about Brian Thom

I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. You can read about me on Wikipedia.

In 2021, I was named Provost's Engaged Scholar at UVic in recognition of my community-engaged research.

In May 2022 I was honoured with the Leadership Victoria award for Extending Reconcilation.

I am on several social media channels (below), though Facebook is mainly for family and friends.

My wife Karen Fediuk is an award-winning researcher who works on Indigenous food systems (www.karenfediuk.ca). We are parents of two fine young men.

I have played D&D since the late 70s, and ran a long-time campaign [blog] now in hiatus. I look forward to playing again...

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