With a strong reputation for collaborative research, UBC Anthropology is involved in a vast array of research projects and programs, including with various research units at UBC.
Major Recent Faculty Grants
Canada Foundation for Innovation, John R. Evans Leaders’ Fund (CFI-JELF)
- CEDaR: Community Engaged Documentation and Research Space, Prof. Rosenblum
- Dark Skies: New Media Art Installation, Prof. Levell
Canadian Foundation for Innovation/BC Knowledge Development Fund
- Establishing an Ancient DNA and Protein (ADαPT) facility at UBC, Prof. Speller
Kids Brain Health Network (National Centre of Excellence)
- Physical Activity Programs for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Their Families: Community Partnerships to Implement the New Physical Activity Coaching (New-PAC) Intervention, Prof. McKellin
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
- Implementing Physical Activity Programs in Communities for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Prof. McKellin
Natural Sciences and Energy Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- Mapping Long-term Patterns of Marine Biodiversity and Complexity through Biomolecular Analysis of Archaeological Archives, Dr. Speller
Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Following the Soy Supply Chains: The Infrastructure of the Argentine Soy Boom, Prof. Gordillo
- Contested Landscapes: The Social Complexity of Natural Gas Extraction in a Marine Protected Area in Tanzania, Prof. Kamat
- Cartographies of Deep Time: Explaining Tsimshian History through Archaeological, Environmental, and Oral Records, Prof. Martindale
- Understanding Chains of Production from the Mountains to the Sea, Prof. Menzies
- Taking Action on First Nations Language Priorities, Prof. Moore
- Women’s Activism Against Drug War Violence, Prof. Muehlmann
- Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Transformation, Prof. Shneiderman
- Paleoproteomics: A new frontier in the study of Indigenous plant use in the Americas, Prof. Speller
- Relational Lexicography: New Approaches to Community-Informed Dictionary Work, Prof. Turin
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Indigenous Internship Program, Prof. Rowley
Major Faculty Projects
Kaska Language Project
Ethnographic Film Unit
The Ethnographic Film Unit is an anthropological digital video production unit at UBC Vancouver. With a primary focus on film production and research, the unit draws upon the combined strengths of anthropologists, filmmakers, students, and community members.
Using the language of documentary video, the unit explores issues of environmentally and socially responsible resource use that prioritizes collaborative community-based practice.
These broadcast-quality videos are an active research tool and are used in high school and university classrooms, conferences, workshops, and film festivals.