There is a large interest in graduate level study in Anthropology. In keeping with UNBC's innovative approaches to academic study, Anthropology offers post-graduate studies via the interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree (IDIS) and through registration in individual 600 level ANTH courses.
Students interested in pursuing this path should consult with an appropriate member of the faculty in the program, who would potentially serve as the student's supervisor. This consultation would establish the appropriateness of this route given the student's career objectives and research interests.
Details regarding admission procedures, deadlines and other pertinent information can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Programs.
An applicant may undertake an IDIS program only under the following conditions:
- the applicant's proposed course of study cannot be pursued within an existing degree;
- the applicant has a well-conceived idea of the courses needed for a program of study and or a thesis topic that the applicant wishes to pursue
The guidelines for the IDIS MA program require that:
- the proposed subject of study (i.e. the thesis topic) be interdisciplinary in scope, drawing on at least two of the University's academic programs;
- the student take a minimum of 5 courses, not all, or all but one, course may be taken from one Program;
- the student submit a proposal conditional to acceptance into the program, and this demonstrates that study of the topic can only be achieved through a multi-disciplinary approach.
NOTE: It is recommended that students wishing to enter the Interdisciplinary Studies program contact the Dean of Graduate Programs to discuss their proposed program of study
Bachelor of Arts Anthropology (Grant MacEwan University)
Supervisor: Dr. Farid Rahemtulla
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ted Binnema
Stone tool technology
Fish weir technology
Central Interior British Columbia Archaeology Identity
Courtney is currently in his first year of his Interdisciplinary Master’s program, with a focus on pre-contact stone tool use in the region of Babine Lake. He graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with an Anthropology major and History minor in 2017. He had also acted as President of the MacEwan Anthropology Students’ Society from September 2015 until April 2017. During his undergraduate degree, Courtney had worked as a paid research assistant to both Dr. Prince and Dr. Boag. He had also volunteered under Bob Dawe at the Royal Alberta Museum, where he helped add important information to Dawe’s national database of quarry locations. In addition, Courtney had participated with an excavation on the Nadleh Whut’en reserve in 2015, and had volunteered to help excavate the Mill Creek Ravine site in 2016.
Courtney is interested in the manufacture and use of stone tool technology in the north-central interior of British Columbia. He is also interested in fish weir technology and pre-contact diaspora.
Courtney’s thesis topic is focused on the pre-contact stone tool use at Nilkitkwa Lake, Babine Lake and the Babine River. It will involve the analysis of stone tools found on Smokehouse Island, and will incorporate the oral histories of the Babine, historical documents, and residue analysis.
BSc Chemistry and Anthropology (UNBC)
Dr. Michel Bouchard
19th Century First Nations cultural attributes as described by Roman Catholic Oblate Missionaries