Michael Asch
Michael I. Asch
EducationB.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. Columbia University
Parent(s)Moses Asch
FamilySholem Asch (grandfather)

Michael I. Asch is an anthropologist and ethnomusicologist in Canada.[1] His work includes study of the treaty relations with tribal peoples. He works at the University of Victoria.[2] Asch is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


Earlier in his career, Asch was the anthropology department chair at the University of Alberta. He received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was involved in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry in the 1970s and in the Dene's negotiations with the Federal Government in the 1980s. He was an anthropologist advisor with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in the 1990s. He has also been involved in the study of intellectual property issues.[3]

Personal life

Sholem Asch is his grandfather and Moses Asch his father.[4]



  1. ^ Gadacz, René R. "Michael I. Asch". thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Michael Asch, anthropology - University of Victoria". UVic.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "IPinCH PROFILE — Anthropologist Michael Asch". Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Oration honouring Dr. Michael Asch". www.mun.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Manitoba History: Review: Michael Asch, On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada". www.mhs.mb.ca.