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Garry Neill Kennedy (1935-2021)

Aug 12th, 2021
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Garry Neill Kennedy, one of Canada’s most prominent visual artists and educators. Kennedy began teaching printed matter in 1990, first at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) for over forty years, where he also served as president (1967-1990), and then in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory […]


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

Aug 11th, 2021
We invite applications for a tenure-track/stream appointment at the open rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the field of historical and traditional Indigenous arts and cultural practices. This position is open to any geographical areas and their specializations in a global context. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July […]


Seeking Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices


We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in the field of modern and contemporary Indigenous art and cultural practices. Scholars with any research specialization in First Nations/Indigenous North American art and cultural practices are welcome to apply. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July […]


2021-2022 Work Learn – Student Job Openings

Aug 4th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) has several paid Work Learn opportunities open to eligible UBC students this academic year. We invite applications from interested students who wish to complement their studies through contributions to the research and operation of AHVA. For more information and to apply please see the full […]


Welcome Lecturer Karice Mitchell

Jul 16th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is pleased to welcome Karice Mitchell to the department as a Lecturer with a focus on photography. She will be teaching the following courses in the upcoming 2021-2022 semester: VISA 240 001 — Photography VISA 241 001, 002 — Digital Photography VISA 340 002 — Intermediate […]


Welcome Assistant Professor Dan Starling

Jul 9th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is excited to announce that Dan Starling is joining the department as an Assistant Professor with a focus on Print Media. He will be teaching the following courses in the upcoming 2021-2022 semester: VISA 250 — Print Media VISA 350 — Intermediate Print Media I: Interdisciplinary […]


Flags at UBC lowered in memory of children buried at and near Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Jun 8th, 2021
Update as of June 24, 2021: The Canada flag (at Flag Pole Plaza) and the BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Life Building) are lowered until further notice, in memory of the children found buried at unmarked sites at and near the grounds of former Indian Residential Schools across the country. Please […]


Congratulations to Art History Honours Graduate Niklas Groschinski

Jun 2nd, 2021
Catching up with some of the achievements of our amazing undergraduate students! Niklas Groschinski completed his BA Honours in Art History in AHVA this spring and is entering the MA program in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History at the Warburg Institute in London this fall. In his time at UBC, Niklas has worked closely with Professor […]


AHVA Faculty and Alumni involved in Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo at the Vancouver Art Gallery

May 31st, 2021
    The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Jeneen Frei Njootli, UBC colleague Phanuel Antwi, and AHVA alumni Jenn Jackson and Grant Arnold on their newly co-curated exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They are among the five co-curators of this exhibition, which also includes the work of AHVA […]


New Book by Assistant Professor Erin Silver, Suzy Lake: Life & Work

May 7th, 2021
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Erin Silver on the release of her new book, Suzy Lake: Life & Work (Art Canada Institute). In this book, Silver examines Lake’s interests in issues of identity in relation to society, gender, and the universal experiences of power and authority, and the […]