SoSc Grad Info Night, Nov 12

The Sociology Students’ Union is organizing a Social Sciences Graduate Information Night.

WHEN: November 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
WHERE: Building 355, Room 211 (the lounge), Nanaimo campus.

The event is multidisciplinary with faculty representation from SoSc departments.

Pizza will be available from 5:30 PM and participants will be seated for the event to begin at 6:00 PM. Introductions (5-minutes each) by various instructors will include mention of credentials, graduate and work experience, etc.

Anthropology Student Forum – April 14

ASC-VIU

WHERE:  VIU Cowichan. 2011 University Way, Duncan, BC. Lecture hall.
WHEN:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, on 14 April 2015.
WHAT:  VIU Anthropology students will be presenting on their work locally and internationally.
Special Guest: Chris Arnett, UBC PhD candidate, speaking on the issues around Grace Islet.

Refreshments provided by Cowichan Campus Student Affairs.

Admission is FREE!
Open to the all VIU Students, Faculty, and Staff* and the Public!

The forum is hosted by the Anthropology Student Club (ASC) and the Department of Anthropology. The forum gives student the chance to present on their field schools, internships, research projects they have participated in, plus more! Plus the Department of Anthropology will be presenting student awards.

Presentation sneak peek:

  • Katriona S. Auerbach will be discussing her time spent working at Omaere Ethnobotanical Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this internship she worked closely with Shuar Indigenous groups and learned much about both the Shuar and Waorani cultures with an emphasis on their practical, medicinal and spiritual use of plants.
  • Vic did an internship at Cowichan Women Against Violence Society, and will be talking about working with vulnerable populations, the importance of volunteerism, and the relevance of feedback.

For more information, contact the ASC at asc.viu@gmail.com

*Students, faculty and staff may contact the ASC about carpooling.

Traditional Pitcook, North Saanich, Sep 21

Hopefully a number of you can attend, this pitcook looks like it will be an amazing opportunity.
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Please come out to what we hope will be the First Annual Traditional Foods Pitcook at the North Saanich Farm Market on Saturday, September 21.  We’re very proud of our little market and for the first time we will be showcasing local traditional foods and traditional food cooking methods.  We acknowledge the traditional territory of the Tseycum First Nation where the market and this event are being held, and look forward to spending time with Chief Vern Jacks and others during this exciting initiative.

NSFM-Pitcook-2013

Here’s a little more detail on the activities:
Friday, Sept. 20: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  Pit #1 is assembled with venison (yes, local) and camas bulbs (courtesy of Swan Lake Native Plant Garden).  This will be a 16 hour pitcook.
Saturday, Sept. 21: 7:00 – 8:30 am
  Pit #2 is assembled with a selection of root veggies.  This will be a 4 hour pitcook.
Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (approx.), during the Farm Market
  Cordage-making Workshop (with Brenda Beckwith) and Storytelling (with John Bradley Williams, Tsawout).
  Also, over an open fire we will making bannock and Earl Claxton Jr. (Tsawout) will be cooking salmon, clams, and venison.
  And (yes, there’s more), during the Farm Market, Ken Josephson and others will host an interactive Community Mapping display and table.
Saturday: 12:00 am – 12:30 pm
  Opening the pits!  Farm Market ends.
Saturday: 12:30 am – 1:30 pm (approx.)
  Sampling foods and sharing in wild-crafted tea, all by donation. YUM!
We hope you can make it up to the tippy-top of the Peninsula on Saturday, Sept. 21 It’s really not that far!
Sincerely,
Brenda Beckwith & Penny Gibbs

Come meet Dave our new Bio Anth professor

Dave at Dmanisi

Come meet Dave, the newest addition to the Anthropology Department. Dave is a Biological Anthropologist and will be giving a talk on some of the work he has done and some of the new and exciting things happening in the world of Biological Anthropology.

Dave Excavating

  • Date:  Thu Sep 12, 2013
  • Time:  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Building or Location:  356
  • Room:  313
  • Email:  David.Hopwood@viu.ca