Anthropology: the diversity of human life
Anthropology transcends conventional academic boundaries between the sciences and the humanities. Our integrated approach bridges anthropology's traditional sub-fields—combining archaeology, cultural and biological anthropology to approach familiar topics from new, collaborative perspectives.
With us, you'll find a hands-on education that connects with your interests and expands your horizons. Our connection with local communities, world-class laboratory facilities, local and international field schools, and our campus full of green spaces create a learning environment like no other.
We're at the heart of a vibrant Pacific Rim, rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, that will inspire your personal discovery and growth. Located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, the Department of Anthropology respectfully acknowledges their primacy on the land.
Our research and teaching make an impact every day, exploring themes including: inequality, culture and health; evolution and ecology; Indigenous peoples; and visual anthropology.
Curious about our shared evolutionary past? Interested in how past human cultures helped shape the present?
Find your edge with UVic's Department of Anthropology