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Professor Stephen Scharper recently appeared on UTM's The Medium podcast on Acknowledging Your Privilege (September 22, 2021)

Professor Zoë Wool's new third-year course Disabled Cyborgs and Racist Robots: Bodies, Technologies, and Social Justice (ANT355H5) featured in "What’s new in the 2021/2022 UTM course catalogue" (September 7, 2021)

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Iva Seto assessing impact of climate change on food security in the Yukon (September 2, 2021)

Professor Stephen Scharper quoted in article: ‘Far-fetched’ ideas to combat climate change that may become the new normal - The Pointer (August 21, 2021)

Dr. Madeleine Mant's UTM study featured in article: Expert advice and mandates help vaccine hesitant students (August 16, 2021)

Unearthing an ugly past: Forensic experts on the challenge of searching former residential school sites (July 23, 2021)

Professor Stephen Scharper will take part in the 2021 Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education (ASTE ) June 13-16, 2021. (June 4, 2021)

Professor David Samson on the mental health rewards of sleep – and tips on how to achieve it. (June 3, 2021)

Dr. Madeleine Mant contributed "Let’s Talk About Health: Community and Careers in the Virtual Classroom" to the May 2021 UTM Teaching and Learning Collaboration newsletter. (May 25, 2021)

Watch Prof. Stephen Scharper give the Earth Day reflection on "Re-Earthing Ourselves" at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Toronto - YouTube (April 26, 2021).

Anthropology PhD candidate Erica Kilius, a researcher in the lab of associate prof of anthropology David Samson, talks about study investigating how the pandemic impacts sleep - Global News (April 13, 2021)

Graduate student Noor Abbas discusses research on student dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic - CBC News (April 6, 2021)

Madeleine Mant featured in article entitled Lessons from a year under cover: How the mask went from a discouraged piece of protection to a politicized symbol of the pandemic (Toronto Star subscription content) (March 26, 2021)

Madeleine Mant is co-author of 10 tips for effective remote student supervision - University Affairs (March 15, 2021)

Lauren Schroeder among U of T Anthropology instructors digitizing hundreds of teaching specimens for online courses - University Affairs (March 11, 2021)

The University of Toronto including UTM is ranked among the top 10 internationally in the subject of anthropology in the QS University Rankings by Subject 2021 (March 5, 2021)

Madeleine Mant shares the creative "unessay" work produced by students in her ANT220 Introduction to the Anthropology of Health course - Defining Moments Canada (February 5, 2021) 

Madeleine Mant talks about the COVID vaccine and anthropology of health research on YouTube (January 15, 2021)

Prof. Sarah Hillewaert is creating an engaging online learning environment for students this winter through the Global Classroom initiative in ANT465H5S The Anthropology of Islam (January 8, 2021)

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