeast coast of the country. Read more

Colloquium with Dr. Alpa Shah

Colloquium with Dr. Alpa Shah

Dr. Alpa Shah studies the working poor, migrant labour and the conjugated oppression of caste, tribe, region, gender and class relations in India to expose the social inequalities generated by capitalism. Click here for more information.

Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths: A Roundtable Discussion

Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths: A Roundtable Discussion

This roundtable integrates diverse approaches to understanding the social elements of disaster aftermaths – with an eye towards producing useable knowledge in the present as we prepare for future disasters.

A Green College Cross-sectoral Series

A Green College Cross-sectoral Series

Through her practice of “reverse ethnography,” Dr. Bruchac will also reveal how, in many cases, unknown histories can be recovered by tracking the desires and actions of non-Indigenous curators and collectors who transported these objects and stories to physically and conceptually distant locales.