Community involvement

Community involvement

Anthropology members are involved

Our department's faculty and student researchers work with both local and international communities.

Local involvement

Locally, department members are working with communities in Victoria concerned with health and well being for people affected by HIV/AIDS. They're also working with homeless community members and their advocates to find solutions to problems associated with lack of affordable housing and social services.

Regional involvement

Regionally, faculty and student researchers work with contemporary First Nations communities in the South Okanagan to document their community's history through children's art, to the north coast in Haida Gwaii, where researchers are trying to understand the lives of Haida ancestors 10,000 years ago.

International involvement

Internationally our faculty and students are working with communities in Ghana and the Philippines to document and understand how processes of colonialism and globalization are affecting the lives of people today.