Currents in Anthropology

Thank you & congratulations to all the student for your amazing work.

Thank you to the emcees Seema Prasad and Tristan Cyr. You both did a wonderful job.

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

The Department of Anthropology held its 5th Annual Currents in Anthropology Conference on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Thank you to the emcees Seema Prasad and Tristan Cyr. You both did a wonderful job.

Congratulations to our Currents in Anthropology 2019 conference winners,

WINNERS

Podium Award Winners:

  • Undergraduate non-honours: Caitlyn Craig: A Taphonomic Approach to the Study of Heat Treating Ostrich Eggshell Beads from the 11,500 year old site Grassridge (South Africa).
  • Undergraduate honours: Adele Bibault: Lost and Found: Reclamation and Exhibition of Childhood Artwork from Residential Schools and What it Means to Survivors.
  • Graduate: Anureet Lotay: #Iam1in4: Social Media and Pregnancy Loss Stigma

Poster Award winners:

  • Undergraduate: Mikaila Hogan, Micaela Twaddle, Haileigh Hay: Monument Analysis of Pioneer Families of Metchosin
  • Graduate: Jack Baker: “Remote of Sensing Lhuq’us”: mapping Hul’q’umi’num’ culturally important seaweeds

People’s Choice Award winner:

  • Emily Thiessen: The Duck Pond: Exploring Comics Ethnography 

HONOURABLE MENTION

Podium Honourable mention:

  • Emily Thiessen: The Duck Pond: Exploring Comics Ethnography

Poster Honourable mention:

  • Nicole Achtymichuk: Toward a Potential Model for Locating Clam Gardens on the Northwest Coast

Thank you & congratulations to all of you on all your amazing work.

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As in previous years, this conference featured a special session for the Honours presentations and celebrated the research and academic excellence of our students. Podium and poster presentations  highlighted the research activities of both our Undergraduate and Graduate Students. 

The  keynote address was by an Anthropology's alumnus: Mr. Bradley Clements, MA.

During both of his degrees at UVic (BA in Anthropology and Applied Ethics, MA in Visual and Material Anthropology), Bradley Clements conducted research with Survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School and museum professionals working in the Alberni Valley Museum and Canadian Museum of History.  This research was aimed to better understand experiences of working together to represent the history and experiences of Canada’s residential schools, and to improve museum practices of relating with source communities.  During, between, and since his studies at UVic, Bradley has worked and volunteered with various museums, galleries, and collections, primarily the UVic Legacy Art Galleries, where he has conducted curation, collections research, and programming and community engagement.

Conference Program

Conference poster

Podium Presentation Schedule (Cornett B235)

Poster Presentations (Cornett B250) - revised

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please email Jindra at anthtwo@uvic.ca

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

Come out and see your fellow students’ research – come for a talk or two, browse the posters, or stay all day

The Department of Anthropology hosted its 4th Annual Currents in Anthropology Conference on Thursday, April , 2018. It was a celebration of the research and academic excellence of our students. Podium and poster presentations will highlight the research activities of our Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

The day included a keynote address by an Anthropology's alumna Dr. Genevieve Hill, Anthropology Collections Manager and Researcher, Royal BC Museum

Podium Presentations: COR B235: 10:15 - 3:15

Poster Presentations:  COR B250: 10:00 – 3:30

Complete Conference Program

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

Thank you to all who helped make it a success. 

Keynote Address: Jude Isabella, B.A. (Rhode Island), M.A. (UVic)

Jude Isabella completed her interdisciplinary MA in Anthropology and Writing at UVic in 2013. She is a writer with a particular focus on science, health and the environment. Salmon; A Scientific Memoir (published 2014), based on her MA research, chronicles the 4 years she spent with scientists studying British Columbia’s coastal ecosystem. Currently the Editor in Chief of Hakai Magazine, Jude was the managing editor of YES Mag, a Canadian science magazine for kids for over a decade.  As a freelancer, she has written for numerous publications including Archaeology Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, WILD, Nautilus, New Scientist, BC Magazine, Reader's Digest, BBC Wildlife, Loh Down on Science, Blue Ridge Press, and The Tyee. Jude also writes science books for children, including Chit Chat, Celebrating the World's Languages and Fantastic Feats and Failures, which won the American Institute of Physics award for writing in the children’s category.

2017 Currents Program

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

 

Our Keynote speaker, Jennifer Schine, will talk about how Anthropology contributes to her career. Jennifer is a sound artist, broadcaster, and researcher whose work explores the oral histories and soundscapes of coastal British Columbia. She has experience working as an ethnographer with communities from Cape Town to New York City and throughout Canada. Passionate about public engagement and collaborative projects, Jennifer has extended her academic work into film, radio, electroacoustic composition, and art installations. These have been exhibited and broadcast widely, receiving national and international acclaim. As an educator, Jennifer teaches courses and leads workshops in both the city and the wilderness. She holds an MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. Currently Jennifer works as a Research Coordinator at The Firelight Group, where she supports community-based projects across Canada. In her spare time Jenni likes to hang out around boats, and she currently serves on the board of Salmon Coast Field Station, in the Broughton Archipelago, BC

2016 Currents Program

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

 

Our Keynote speaker, Rachel Holmes, will talk about how Anthropology contributes to her career. Rachel completed an Honours BA (Political Science) at the University of Victoria, followed by an Interdisciplinary MA in Anthropology and Political Science at UVic in 2005. She has recently been appointed as the Executive Director of Intergovernmental and Community Relations, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

2015 Currents Program

Thank you to the sponsors – the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Conference Fund.

Thank you to the Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) for all their assistance!

Come out and see your fellow students’ research – come for a talk or two, browse the posters, or stay all day!