Working Together to Enhance Ecosystem Sustainability: A Sylix/Settler Science Collaboration

November 19, 2019

Wednesday, November 20 | 5:00 PM | Green College Drs. Armstrong and Parrott will discuss their shared experiences in leading the development of a collaborative Silyx/UBC research cluster in ecosystem sustainability and resilience.

New Date: Dr. John Barker’s Faculty Brown Bag Talk

October 31, 2019

Tuesday |  January 21, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm | ANSO 134 Dr. John Barker will discuss his field research on the Maisin people of Papua New Guinea, a socio-linguistic group of around 3,000 people living in Oro Province on the northeast coast of the country. Read more

2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Now Open

October 17, 2019

Full applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition. The deadline for applications is 5pm on November 12, 2019. (Research teams needed to submit a short Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply by  September 23rd, 2019.) More information available here.

Term 1 2019-2020 Colloquium


The Department of Anthropology’s Colloquium Series brings in exciting and engaging guest speakers whose lectures span all the sub-disciplines of Anthropology and Archaelogy. The Colloquium Series runs throughout the academic year. Please view of event poster here.

Anthropology Talk Series: Dr. Tracey Heatherington

October 16, 2019

The UBC Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to present the Anthropology Talk Series Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am / Light reception will follow in ANSO Lounge ANSO 134 (UBC), Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC   “Seed Bombing the Anthropocene” As evidence mounts that […]

Remembering Professor Emeritus Kenelm Burridge

May 28, 2019

  The Department of Anthropology is saddened to report the passing of Kenelm Burridge on May 21 at age 97. Kenelm came to UBC in the late 1960s after a distinguished career in Australia, Malaysia, Iraq and Oxford. He was a major figure in the study of millenarianism and a pioneer in what has become […]

Remembering Professor Emeritus, Cyril S. Belshaw

December 10, 2018

The Department of Anthropology remembers Professor Emeritus, Cyril S. Belshaw who was acting head of the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology at UBC.

UBC Press ‘Memory’ book features members of our Department

October 9, 2018

From October 2018, Memory is available through UBC Press. Co-edited by UBC Anthropology faculty member Mark Turin, Philippe Tortell (Peter Wall Institute) and Margot Young (UBC Law), the collection has contributions from seven UBC Anthropology faculty and community members, including Wade Davis, Nicolla Levell, Andrew Martindale, Sara Shneiderman, Diana Marsh and Laura Osorio Sunnucks. Taking the 100th […]

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Public Scholars Initiative Cohort


Inaugurated in 2015, the UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) is designed to support UBC doctoral students as they strive for purposeful social contribution, produce new and creative forms of scholarship and dissertations, and explore diverse career pathways. Through the PSI, UBC seeks to assist PhD students as they rise to address complex challenges in new, […]

Q&A with Dr. Camilla Speller, new UBC Anthropology professor

October 2, 2018

Dr. Speller, we’re delighted to welcome you to the UBC Anthropology Department. Please can you share with us a little about your career and work to date?   I’m delighted to be at UBC, and really appreciate the Department’s warm welcome. I’m an archaeological scientist at heart, and my research explores how humans have shaped […]