Department and University research facilities for graduate students include:

Study Space

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 Department provides an up-to-date computer lab for use of Graduate students for educational and research purposes. The lab is located in the basement of the Anthropology and Sociology (ANSO) building. You must be a registered graduate student or current faculty to have an account. Assistance with setting up a printer account, printing, and copying is available from the Main Office (2104) during the regular office hours (9am-4pm). The computer lab itself can be accessed anytime the building is open (usually between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm), but the lab itself does not close at any particular time.

The Graduate Computer lab offers the following software:

  • Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • OpenOffice 2.4
  • Word Perfect Office 12
  • Netscape 7.2, IE 6, Firefox 3.6.12
  • SPSS 15.0
  • Acrobat Reader X
  • Nero
  • PowerDVD
  • **Phonetics
  • **Endnote 7

In addition, there is a scanner station for full-colour scanning which included the following:

  • Adobe Streamline 4
  • **Adobe Acrobat Distiller 3
  • Scanner software for HP 6200C (running USB)

Archaeological Laboratory

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.

University 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.

Graduate Student Wellbeing Network Resource Folder

This document is a list of resources was compiled thanks to the Graduate Wellbeing Representatives and GSWN Resource Coordinator of 2016-2018. Please note this list is not exhaustive, but intended to highlight some of the best resources of which we are aware.