Noel Dyck

Professor Emeritus / Social Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology


Dr. Noel Dyck, Professor of Social Anthropology, was educated at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manchester. His career project has been to explore the social construction and political articulation of contemporary life through the lens of ethnographic inquiry. Recently his research has focused upon the anthropology of sport, childhood, movement, and urban life. But he has also written extensively about relations between Aboriginal peoples and governments. A former President of the Canadian Anthropology Society, he remains actively engaged in teaching, supervising and conducting ethnographic research.


PhD (Anthropology), University of Manchester
MA (History), University of Saskatchewan
BA (Honours in History), University of Saskatchewan

Areas of Interest

Social and urban anthropology; sport, childhood, and systems of administrative tutelage.

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Awards & Funding

  • Winner of The Weaver-Tremblay Award in Canadian Applied Anthropology in 2019, bestowed by the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) 
  • SSHRC, "Coming of Age in an Era of Globalization: Achieving Cultural Distinction through Student Travel Abroad."
    Co-Investigator with Dr. Vered Amit, Anthropology, Concordia University, 2004-2007
  • SSHRC, "In the Shadow of the Games: An Anthropological Study of Child and Youth Sports in an Olympic City."
    Principal Investigator, 2008-2011
  • SSHRC Insight Research Grant, “Gearing Down: An Anthropological Study of Changing Mobility Patterns Among Previously Peripatetic Professionals”.
    Co-Investigator with Dr. Vered Amit, Anthropology, Concordia University, 2018-2022