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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Anthropology Graduate Student earns his PhD

Thomas Siek Profile Pic

Congratulations to 2014 Public Issues Anthropology Masters graduate Thomas Siek on recently completing his PhD through the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Convocation 2019

Faculty of Arts Convocation Cake

The Faculty of Arts convocation occurred on June 12. See some highlights and pictures.

Monday, May 27, 2019

2019 Arts Convocation Awards Winners

Congratulations to Honours Anthropology student Kristin So, who will receive the Faculty of Arts award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Anthropology at June convocation!

Congratulations also go to Honours Anthropology student Caitlin Brast, who will receive the same award for her outstanding work in Classical Studies!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graduate student, Panchala Weerasinghe, was awarded a Travel Bursary

Panchala at work

Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece.  Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

In Memory of Dorothy Ellen Ayers Counts

The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most distinguished and productive retired members, Dorothy Counts. The following obituary nicely captures what an extraordinary life she lived:

Dorothy Ellen Ayers Counts
08 January 1937 – 27 October 2018

Dorothy came into this world on 08 January 1937 in San Antonio, Texas, and departed on 27 October 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s. She made the transition easily and peacefully surrounded by the love of her family.

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