All Department of Anthropology and UTMAS events are positive spaces and inclusive of everyone.

Upcoming Events

UTM Anthropology Society presents

Meet & Greet with Anthropology Faculty - Speed Dating Style!

UTMAS Faculty Meet & Greet

Confirmed date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 3-5 pm in Spigel Hall, Davis Building (down the hall from the Bookstore)

Would you like to get to know more about your Anthropology professors? Get ready for the first UTMAS event of the year, including:

  • 30 minutes of "speed dating " (each conversation lasts 2-5 minutes) – students can learn more about faculty research, travels, and general interests
  • an hour of general mingling and casual conversation
  • light refreshments will be provided at the event

No registration required; this is a drop-in event!


UTM Anthropology Society presents

UTM Anthropology Society Executive Elections

UTMAS electionsUTMAS is holding elections for several executive positions in the society. The campaign period lasts until September 19, 2017.

Voting information:

All full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in Anthropology (specialist, major and/or minor) programs or the Forensic Anthropology specialist program are automatically members of UTMAS and are eligible to vote in the society's elections.

Log in to U-elecT to vote from September 20-23! Results will be announced on the UTMAS website.


The Department Anthropology, University of Toronto Anthropology Colloquium Series presents

From the Dog Days to the Rez: A Piikani Archaeologist Searches for the Roots of his Culture

Eldon Yellowhorn, BA, BSc (University of Calgary); MA (Simon Fraser University); PhD (McGill University)
Dept. of Archaeology and the Dept of First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University

Friday, Sept 22, 2-4 pm, AP 246, 19 Russell St., Toronto

Professor Eldon YellowhornAbstract: Studying Piikani culture, which is one branch of Niitsitapi (Blackfoot people), has been my main focus since my early days in graduate school. I was always motivated by wanting to learn more about the continuum of Piikani history beginning in the Dog Days, then the Horse Days, the end of the Buffalo Days and the onset of the reserve days. Advancing the goals of my historical archaeology research means triangulating the data from archival, oral history and material culture sources to gain insights about the early reserve days after 1880. Through the course of my career I have also examined Blackfoot oral narratives to better understand their archaeological manifestations. Having done so I can now apply absolute dates to some Blackfoot myths and I can organize them in chronological order. The goal of my research is to construct a new Blackfoot history since ancient times.

RSVP online


The American Anthropological Association presents

2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

AAA logoWednesday, November 29 - Sunday, December 3
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on why Anthropology Matters! 

UTM Anthropology faculty presenting at the 2017 conference:

Professor Jack Sidnell:

  • Agency, recruitment and sovereign power: Ejecting protestors at Trump campaign rallies
  • Language in the Era of Donald Trump
  • Kenya's new missionaries. Yoga and wellbeing as development
  • Of Bodily and Anthropological Matters: Self-Improvement in the Age of Wellness

James Stinson, Sessional Lecturer (Winter 2018):

  • Seeing Like a Geek: Parks Canada, Google Trekker, and the Ambivalence of Nature 2.0

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the AAA Annual Meeting website.


Past Events

UTM Anthropology Society Executive Elections: Interested in applying as a candidate?

UTMAS electionsUTMAS is holding elections for several executive positions in the society. The deadline to apply is this Saturday, September 16th at 5pm!

All positions are CCR approved, provide you with good experience and stronger connections with those in the field of anthropology!

Candidate eligibility:

Candidates must either be in an anthropology subject POST or have the intentions to be (only applies for first-year students), no experience required.

How to Apply as a Candidate:

Send the following information to by 5pm this Saturday, Sept. 16th:

  • your name, year of study, and subject POST
  • the position(s) you are interested in running for
  • a brief statement (100 words) indicating why you are interested/eligible for the positions(s)

Positions Available:

  1. Events Coordinator- responsible for the logistical bookings and arrangements for events (not responsible for planning all events)
  2. Communications Officer- responsible for all paths of communication with the general UTM student body through email and social media
  3. Treasurer/ Secretary- responsible for recording all meetings, budgeting (with president and vice-president), payments and year end audits
  4. Year Reps (1 first year, 1 second year and 2 third/ fourth year)- responsible as the liaison between the society and the students they represent, updating both the students and the society on events and any foreseen issues 

NOTE: All executive members are expected to attend the majority of weekly/biweekly meetings (time and date to be decided based on availability) and hold regular office hours. Each member is responsible for planning and executing one event through the year.


2016-17 Events

View 2016-17 Events on our Events Archive page.