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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events will be posted here.

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Congratulations to UTMAS on receiving a Dean's Choice Award for academic student societies in 2021!

UTMAS hosted and participated in over 20 events and initiatives in the 2020-21 academic year! The dedication and professionalism of the team led to UTMAS being awarded a UTM Dean's Choice Award for academic student societies. A big congratulations to UTMAS on an incredibly successful year!

Please take a moment to read the UTMAS end of year blog post for a message from the executive to the UTM Anthropology community as this academic year comes to an end.

Past Events

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) present

Anthropology Undergraduate Student Panel from 6-7pm on April 29 at UTM's Virtual Spring Showcase

DNA strand, students at archaeology dig, koala sleeping in tree, virus particleDrop by our virtual booth on Thursday, April 29 from 6-8pm (via Zoom)

All Virtual Spring Showcase attendees are welcome to attend!

The panel will take place between 6-7, and there will be an opportunity to ask any other questions between 7-8.

Are you planning for your first year of studies at UTM? Drop by the Anthropology booth to learn more about the undergraduate student experience in our Arts and Science programs! We hope to see you there!


Register for Virtual Spring Showcase


The Office of the Vice Principal, Research, and the University of Toronto Mississauga Library present:

Annual Celebration of Books at UTM

various book covers by UTM Anthropology authorsWednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1-3pm via Zoom

The University of Toronto Mississauga community is invited to participate in the annual Celebration of Books. Books by UTM anthropologists Sarah Hillewaert, Stephen Scharper, and Andrew Gilbert are included in this year's celebration.

Visit the UTM Library website for more information about participating authors and books.


Register via Zoom

Faculty, librarians, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students are all welcome.


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

UTMAS Art Competition

coloured pencil crayonsVisit the UTMAS website for more information on how to participate, and for the link to two artwork tutorials

This is a great opportunity for students to destress from exams and studying! Encourage your friends to participate!

Prizes: Three $20 Amazon gift cards. UTMAS will hold a poll on Instagram to decide the winners.


The deadline to submit is Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. Please submit your artwork to the UTMAS Instagram or to their email at

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Virtual Paint Night for Students!

Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5-6pm via Zoom

paint suppliesJoin UTMAS for a Virtual Paint Night! Explore your creativity and celebrate the end of the term in a pressure-free zone!


Supplies will be provided if needed. If you would like to request supplies, please complete the online request form by March 18, 2021.

How to participate

Participate in this event and other UTMAS events by visiting the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


UTMAS Executive Elections for 2021-22

illustration of person placing paper ballot in voting boxThe UTMAS executive election period is coming up! Visit the UTMAS page on the Department of Anthropology website for details on nominations, meeting dates, and voting period dates.


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Hot Topics in Anthropology: a Mini Lecture Series

March 17 - 19, 2021 via Zoom

icons of person talking, clipboard with graph, group of people, and a trowelJoin UTMAS and Anthropology faculty for Hot Topics mini lectures where you can learn more about the subfields of anthropology.


A 20.00 gift card raffle will be drawn per lecture! Anyone who attends 3 out of 5 lectures will be entered into a $100.00 gift card raffle!

Mini Lecture Topic Schedule


Register via the UTMAS Zoom registration page.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) in collaboration with the UTM Career Centre presents

Build that CV: A CV Writing Workshop!

Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12 noon to 1pm EST via Zoom

CV workshop over girl writing beside laptopCareer Center staff will go over tips on how to build and write your curriculum vitae (CV), as well as the differences between a CV and a professional resume.

Join us for this hour-long session!


Register for this event and other UTMAS events at the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Snail Mail by UTMAS!

illustration of paper airplane against blue skyAre you a UTM Anthropology student who wants to make new friends? Connect to your peers in a new way? Join Snail Mail, the new pen-pal exchange program organized by the UTM Anthropology Society.

How it works:

Each pen-pal will be mailed 2 envelopes, and 2 stamps to get started on your snail mail exchanges. At the end of the month UTMAS will hold a meet and greet for all of the pen pals! Please note students must be living in Canada and must use their University of Toronto email address to register for this program.


Register for this event and other UTMAS events at the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Professional and Academic Writing Workshop with Prof. Andrew Gilbert

illustration of desk and chair with window, plants, bookshelf, calendar and photo frameThursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST via Zoom

Join UTMAS in a writing workshop with Dr. Andrew Gilbert.

  • Come out and learn some good strategies for effective professional and academic writing.
  • Learn insights into what makes for compelling writing for the public.
  • Regardless of your writing experience this workshop will be helpful for you!



Register for this event and other UTMAS events at the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


UTM Graduate Student 2021 Professional Development Conference

February 17 & 18, 2021 via Zoom

Learn more and register on the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre website.

decorative imageAttention graduate students: do you want to enhance your transferable skills, build your professional development, and learn skills that will give you an edge in the job market? Attend this online conference and you can also earn GPS credits for the workshops you participate in!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Games Destressor Event

destressor event on pink abstract backgroundMonday, February 15, 2021
12 noon to 1:30pm EST via Zoom

Anthropology students: do you need to destress and have some fun before reading week? Join UTMAS and put your problem-solving skills to the test at their online destressor event!

Gift card prizes available!



Register for this event and other UTMAS events at the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!



The UTM Alumni Office and UTMAS present a panel featuring Anthropology alumni guests

Thursday, February 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST via Zoom

Careers in Law & Regulatory Affairs

two people looking at a computer screenUTM Anthropology students and recent alumni are invited to an informative panel discussion around careers in Law and Regulatory Affairs. Hear from UTM Anthropology alumni about their career paths, how their U of T degrees helped contribute to their success, and their advice to students who are thinking about next steps post-graduation.

Featuring Anthropology alumni panelists:

Caitlin Pakosh - HBSc '08 (Forensic Anthropology) UTM; JD '11 University of Calgary
Assistant Crown Attorney, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Chantal MacDonald - HBSc '09 (Anthropology, Biology) UTM; Certificate '10 (Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Control) Seneca College 
Manager, Canadian Regulatory Affairs, ICON Life Sciences Canada Inc.



Student Life at the University of Toronto presents

Christianity and the Environment

Christianity and the environment over night sky with stars and snow-covered mountainsThursday, February 4, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom

Explore the connection between Christianity and the Environment with Professor Steven Scharper of the UTM Anthropology department, as he discusses scripture and practice in the Christian tradition and their relevance to the modern climate crisis. 

Please regsiter for this event by February 4 at 7:00pm:


U of T Campus Blood Drive Battle: Challenge for Blood Donors!

When: during the month of February 2021

illustration of three individuals with a blood dropCanadian Blood Services will be holding a challenge to see which U of T campus can bring in the most blood donations during the month of February!

UTM students, faculty, staff, friends and family can register to the PFL ID  # UNIV1005767, and then your donation will be counted towards UTM's total donations.

Book your donation at your local centre now at

View the U of T tri-campus "Blood Battle" poster (PDF)


The London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society presents:

illustration of laptop with the word online on screenLet's Start with Something Small: An evaluation of social learning and scaling practices in Great Lakes potting communities during the Late Woodland

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM via Zoom

Dr. Steven Dorland will give a talk on his efforts to understand how Huron/Wendat and other Iroquoian Late Woodland potters learned their craft.

View event poster (PDF)


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Anthropology trivia night on illustration of dark blue sky with yellow starsAnthropology Trivia Night!

Thursday, December 3 from 6-7 pm via Zoom

The UTM Anthropology Society is having one last online event for the term! Come out for a fun de-stressor event and meet the execs!

  • Need a break from studying before final exams?
  • Test your knowledge to try and win one of several gift card prizes!


Register for this event and other UTMAS events at the UTMAS registration site.

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Graduate School Information Session for Anthropology students

Friday, November 27, 2020 from 1-3 pm via Zoom

illustration of a graduation cap on top of a laptop computerAre you considering pursing a masters/PhD, want to learn more about grad school?

Join UTM Faculty in learning more about graduate schools, the application process and much more! Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Esteban Parra
  • Dr. Lauren Schroeder
  • Dr. Zoe H. Wool
  • Dr. Andrew Gilbert
  • Dr. Steven Dorland


U of T-hosted Symposium at the Royal Society of Canada conference:

The Legacy of Insulin Discovery: Origins, Access, and Translation

November 26, 2020 from 1-6 pm EST

Insulin 100 logoUTM anthropologists Dr. Tracey Galloway (panelist) and Dr. Madeline Mant (moderator) will participate in this virutal symposium as part of the Royal Society of Canada’s Celebration of Excellence and Engagement (COEE) which will take place both virtually and in-person from November 23-29, 2020.

Free registration for U of T community before Nov. 22:

Members of the U of T community are welcome to take advantage of the U of T exclusive link on Eventbrite which allows you to attend the symposium free of charge, if you register by November 22, 2020.

General registration:

Register via the Royal Society of Canada website.


Novalis in partnership with the Global Catholic Climate Movement Canada present:

Redeeming Hope for a Suffering Planet

Webinar on November 24, 2020 2 to 3 pm EST

Join authors of The Green Bible Stephen Scharper and Simon Appolloni, as they explore a new relationship with the natural world with the wisdom of Laudato Sí, and other voices that span centuries, traditions, races, ages and geography. Perfect for educators, pastoral leaders, religious community leaders, and all those seeking to integrate environmental awareness into the practical lives of their faith communities.


The webinar is free but registration is required. Feel free to invite a friend! 

Visit the Zoom registration page to register for this event.


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Anthropology In Real Life: Careers in Academia and Beyond!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 5-7 pm via Zoom

Register for this event via Zoom.

illustration of person at podium with words Metrolinx, Centre for Forensic Science, and DiamondUTMAS is hosting a career night discussion panel! Explore where an anthropology degree can take you outside of academia. Meet anthropology professionals and ask questions. Panelists from Metrolinx, the Centre for Forensic Sciences, and Diamond are scheduled to participate.


2020 Ontario Archaeological Society Online Symposium

November 2 - 8, 2020 via Zoom

UTM Anthropology faculty, staff and students are presenting papers and posters at the virtual Ontario Archaeological Association symposium.

Topics include:

  • New Insights from Old Collections: The Research Potential of Legacy Collections in Ontario Archaeology
  • Collaborative Research with Legacy Collections: Ongoing Zooarchaeological Research at the University of Toronto Mississauga
  • The Schreiber Wood Project: Ceramic Assemblage and Decorative Typology
  • Using Legacy Collections at University of Toronto Mississauga for Undergraduate Research
  • Looking for Children in the Zooarchaeological Record: A Holistic Investigation of Childhood Subsistence in Northern Iroquoian communities

See our Research Activities page for more details on the presentations.


Anthropology virtual drop-in table at U of T's online Fall Campus Week event

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Illustration of the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex where the Department of Anthropology is located at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Copyright: Department of Anthropology.

Live chat at Program Fair

We'll have representatives available to chat with you at the following times:

Life Science Day (HBSc programs): Monday, October 19, 2020

  • 9 am to 11 am EST (Note: due to technical difficulties, the Monday 9-11am virtual table is unavailable.)
  • 5 pm to 7 pm EST

Social Science Day (HBA programs): Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • 9 am to 11 am EST
  • 5 pm to 7 pm EST

Recorded video information session

Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa and Dr. Madeleine Mant discuss why you should take a first-year Anthropology course at UTM! Look for the video on our Program Fair page.


Visit UTM's Fall Campus Week page to register for Fall Campus Week!


A Public event hosted by Cultural Arts at Coastal Carolina University:

Apocalyptic-ish: Dr. Madeleine Mant

Dr. Mant in plague doctor costume and holding a book

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00-4:15 PM EDT

Online with Facebook Live

Join UTM anthropologist Dr. Madeleine Mant on Facebook live, where she will discuss how lessons from past historical pandemics apply to the current COVID-19 environment.


The Experiential Education Unit at UTM presents:

Anthropology virtual drop-in table at the Experiential Education Fair

The Anthropology virtual drop-in table session will take place from 9:40-10:40 am. Learn about our field schools at UTM, as well as other experiential learning courses such as ANT241 Anthropology and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (in Canada).

students at archaeological site on UTM campusAre you interested in gaining hands-on, practical experience for credit? Getting involved in experiential learning (EL) opportunities has never been easier! Join us virtually at the second annual Experiential Education Fair on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 9:30am – 12:30pm via ZOOM. (The Anthropology virtual drop-in table session will take place at 9:40-10:40 am (EST).)

How to join the Zoom session: On the day of the Fair, a brochure with the event schedule and meeting links will be available on the EEU website.  Please ensure you are signed in to your Zoom account prior to accessing any of the links.