Currents in Anthropology

Information for next year's conference will be posted in Fall 2018.

How to find your way to the conference.

Guidelines for Effective Presentations – poster & podium

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!

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

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

2016 Currents in Anthropology Conference

The Department of Anthropology hosted its 4th Annual Currents in Anthropology Conference on Friday, April 6th, 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!