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Welcome to UBC Anthropology

Welcome to UBC Anthropology

As the second oldest anthropology program in Canada, our dedicated community advances the study and constructive understanding of human diversity and existence across the globe through collaborative teaching, learning and research. PC: UBC/Russ Heinl

The Inaugural Racial (In)Justice Lecture: Laurence Ralph
New UBC Centre for Migration Studies

New UBC Centre for Migration Studies

We are delighted to announce the establishment of the new UBC Centre for Migration Studies that will support innovative migration research, knowledge mobilization, and teaching and learning, as well as opportunities for connecting with community partners and policy realms. The Centre is the first migration research centre of its kind in Western Canada.  The Faculty […]

Welcome New Faculty!

Welcome New Faculty!

  Dr. Tracey Heatherington has joined our Department from the University of Wisconsin where she was Associate Professor of Anthropology since 2008, and where she also recently served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School. With a PhD from Harvard, and BA and MA from McGill, Dr. Heatherington has finally made her way back to Canada. Dr. Heatherington is an environmental anthropologist […]

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ANTH 495A-200 Ethnography of Special Areas

  Asian Canadian and Asian American Experience and Ethnography course: To see the poster click here. ANTH 495A-200 Ethnography of Special Areas:  Asian Canadian and Asian American Experience and Ethnography course This class is dedicated to ethnographic engagement to further understandings of Asian Canadian experience that will at times be compared with or put in […]

Status of Academic Year 2020-21

Status of Academic Year 2020-21

  All courses in the Department of Anthropology will be offered only online in Winter terms 1 and 2.  Many courses will be blended, with asynchronous and synchronous delivery.  However, this is subject to change.  

Meet our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Meet the faculty members of the UBC Anthropology Department, 26 individuals whose interests span every subfield within anthropology and archaeology. Learn more about their passions here.

October 2020 Anthropology Newsletter

The October 2020 edition of the department’s newsletter is now available under the News tab.