University of British Columbia Okanagan

Using Community Resources in Creative University Class Assignments

This paper documents the outcomes of two very different class assignments, one in Historical Archaeology, the other in Applied Anthropology. In the former, students studied the historic site of the first mission in the central Okanagan BC, Canada with the objective of understanding the impact of European settlement on the local indigenous people. In the second assignment, students visited a First Nation reserve in the north Okanagan to learn firsthand about local socio-economic challenges ; they subsequently created business proposal s for the community.

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