Graduate Student Orientation

To all the new graduate students – welcome to the UBC Anthropology graduate program! The Department of Anthropology is excited to meet everyone and we wish you a smooth transition into the new school year. The Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday September 5, 2017 will ensure that you are well prepared for your graduate studies in Anthropology.

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9:30 – 11:00am (ANSO 2107)

Departmental Orientation for New Graduate Students  

*Mandatory Attendance*

Meet the Department Head, Michael Blake; Graduate Program Chair, Bruce Miller & AGSC members; Invited faculty members teaching core graduate courses; AGSA Co-Presidents, Heather Robertson, Michelle Hak Hepburn, AGSA members; Administrator, Eleanore Asuncion; and staff.


11:00 – 1:00pm (ANSO 134)

Department Orientation Session for Teaching Assistants & Instructors

*Mandatory Attendance*

A training workshop for all TA’s. Instructors with TA’s are required to attend. A CUPE 2278 union rep will be present to give a short talk.


11:30 – 12:30pm (ANSO 207)

A welcome for new and returning undergraduate students.


1:00 – 2:30pm (ANSO Small Groups Lounge & Lawn)

Anthropology BBQ Lunch

Open to Undergraduate & Graduate students, Faculty and Staff


2:30pm (ANSO Lounge, ANSO 208)

Grad to Grad Informal Info Session

*Mandantory Attendance for Incoming Grads*

Come chat with current graduate students about settling into the department, living in Vancouver, and enjoying student life. Plus “ANSO Building tour” @ 4:00pm.


5:00pm (Venue, to be announced)

Post-orientation “Pub Meet and Greet”


A chance for faculty, students and staff to get to know each other.