Upcoming Events


The weekly Coffee, Community, and Conversation (3C) hour begins in early September.   This is a social event for Anthropology students, faculty and staff at UBC to come together, enjoy some delicious treats and discuss current Anthropological happenings; Wednesdays at 10:00-10:45 am. starting Wednesday, September 16th.


Stay tuned for the Faculty Brown Bag Lunch series that will begin later in the fall.  Discussion of the latest departmental updates, book launches, researches, and other related announcements.


The Department of Anthropology’s Colloquium Series brings in exciting and engaging guest speakers whose lectures span all the sub-disciplines of Anthropology and Archaeology.  The Colloquium Series runs throughout the academic year; Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm.  Access the full poster here: AnthCollPoster_2020 T1



Imagine UBC


On Tuesday, September 8th, start imagining the possibilities at UBC during the first-day orientation program for undergraduate students in most programs. All classes are replaced by Imagine UBC with the single exception of those classes that start at or after 5:00 pm and meet only once per week.  This year, you will be able to enjoy Imagine UBC virtually, wherever you are in the world.


Departmental Orientations:  Tuesday, September 8th



  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM Orientation Session for TAs & Instructors (Mandatory Attendance)



  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Anth Prof. Talk Series

Prof. Wade Davis, (whose article “The Unraveling of America” recently appeared in Rolling Stone magazine), along with Profs. Amir Shiva, Tracey Heatherington, Hugh Gusterson, Zichun Jing, and Bruce Miller. Each prof will briefly introduce themselves and students will have a chance to interact and ask questions.