News Archive


David Samson on his adventures in research on the View to the U Podcast (December 2020)

To beat COVID-19, look to the past, says medical anthropologist Dr. Madeleine Mant (December 16, 2020)

Stephen Scharper on Denise Ho’s remarkable journey from Cantopop diva to human rights champion - Toronto Star (December 2, 2020)

Waiting for a Cure: Zoe Wool explores military medicine’s harmful ‘curative promise’ (November 24, 2020)

Stephen Scharper was interviewed by CBC Radio about his book The Green Bible: Words of Love for a Suffering Planet. (November 18, 2020)

Madeleine Mant co-authored an OpEd in the Globe and mail about COVID-19 and education (November 16, 2020)

Madeleine Mant is quoted in article about human challenge trials for COVID-19 - Globe & Mail (November 12, 2020)

Five questions with Stephen Scharper and Nicole Spiegelaar in the Trinity Alumni Magazine (October 31, 2020)

Hands-on learning during COVID-19: a glimpse into our archaeological field schools in 2020 (October 16, 2020)

Virtual labs: Skulls, bone fragments and fossils come to life with 3D scanner as Lauren Schroeder and colleagues create digital database from their teaching collection. (October 16, 2020)

Zoë Wool is one of the medical anthropologists quoted in The Atlantic article "What Strength Really Means When You’re Sick: The metaphors that Trump and others use when talking about COVID-19 are making the pandemic worse". (October 16, 2020)

Stephen Scharper appointed Director of Sustainability for the Integrated Sustainability Initiative at Trinity College (October 8, 2020)

Dr. Madeleine Mant launches new video series "Let's Talk About Health" with a focus on careers in health care. (September 22, 2020)

David Samson awarded grant from fund honouring past U of T president (September 14, 2020)

Let's Talk About Health: Madeleine Mant brings new video series, costumes and creativity to online anthropology of health classes at UTM (September 2, 2020)

David Samson on live-streaming his UTM Anthropology lectures using Twitch (August 31, 2020)

Firat Bozcali's new anthropology course Racketeers, Smugglers and Pirates: Anthropology of Illegality (ANT216H5) is featured in ten new courses to take at UTM (August 24, 2020)

Andrea Muehlebach on the risks of for-profit public-private water partnerships - (August 21, 2020)

Madeleine Mant is quoted on historical patent medicines in the summer issue of UofTMed Magazine (July 22, 2020)

Madeleine Mant is quoted in “The next pandemic and the case for syndemics thinking” article in the Globe and Mail (subscription content) (July 2, 2020)

UTM Anthropology faculty among recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) funding supporting campus research projects (June 25, 2020)

UTM student with a minor in Anthropology focuses future on global health (May 29, 2020)

David Samson discusses how to clean up your “sleep hygiene” on 3Q’s at the U (May 25, 2020)

Stephen Scharper talks about the preciousness of planet Earth in a virtual presentation to the Kingsway-Lambton United Church in Toronto - YouTube (May 24, 2020)

Stephen Scharper participated in the webinar of the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si', hosted by Development and Peace (May 23, 2020)

UTM archaeologist Liye Xie studies how we shaped the technologies that also shaped us (May 21, 2020)

Madeleine Mant appears on the first episode of 3Qs at the U to share why plague doctors used to wear those terrifying masks (May 4, 2020)

Madeleine Mant discusses how pandemics affect our ideas of vulnerability, our ability to move freely, and how we care for one another - CBC Radio (May 1, 2020)

David Samson on the link between fear and sleep stuggles in The Toronto Star (April 27, 2020)

Stephen Scharper shares some thoughts on what a post-pandemic economy might embrace in the article "Economic Rules Primed for a Change" in The Catholic Register digital edition (April 26, 2020)

U of T to support 31 high-impact coronavirus research projects, including Madeleine Mant's Going viral: COVID-19 and risk in young adult health behaviour models, through Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund (April 21, 2020)

Chief Donny Morris and former intensive care nurse Professor Tracey Galloway, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vulnerability of remote Indigenous communities (April 20, 2020)

David Samson on the evolution of family life in article about social distancing (Toronto Star subscription content) (April 15, 2020)

Tracey Galloway and other researchers co-sign letter sounding alarm on COVID-19 health risks to northern Indigenous communities - Radio Canada (French) (April 9, 2020)

Andrea Muelebach discusses the upcoming (and nearly carbon-neutral) Distribute 2020 conference in the article "The sudden urgency of online academic conferences" in University Affairs (April 8, 2020)

David Samson featured in CBC news article: How to keep COVID-19 stress from ruining your sleep (April 5, 2020)

UTM Anthropology donates teaching lab supplies to protect front-line health care workers (April 1, 2020)

Madeleine Mant on Social distancing and blame: Lessons from past pandemics (March 25, 2020)

David Samson explains why we experience insomnia, how sleep helps boost physical and emotional health, and offers tips for a better night’s rest in uncertain times.(March 23, 2020)

Madeleine Mant is featured in a story about what 19th century pandemics can teach us about the novel coronavirus - CBC (March 11, 2020)

Vivienne Luk and Karen Woodall of the UTM Forensic Science program shed light on the agonizing drug addiction of author Lucy Maud Montgomery in Maclean's magazine (March 11, 2020)

UTM students win case competition at Young Entrepreneur Conference (March 10, 2020)

Stephen Scharper's latest column in the Toronto Star: A prodigal church re-welcomes a gay pastor (January 28, 2020)

Firat Bozcali is interviewed about the assassination of Iranian General Soleymani, and US-Iran relations - The Medium (January 19, 2020)

Aleesha Singh, Dean's Excellence Award winnter and Forbes Under 30 Scholar interviewed by Areesha Imaan Siddiqui, UTMAS Executive Council member in Young Anthropology (January 15, 2020)

Volunteers needed: Testing FBI-endorsed forensic DNA kit in Canada's genetic melting pot - UTM Research Office (January 6, 2020)

Sherry Fukuzawa is featured in UTM's #MeetTheNewProfs campaign (January 6, 2020)


Stephen Scharper on embracing good will this Christmas - Toronto Star (December 24, 2019)

Dress Code: UTM anthropologist Dr. Madeleine Mant brings history to life in the classroom (December 9, 2019)

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to launch Young Anthroplogy, our new peer-reviewed undergraduate online journal (December 1, 2019)

Sarah Hillewaert awarded the Annual Research Prize for Social Sciences at UTM (November 29, 2019)

Nicole Novroski explains how cold cases are being solved thanks to public DNA databases and what this could mean for the future of cold case investigations - CBC (November 28, 2019)

Sarah Hillewaert talks about her research in East Africa at the 2019 Annual Research Prize Symposium at UTM (November 27, 2019)

Tracey Galloway part of interdisciplinary research team: Reconciliation through Engineering Initiative to help improve Indigenous housing and transportation - UTM News (November 26, 2019)

Madeleine Mant on Anthropology, health, and dressing up - featured in the Medium (November 3, 2019)

Meditation Destination: Anthropologist Sarah Hillewaert studies yoga and tourism in East Africa (October 31, 2019)

Gary Crawford's photos document highlights of the ANT414H5F international learning opportunity in Japan during the Fall 2019 reading week (October 16, 2019)

David Samson was awarded the CSS Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award 2019 at the World Sleep Society Conference in Vancouver. (September 30, 2019)

Nicole Novroski of the Forensic Science Program is featured in UTM's #MeetTheNewProfs campaign (September 23, 2019)

Stephen Scharper is among U of T Mississauga faculty who led teach-ins as part of the campus response to the worldwide Global Climate Strike happening this month. (September 20, 2019)

Gary Crawford gave a talk on New Research Directions in Archaeology and Linguistic History of Hokkaido Ainu at the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. (September 17, 2019)

Tracey Galloway's research on how the people of Nunavut experience cancer and end-of-life care is featured in University of Toronto Magazine. (July 27, 2019)

Anthropology doctoral student Nattha Chuenwattana gave a talk in Thailand on her research on an early historic shipwreck, including creating some dishes based on the types of plant remains found - Matichon Online. Use Google Translate to view article in English. (July 15, 2019)

Clara Macdonald has been recognized by the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) as the outstanding graduating Master's student for 2018-19 at the the University of Toronto Department of Anthropology. (June 25, 2019)

U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security - U of T News (June 21, 2019)

Anthropology Arts and Science double major featured on UTM Future Instagram (June 15, 2019)

Tracey Galloway on the health-focused research she does with northern Indigenous populations in Canada - View to the U Podcast (June 12, 2019)

Tracey Galloway's research on rising food insecurity in Nunavut featured in Radio Canada International article (May 21, 2019)

Stephen Scharper served as emcee for the 2019 Waterdocs Film Festival, held at the Hot Docs Theatre in Toronto. (May 15, 2019)

Stephen Scharper on the social and ecological effects of the border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border - Broadview Magazine (March 29, 2016)

Andrea Muehlebach is featured in a new video about U of T researchers and how their work relates to Planet Earth (March 6, 2019)

Gary Crawford interviewed on Elmnt FM's Moment of Truth  (February 4, 2019)

3,000-year-old eastern North American quinoa discovered in Ontario (January 14, 2019)


The Symposium on the Importance of Indigenous Education in Ontario Classrooms highlights the importance of Indigenous content--and people--in the K-12 curriculum and beyond (December 7, 2018)

A week travelling in Hokkaido: ANT399Y trip to Japan featured in the Medium (November 13, 2018). Note: best viewed using Chrome browser.

David Samson on what science says about perpetual sleepiness in GQ magazine (November 1, 2018)

Tracy Rogers discusses her broad program of research on the View to the U podcast (October 31, 2018)

Stephen Scharper on student research in sustainability at UTM's Institute of Management and Innovation (IMI) - The Medium (October 22, 2018)

Gary Crawford's photo album documents the ANT399Y international learning opportunity in Hokkaido, Japan during the Fall 2018 reading week (October 10, 2018)

Francis Cody on the legacy of screenwriter-turned-politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi in Huffington Post India (October 8, 2018)

Tracey Galloway on how Northern airline merger would be “disastrous” for northerners - Nunatsiaq News (October 4, 2018)

Professor Vivienne Luk of the Forensic Science Program is featured in UTM's #MeetTheNewProfs campaign (October 1, 2018)

Andrea Muehlebach interviewed in NOW regarding provincial dealmaking to commodify water in Ontario (September 27, 2018)

Professor David Samson, who studies sleep and evolution, is part of the new generation of UTM faculty - #MeetTheNewProfs (September 12, 2018)

Stephen Scharper talks about the growing environmental movement within the Christian tradition on the Green Majority Radio podcast (August 18, 2018)

Tracey Galloway receives research award from new XSeed Funding Program for collaboration and partnerships with U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (July 10, 2018)

Tracey Galloway on improving social equity in Ontario’s north (July 6, 2018)

Stephen Scharper participates in plenary session at the Muskoka Summit on the Environment - CBC Radio (June 25, 2018)

Lauren Schroeder receives Connaught New Researcher Award (June 5, 2018)

Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa Joins UTM Anthropology as Assistant Professor - Teaching Stream, Biological Anthropology (April 13, 2018)

David Samson discusses the importance of good sleep on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin (March 12, 2018)

Global impact: the University of Toronto tri-campus is ranked at number eight in the world for the subject of Anthropology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018. (February 28, 2018)

Liye Xie's ANT313 students and UTMAS participate in exclusive tour of the Royal Ontario Museum's East Asian exhibits (February 26, 2018)

Stephen B. Scharper in Toronto Star tribute to Wilmer Nadjiwon, a remarkable Canadian: "A Valiant Indigenous life and the embodiment of resilience" (January 26, 2018)

Esteban Parra and David Samson funded through the OVPR's Research and Scholarly Activity Fund (January 2018)

Dr. V. Firat Bozcali joins UTM Anthropology as Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology (January 2018)


Heather Miller is collaborator on PDG project awarded funding through SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grant (PDG) program (November 23, 2017)

Tracy Rogers testifies in Babcock trial - The Toronto Star (November 10, 2017)

Sarah Hillewaert travelling with UTM students on a journey to explore the Anthropology of Gender in Tanzania (Reading Week, October 2017)

Secrets of the skulls: UTM anthropology prof Lauren Schroeder studies coy-wolves and early humans (September 28, 2017)

Liye Xie studies ancient urban constructions in China (September 28, 2017)

Students learn from digging up the past: UTM anthropology field course ANT318 serves as a hands on student experience in archaeology - The Medium (September 18, 2017)

Liye Xie and Tiziana Gallo conduct collaborative research project at the University of Tulsa (September 13, 2017)

A journey across time: Japan to UTM; Gary Crawford shares how he discovered his passion for archaeology - The Medium (September 11, 2017)

Tracey Galloway on the long-term consequences of hunger experienced by children in residential schools - Global News (August 19, 2017)

Gary Crawford takes us on a journey through his scholarly explorations of Japan and China on UTM's View to the U podcast (July 26, 2017)

Dr. David Samson Joins UTM Anthropology as Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology (July 14, 2017)

Dr. Lauren Schroeder Joins UTM Anthrolpology as Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology (July 14, 2017)

David Samson on evolutionary reasons behind our mismatched sleep patterns - Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview (July 13, 2017)

David Samson: Hunter-gatherer sleep patterns could shed light on ancestral behaviour (July 12, 2017)

Primatologist and UTM Anthropology Sessional Lecturer Laura Bolt decodes the secret language of ring-tailed lemurs (July 6, 2017)

Stephen Scharper hosts North Bruce Truth & Reconciliation group screening of film The Pass System: see pages 1 and 23 of the Bruce Peninsula Press (June 27, 2017)

Liye Xie receives Connaught New Researcher Award (June 8, 2017)

Stephen Scharper on Trump and the Paris Climate agreement - Global News (May 31, 2017)

Gary Crawford is Visiting Foreign Professor at Hokkaido University in February and March, 2017 (April, 2017)

Andrea Muehlebach's letter to the editor in the Toronto Star (April 13, 2017)

Stephen Scharper in the The Ecumenist on President Trump and the Spiritual and Political Challenge of Climate Chaos  (PDF file, March 28, 2017)

Becky Sigmon featured in UTM's 50th Anniversary photostream on Instagram (March 24, 2017)

UTM remembers Dr. Jerry Melbye, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology (March 20, 2017)

Water activists take on bottled water: the Wellington Water Watchers shared their tale of activism in ANT461H5S (March 13, 2017)

UTM Anthropology undergraduate students participate in exclusive tour of the Royal Ontario Museum's East Asian collection (March 3, 2017)

Sarah Hillewaert travelling with UTM students on a journey to explore women's leadership and gender rights in Ghana (Reading Week, February 2017)

Jerry Melbye has been selected as one of 50 outstanding contributors to the legacy of the campus in celebration of UTM's 50th anniversary (January 24, 2017)

Stephen Scharper quoted in Vice Motherboard article on the new price of bottled water in Ontario (January 18, 2017)


Tracey Galloway featured in CBC article on the urgency of changes needed to Canada's Nutrition North program (December 4, 2016)

Tracey Galloway in Canadian Press article on Nutrition North failing to cut food prices (December 4, 2016)

Andrea Muehlebach Awarded JHI Fellowship (November, 23, 2016)

Heather Miller appointed Vice-Dean, Teaching and Learning at UTM (November 22, 2016)

Stephen Sharper featured in the Medium on Falling in love with the Earth and its bees (November 14, 2016)

Tracy Rogers interviewed by What She Said! podcast about working in Forensic Science (October 31, 2016)

All-gender washrooms opening in Anthropology Department and across UTM campus (October 4, 2016)

Hillewaert’s study in youth identity: UTM anthropology professor Sarah Hillewaert shares her story of travel around the world - in The Medium (September 26, 2016)

Sarah Hillewaert studies youth culture in Kenya (August 16, 2016)

Tracey Galloway receives CIHR New Investigator Salary Award (July 21, 2016)

Gary Crawford discovers new origins for farmed rice (June 22, 2016)

Liye Xie's detour to Anthropology: Accidental Tourist (March 7, 2016)


In Memoriam: Jennifer Jackson (PDF file)

Stephen Scharper interviewed by Global Morning AM TV about Pope's visit to the U.S.

FAQ about Anthropology courses in Spring 2015 term as a result of the strike

Frank Cody is the recipient of the 2014 Edward Sapir Book Prize, awarded by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology


Michael Brand, Sessional Lecturer, on historic excavations at UTM (ANT318H5 Field School) in the New York Times

Tracy Rogers, Director of Forensic Science program at UTM, consults on the Tim Bosma Case


Gary Crawford in Edge Magazine (SUMMER 2012-VOL. 14, NO.1)

Jack Sidnell co-authors article published in Anthropology

Gary Crawford in pilot project with UTM Library: Animating Objects: 3D Image technology enhances teaching and learning


Esteban Parra: Seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D levels

Esteban Parra: Day in the Sun

Gary Crawford: Size Matters? Study raises questions about when and where soybeans were domesticated