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2020-2021 Term Two Art History Sessional Lectureships

Oct 26th, 2020
We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers for 2020 Winter Term 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2021). In light of COVID-19, all Term 2 courses will be offered online and should be designed as such. Course delivery may be synchronous or asynchronous at the discretion of the instructor.   ARTH 226 (001) — Art, […]


Seeking Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Arts (tenure-stream)

Oct 15th, 2020
  We invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the field of historical and traditional Indigenous arts and cultural practices. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2021. The incumbent of the Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Arts will be at the […]


BMO 1st Prize Regional Winner for BC


Congratulations to recent graduate David Ezra Wang (BFA 2019) who is the regional winner (BC) of the BMO 1st Art Prize with his work Practicum (video, audio, 7 minutes 51 seconds). Each regional winner received $7,500. Each year, BMO 1st Art! invites deans and instructors from 110 undergraduate art programs across Canada to nominate three […]


Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship


Congratulations to recent graduate Jay Pahre (MFA 2019) who has been awarded the Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been endowed by the President’s Fund to honour the memory of Helen Mary Emily Belkin. The scholarship is offered to a fine arts student on the recommendation of the Department and the Morris and Helen […]


2020 Audain Travel Award


Congratulations to AHVA MFA candidate Xan Shian. The recipient of the 2020 Audain Travel Award. This $7,500 award, established in 2019, by the Audain Foundation, provides five full-time Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts students in B.C. an opportunity to travel to view and study art. Xan will be using the award […]


Seeking Assistant Professor in Visual Art, Print Media (tenure-track)

Sep 17th, 2020
We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in visual art at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2021. The department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice in print media, at the intersection of traditional and experimental print, historical photo contact, and digital processes, […]


Seeking Director/Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Aug 25th, 2020
The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director/Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment concurrent with the directorship; the latter appointment is expected to be […]


Professor Dana Claxton Awarded 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award

Jun 24th, 2020
Lasso (2018) Dana Claxton, current AHVA Associate Professor and Department Head, has won the 10th annual Scotiabank Photography Award. She will receive a $50,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition during the 2021 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of her work will be published and distributed worldwide by renowned art book publisher, Steidl. The […]


Department Statement on Black Lives Matter

Jun 12th, 2020
June 12, 2020 To Our Students, Alumni, Colleagues, and Community: The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory unequivocally supports Black Lives Matter and Black activists across Turtle Island and around the world who have led and catalyzed the movement to address and eliminate ongoing state, institutional, and police anti-Black violence and racism. We […]


Department COVID-19 Update: March 31

Mar 31st, 2020
Hello Everyone, As we move forward together as an online community, I wanted to update everyone on the status of some key projects. The BFA/BA graduating exhibition, Errance, is going online and course instructor Phil McCrum, students, and staff are working their magic to make a meaningful show for all to see! A printed exhibition […]