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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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In Memory of Dr. Thomas Abler

The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing on September 4, 2019, of Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Abler, at the age of 78.

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"

Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher, Adrienne Lo

Three happy researchers received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award to establish the University of Waterloo Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab). 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Götz Hoeppe wins the Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology

Goetz Hoeppe

Götz Hoeppe, Associate Professor of Anthropology, was awarded the 2017 Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology for his article “Working Data Together: The Accountability and Reflexivity of Digital Astronomical Practice”, which appeared in the journal Social Studies of Science.

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