Beyond the Cap and Gown



An exhibit curated by the students of ANTH 431/518 “Museum Methods”.

Now on at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Floor 2.

This student-produced exhibition considers UBC student clothing, the contexts in which students dress, and their diverse self-expressions.

We explore UBC student clothing through a range of themes. We look at:

  • The history of the UBC logo and the Thunderbird mascot
  • How students express individual and group identities through clothing
  • The ways students display identity through club membership
  • The changing demographics of the student body and how nationality affects student clothing

We hope this exhibition provokes you to think about how your clothing represents you.

Read our exhibit’s digital catalogue here:


Listen below for interviews with 20 UBC students about their opinions on clothing and identity:


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