Bone health influenced by fetal life and early care

Dr. Alison Macintosh: Influences on bone health

Alison Macintosh’s research found that maternal health can also shape a girl’s adult bone strength—with implications for fracture risk later in life.

UVic News
Place-based learning

Dr. Brian Thom: Place-based learning

Brian Thom has been working closely with Cowichan Tribes and School District 79 to develop an innovative, place-based curriculum at an ancient ancestral site in the Cowichan Valley.

Place-based learning
Emanu-El Synagogue Cemetery

Be a part of the change with hands-on learning

Students hone their skills during field courses like the one held at the Emanu-El Synagogue Cemetery.

Field schools
Female student in UVic's animal bone lab

Discover your edge

Explore one of UVic's many anthropology labs, like the comparative zooarchaelogy collection.

Undergraduate studies
Murray conducting research in Jordan

In the field

Grad student John Murray participated in a dig that discovered 250,000-year-old stone tools in Amman, Jordan.

Graduate studies
Leslie Butt sitting with Indonesian women

Research that matters

Dr. Leslie Butt's research looks at the impact of migration on skilled migrant women in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Our research

Discovery of 250,000-year-old tools

Dr. April Nowell led the UVic archaeology team that made a world-first discovery about the early use of stone age tools.

In the news

Studying human life

Anthropology transcends the boundaries between science and the humanities. Curious about our shared evolutionary past? Interested in how past human cultures helped shape the present?

With us, you'll study:

  • archaeology 
  • cultural anthropology
  • biological anthropology
  • visual anthropology and the anthropology of sound

We have connections with local communities, world-class lab facilities, and exciting field schools. At UVic, you have endless hands-on learning opportunities.

Territory acknowledgment
Located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, the Department of Anthropology respectfully acknowledges their primacy on the land.

Find your edge with UVic's Department of Anthropology