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Caitlin Craig: Identifying Esquimalt Harbour's artifacts

Times Colonist: Dredging of Esquimalt Harbour turns up thousands of artifacts.After dredging the bottom of the Esquimalt Harbour, thousands of artifacts have been found in the sea-material. Some of the artifacts found include naval shipboard crests and memorabilia. Anthropology's undergraduate student, Caitlin Craig is cataloging and caring for the artifacts.

Congratulations Thea Monique Lamoureux on your successful MA defense

Congratulations Thea Monique Lamoureux on your successful MA defense. BA (University of Victoria, 2013) “Difficult and Deadly Deliveries?: Investigating the presence of an ‘obstetrical dilemma’ in Medieval England through examining health and its effects on the bony human pelvis” Department of Anthropology Thursday, April 18, 2019

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REACH Awards

April 16, 2018

This May, the second annual REACH Awards will celebrate UVic scientists, scholars and artists for their extraordinary contributions in research and teaching—from a field school in Cuba to a performance atop a glacier in BC's interior.

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A passion for bones

April 13, 2018

UVic's "bone lady" retires after more than 30 years of student and community engagement. For more than 30 years, Becky Wigen has built one of the largest and most extensive collections of animal skeletons in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sacred places

January 1, 2018

UVic anthropologist Brian Thom has long worked with Coast Salish First Nations and Parks Canada on cooperative management in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Recently, Thom saw an opportunity to more fully integrate Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices into co-management efforts.

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