UBC Behavioural Guidance: COVID-19 Research Restrictions

April 1, 2020

All in-person research has been suspended and the university has curtailed all research activities and creative scholarship on UBC campuses until further notice. For more info, please visit

March 2020 Anthropology Newsletter


The March 2020 edition of the department’s newsletter is now available under the News tab.

Status of Department of Anthropology in Relation to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

  COVID–19 — Status of summer terms   March 25, 2020   As you know, the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve with new developments on a daily basis. Many in our community are asking what the status of our summer terms will be in the light of these uncertain times. To aid our students, […]

Archaeology Day Event Postponed

March 12, 2020

Please be informed that the 14th UBC Annual Archaeology Day event has been postponed to March 2021.

Q&A with Wall Scholar Mark Turin

March 10, 2020

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies sat down with anthropologist and linguist Mark Turin, a 2019 Wall Scholar and Wall Solutions Initiative award recipient, to discuss his collaborative work in language reclamation, lexicography and language-mapping technologies. Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Granville Miller

March 5, 2020

Professor Bruce Granville Miller will receive the Canadian Anthropology Society’s Weaver-Tremblay Award for Applied Anthropology during the CASCA 2020 Conference in London.

Dr. Julie Cruikshank awarded Polar Knowledge Canada’s 2019 Northern Science Award

February 20, 2020

Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 5, 2019 – Polar Knowledge Canada is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Northern Science Award is Dr. Julie Cruikshank. The award was presented at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting on December 5 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

UBC ANTH Faculty Brown Bag Series: Charles Menzies

February 4, 2020

Feb 11, 11:30-12:30 pm | AnSo 134  | Join us in learning about the methods and results that have come from walking along side of, and learning from, Mati as a proxy for humans in the context of cultural resurgence –relearning and re-establishing our relations with Mati within our shared laxyuup.

Ethnographic Approaches to Indigenous Mapping Seminar

January 30, 2020

WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2020 | 5:00 PM | This talk by University of Victoria’s Brian Thom will follow the distinct and sometimes divergent melodies of recent maps produced in collaboration with Indigenous communities, revealing their potential (and pitfalls) for ethnographic evocation.

Term 2 2019-2020 Colloquia

January 16, 2020

The lineup for Term 2’s Collloquia speakers has been announced. The Department of Anthropology Colloquium is the department’s speaker series that invites a mixture of anthropologists from within and outside of UBC to present their research.