Program list and descriptions

Anthropology ( Doctorate )

Our PhD program distinguishes itself from other anthropology PhD programs where the focus is on the traditional anthropological subfields of cultural and biological anthropology, and archaeology.

Our unique program aims to bring together faculty and doctoral students into research areas that transcend these traditional sub-disciplinary boundaries, and which are also of interest to the wider university community. The program is built around four broad research focus areas that cross cut traditional subfield boundaries:

  • Inequality, culture, health
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Visual anthropology and technology

Entrance requirements

Prerequisite Minimum standing

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application deadlines

Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 31 January 31

Exams and other requirements

  • Recent sample of written work
  • Statement of intent
  • For details, please consult the Anthropology website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Graduate Secretary/Reception Jindra Belanger 250-721-7047 COR B228
Department Secretary Cathy Rzeplinski 250-721-7046 COR B228
Chair Ann Stahl 250-721-7057 COR B246b
FAX 250-721-6215


Registration/ Co-Undergraduate Advisor Becky Wigen 250-721-7053 COR B219
Undergraduate Advisor Helen Kurki 250-721-7045 COR B211a
Honours Advisor Daromir Rudnyckyj 250-721-6273 COR B208
Graduate Advisor April Nowell 250-721-7054 COR B340

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