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

Winter 2019 events will be posted here!


Past Events

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation present

Symposium on the Importance of Indigenous Education in Ontario Classrooms

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Friday, December 7, 2018 at the University of Toronto Mississauga Instructional Building (IB)

Keynote speakers: 

  • Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
  • Justice Harry LaForme, Ontario Court of Appeal

Save the dateThe symposium on “The Importance of Indigenous Education in Ontario Classrooms” engages different stakeholders in public education to discuss the integration of Indigenous content and methodologies into the current Ontario educational curriculum. The symposium will bring together the University of Toronto faculty and students with TRC experts (Senator Sinclair, Justice LaForme), the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation community, secondary school and adult education teachers, and scholars in Indigenous pedagogy and research.


UTMAS presents

Indiana Jones' hat and whip on beige background

Board Game and Movie Night

Friday, November 30 from 4pm to 8:30pm in IB270

Calling all archaeology and adventure enthusiasts! Take a break from your studies and enjoy a free Friday night movie!  

UTMAS will be screening Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg's classic 1981 adventure film featuring a daring archaeology professor!

Popcorn and games provided!

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UTMAS presents

Anthropology Graduate School Information Session at UTM

Monday, November 26th from 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: DV2045 Teaching Lab (enter through DV2047V)


Are you thinking about pursuing graduate studies in Anthropology? Don't miss out on this informative session featuring Anthropology graduate faculty members!

Graduate faculty members speaking at this session:

Online grad school resources:

If you have any questions about the Graduate School Information Session, please email


The American Anthropological Association presents

Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

AAA logoNovember 14-19, 2018
San Jose, California

This year's theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination.

UTM Anthropology faculty presenting at the meeting:

Firat Bozcali

  • Making of Law and Order: Documents, Experts, and Reporting
  • Pursuing Wellness in the Global African City 
  • Material Pasts and Imagining Otherwise: Affective Engagement with Urban Housing 
  • Governing authoritarian neoliberalisms: politics and policy 

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


The Ontario Archaeological Society presents

OAS logoAnnual Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society

November 9-11, 2018
Chatham, Ontario

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the OAS Annual Meeting web page.



The Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology presents

CAPA logo

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists

October 31 - November 3, 2018
London, Ontario

UTM Anthropology Faculty presenting at the meeting:

Sherry Fukuzawa

  • Students Reflect on the Relationship between Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • A Year in the Virtual Mystery Project: Current Results and a Multidisciplinary Future

Tracey Galloway

  • Developmental Origins of Disease: Biocultural and Evolutionary Insights from Working with Vulnerable Human and Non-Human Populations

Tracy Rogers

  • Evaluating the Morphological and Metric Sex of the Human Skull using 3D Technology

David Samson

  • Sleep Influences Cognitive Performance in Lemurs

Lauren Schroeder

  • Sexual Dimorphism and Population Variation of the Human Nasal Aperture in 27 Disparate Populations

Carolan Wood (Limited Term Lecturer)

  • Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice: Benefiting from the Wisdom of Social Learning and Narrative
  • Creating and Excavating a Cemetery: Experiential Learning for Advanced Bioarchaeology

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the CAPA Annual Meeting web page.


Visit Anthropology at UTM's Fall Campus Day Event

Instructional Centre

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11am to 4pm

Prospective students, parents, and teachers: be sure to drop by the Anthropology table at the Instructional Centre building during the UTM Fall Campus Day event!

Registration is required for Fall Campus Day. Visit the UTM Fall Campus Day webpage for more details and registration information.


The Japanese Archaeological Association presents

Japanese Archaeological Events

JAA logo

70th Anniversary of the Japanese Archaeological Association

October 20, 2018 at Shizuoka University in Japan

UTM Anthropology Faculty presenting at the meeting:

Gary Crawford will participate in the plenary session: Contextualizing the Yayoi period as a farming society in East Asia. His lecture title is "The Genesis of Early Farming in East Asia".

Professor Crawford will also participate in the Japan Archaeological Society English-Language Institute Editorial Committee Workshop on October 22, 2018 at Meiji University in Japan.


UTMAS presents

Friday Night Live at the ROM!

""Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7-11:30pm
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

  • Tickets are $14.00
  • This is a 19+ event.

Join UTMAS and fellow Anthropology students for the archaeology-themed Friday Night Live event at the Royal Ontario Museum!

Live music, food & drinks along with special exhibitions (such as the CRANE project for archaeology) and entry to the museum are offered!

For transportation, the shuttle buses are available (UTMAS members will be on a 5:35 shuttle).

For ticket inquiry, send an email to Follow UTMAS on Twitter for the latest announcements.


UTMAS presents

UTM Anthropology Society Fall Elections

UTMAS logoAttention Anthropology undergrads!

  • Are you interested in getting involved on campus?
  • Would you like to participate in events and gain valuable experience?
  • Join UTMAS for the 2018-19 year!

Election Timeline:

  • September 6-14: Nominations and advertising
  • September 14: All candidates meeting at 4pm in IB 377
  • September 15-21: Campaigning period
  • September 19-21: Voting period
  • September 24: Results announced

Positions available:

  • Vice-president
  • Events Coordinator
  • Communications Officer
  • 1st Year Representative
  • 2nd Year Representative
  • 3rd and 4th Year Representative

Questions are welcome!

Send an email to Follow UTMAS on Twitter for tabling announcements and locations.