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.
We are most proud to announce that Douglas Stenton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was among the 125 appointees to the Order of Canada on December 29th, 2017, cited “for his enduring contributions to the preservation of Canada’s northern heritage".
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.