Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Ethnographic Field School and should contact the Department in February for the current year’s offerings or check current calendar listings for field school information. Graduates are also invited to the Department’s regular Archaeology Lab Nights to help work on archaeological research projects or just hang out with friends. Contact Andrew Martindale for more details.
Other Department and University research facilities for graduate students include:
The Department provides all graduate students requesting study space with at least a carrel in the Anthropology and Sociology (AnSo) building. The Graduate Student Association has a large meeting room which can be used for study or projects.
Graduate Reading Room
The Department houses a small reading room with significant periodicals, reference works, and access to the University library system on-line.
Graduate Computer Laboratory
The work stations in the lab are loaded with word processing, database, statistical and qualitative data management software.
Rooms and equipment for the analysis, classification and storage of archaeological remains are located both in the Department and the Museum of Anthropology.
Small Groups Laboratory
An extensive facility, located in AnSo, designed for observation and recording of group interactions.
Museum of Anthropology
The MOA houses a large collection of artifacts from around the world, including an extensive collection from Northwest Coast cultures. Research facilities include a variety of laboratories for the preservation, analysis, and storage of archaeological and museum artifacts; the visible storage cases on the main floor of the building; and library.
With more than eight million items, the UBC Library holds the second largest academic collection in Canada. The Main Library and Walter Koerner Library house most of the University’s social science collection, along with the Human Relations Area Files (microfiche and CD ROM), fine arts, government publications and microforms, periodicals, maps and special collections. The Library supports CD ROM and extensive on-line search facilities and electronic journals and possesses an excellent inter-library loan service. The reference librarian for anthropology at the Koerner Library is Susan Atkey.
University Computing Services
The University provides a wide variety of computing services to graduate students including electronic mail and access to the databases, news groups, and other services available on the Internet and World Wide Web.