Alumni

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.


Alumni Trajectories

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.


Get Involved

Building partnerships, creating opportunities, and inspiring students.

UBC Anthropology invites alumni and friends to support thinking that can change the world. Your involvement and support makes a real difference to the experience of our students. This can be as impactful as volunteering your time or as generous as making a donation.


Alumni Benefits

Your connection to UBC doesn’t end with graduation.

As a UBC alum, you receive many benefits and services, including career development resources, regional events and networking opportunities, and discounts on travel, products, and attractions.


Stay Connected

We welcome our alumni to stay connected with the Department of Anthropology. By joining our mailing list, you will receive biannual updates on departmental events, announcements, and news.

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