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Stone Age classroom

July 21, 2017

A group of 17 UVic anthropology students went back to the Stone Age working with bone, shell, obsidian, stone and wood to make hand tools and spear-like weapons that are thrown with a spear thrower, known as the atlatl.

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Students connect with Australian Aboriginal community on Indigenous exchange

April 13, 2017

Jackson McDermott and Tami Schiefelbein had no lack of support before leaving on their work exchange to Newcastle, Australia, last fall. The two Indigenous students received $6,000 from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program for young global leaders, had a team of co-op staff to assist with travel logistics, and attended cultural competency classes to prepare themselves for three-and-a-half months of working at the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle.

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