Department of Anthropology
Genevieve von Petzinger, PhD student: 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Exploring the meaning behind the geometric symbols on cave walls launched the research career of UVic, PhD candidate in anthropology, Genevieve von Petzinger and won her recognition with a 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer award.
Art of Reconciliation: Dr. Andrea Walsh
Dr. Andrea Walsh and a UVIC team of students, faculty and staff, have worked in collaboration with Survivors from the Alberni Indian Residential School to repatriate paintings created at the school between 1958-1964 to their original creators, or their families. Photo: Hélène Cyr/UVic Torch Alumni Magazine
2015 Archaeology Field School student Carling Reid on Calvert Island, B.C.
2015 Archaeology Field School student Carling Reid crossing the intertidal zone on Calvert Island to get more sediment for screening.
Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum The new Vikings exhibit is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.
Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge This August over 100 people came together at UVic to share experiences with Indigenous mapping and learn new Google Earth tools. (Above: Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris has mentored youth in working with the UVic-led mapping project.) Photo: Chad Hipolito.
The Department of Anthropology at UVic offers
undergraduate and graduate training that is comprehensive, diverse, integrated, and innovative. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and to working collaboratively with diverse communities both locally and globally. Located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish and Straits Salish people, the Department of Anthropology respectfully acknowledges their primacy on the land.