AGE - Anthropology Graduates' Exchange

The UVic Anthropology Graduates' Exchange (AGE) is organized and run entirely by anthropology graduate students at the University of Victoria.

Our purpose is to create a community and sense of collegiality among graduate students, organize social and academic events for graduate students, advocate for student space, and ensure that graduate students are visible and heard as part of the department of anthropology.

As such, the AGE has several exciting initiatives for the 2021/2022 academic year including the resumption of pre-colloquium Monday coffee meetups, the continued production of our student-run peer-reviewed journal PlatForum, a new series of monthly idea exchanges, and more. While there are several graduate students participating in the planning and execution of these various activities, our efforts are coordinated through the AGE leader for the 2021/2022 year, Taylor Vollman. If you would like to lend your support to the execution of any of these initiatives, or have other ideas about how to meet the goals of the AGE, please contact her via anthtwo@uvic.ca, ATTN: Taylor Vollman.  

Additionally, the AGE selects ambassadors to represent the interests of anthropology graduate students to the Graduate Students Society (GSS) and department meetings, and a representative of the CUPE union. This year, we have yet to select a CUPE representative and are actively seeking someone to volunteer for this role. If you are interested, please contact the AGE leader.  

Other leadership positions in the AGE have been filled by the following volunteers (2021/22):

Department & GSS PhD Representative: Zonke Guddah

Department & GSS MA Representative: Rae Dias

Platforum Editors: Hannah Brown & Anu Lotay

CUPE Rep: Brayden Blacklock