As a member of the UBC Anthropology alumni community, you have a longstanding history of individual achievements and collective success.
Since 1947, our alumni have made a mark for themselves locally, nationally, and internationally and in a vast diversity of careers.
Evan Koike wins postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University
Alumni from our graduate program include people working in a wide number of fields across the world, from academia to government and the public sector, to business to the non-profit sector. A selection of those who graduated over the past decade points to the diverse employment trajectories of our graduate students:
Natalie Baloy, Associate Director, Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University, WA, USA
Farhana Begum, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Marie-Eve Carrier Moissan, Associate Professor, Carleton University, ON, Canada
Dada Docot, Assistant Professor, Purdue University, IN, USA
Sarah Fesseden, Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada
David Geary, Associate Professor, UBC Okanagan, BC, Canada
Denise Green, Associate Professor, Cornell University, NY, USA
Mascha Gugganig, Researcher, Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Eric Guiry, Assistant Professor, University of Leicester, UK
Kate Hennessy, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
Susan Hicks, Assistant Director, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Marina La Salle, Professor, Vancouver Island University, BC, Canada
Diana Marsh, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Iain McKechnie, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Huma Mohibullah, Full-Time Faculty, Renton Technical College, WA, USA
Lara Rosenoff Gauvin, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, MB, Canada
Solen Roth, Researcher, École de Design de l'Université de Montréal, QC, Canada
Kisha Supernant, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, AB, Canada
Melisa Aragon, MA, Physician, Squamish Medical Clinic, BC, Canada
Chris Condin, PhD, Leader, Clinical Research, Surrey Memorial Hospital, BC, Canada
Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, PhD, Researcher, School of Population and Public Health & BC Centre for Disease Control
Marlee McGuire, PhD, Provincial Coordinator, CHILD-BRIGHT, Dept of Pediatrics, UBC/ Child Health BC, Canada
Vishala Parmasad, PhD, Associate Scientist, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Science Center, U of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
Kate Roth, MA, Project Manager, Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, UBC School of Population and Public Health, BC, Canada
Lisa Dojack, MA, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre, BC, Canada
Erin Hanson, MA, Senior Rights and Title Officer with Tsleil Wau-tuth First Nation, BC, Canada
Sara Komarnisky, PhD, Project Manager at Hotıì ts’eeda, a research support unit of Tłı̨chǫ Government, NWT, Canada
Molly Malone, PhD, Senior Partner, the Firelight Group, an Indigenous-owned consulting firm, BC, Canada
Aanika Carroll, MA, California Public Services, CA, USA
Lina Maria Gomez-Isaza, MA, Columbia Government Human Rights Officer, Columbia
Michael Shepard, PhD, Commissioner, Port of Bellingham, WA, USA
Eva Marley, MA, Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Service, WI, USA
Rachel Donkersloot, PhD, Working Waterfronts Program Director, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, AK, USA
Sharon Fortney, PhD, Curator, Museum of Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tamar McKee, PhD, Manager, Stephen H. Hart Research Center at History Colorado, CO, USA
Coleen Parsley, MA, Owner, Aquilla Archaeology, BC, Canada
Karen Rose Thomas, MA, Archaeologist, Inlailawatash Limited Partnership, Tseil Waututh First Nation
Angela Ruggles, MA, Director, The Nature Atelier
Our MA students go on to pursue PhDs at such institutions as:
The Max Planck Institute, New York University, Simon Fraser University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Toronto, Harvard University, Oxford University, and University of California, Los Angeles.
MA students have also had opportunities to take up internships at various international institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., the Noguchi Museum in New York, and the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in New Mexico.
Our PhD students have won a wide number of post-doctoral fellowships, including at: Manchester University, New York University, Simon Fraser University, University of Montreal, Hebrew University, the Smithsonian Institution, University of Alberta, Trent University, the University of Munich, and the University of Chicago.
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Your connection to UBC doesn’t end with graduation.
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