UTM Department of Anthropology and UTMAS events are positive and inclusive spaces. We encourage you to come out and meet members of the UTM Anthropology community including faculty and fellow students at events this year. Check this page regularly for new event listings, follow our department on X and follow UTMAS on Instagram for the latest updates.

Upcoming Events

The UTM Anthropology Society presents:

UTMAS Exam Destressor event

Friday, December 1st from 5-8pm in IB320

Do you need a break from studying? This UTMAS destressor event will include fingerpainting, and you will receive a handout with study tips from professors and some TAs! 

Please feel free to email if you have any questions!

Register now

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The Department of Anthropology presents

Skills Development Workshops for Anthropology Students: Winter Term workshops!

  • LocationThe room will be sent to all registered attendees through a calendar invitation.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • You will receive CCR credit for your participation in all four of the workshops.

The Anthropology Department is offering our series of skill development workshops in the Winter term to help first- and second-year students reach their academic potential and impress professors with their prowess! Don't miss this opportunity to boost your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Register now and get ready to ace your studies!


  1. Study Skills and Time Management Workshop on Monday, January 15, 2024 from12-1pm
  2. Professionalism Workshop on Monday, January 29, 2024 from 12-1pm
  3. Citations Workshop on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 12-1pm
  4. Writing Workshop on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 12-1pm

More details and registration form


Past events

The 2023 AAA / CASCA Annual Meeting is taking place at the in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto from November 15-19, 2023.

The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research presents:

UTM’s 2023 Research Prize Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST 
Location: Virtual via Zoom 

The Annual Research Prizes were established by the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and UTM’s Research Council in 2016 to recognize outstanding contributions of early career researchers and scholars in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.  

At this event, recipients will each deliver a talk about their research, followed by a brief Q&A. 

Professor David Samson was awarded the 2023 Research Prize in Social Sciences for his contributions to the study of biological anthropology, primatology, and human evolution, as well as sleep and cognition. 

Professor Lauren Schroeder was awarded the 2023 Research Prize in Science for her contributions to the study of biological anthropology, palaeoanthropology, hominin variability, evolutionary theory, and quantitative genetics. 

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U of T Mississauga presents

Fall Campus Day: Anthropology drop-in lab, presentation, and Arts and Science tables

Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 10:00am - 3:30pm

Prospective students, parents, and teachers: be sure to visit us at UTM's Fall Campus Day to learn about Anthropology HBA and HBSc programs, and experiential learning opportunities.

  • Attend the Anthropology presentation at 12:30 pm in Deerfield Hall 2070
  • Visit the Anthropology Science (HBSc) table at the Instructional Centre.
  • Visit the Anthropology Social Science (HBA) table in Maanjiwe nendamowinan.
  • Visit the Anthropology Drop-in Lab in Davis Building room 2045 (enter via 2047V)

Visit the UTM Fall Campus Day webpage for more details and registration information:

Register for UTM Fall Campus Day

UTMAS presents

Halloween Movie Night

Monday, October 30th at 7:00 pm in IB-270

Join the UTM Anthropology Society to watch one of the best somewhat-anthropology-themed horror movies ever: Midsommar!

Register via UTMAS

The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and the UTM Library present

2023 Celebration of Books at UTM

  • Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 
  • Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Maanjiwe nendamowinan MN-3230, UTM

The UTM campus community will gather to honour the authors and editors of recent scholarly monographs. Books include:

  • The News Event: Popular Sovereignty in the Age of Deep Mediatization by Francis Cody
  • Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Challenges, Best Practices, and Emerging Technologies (contributors: Nicole Novroski, Frank Wendt)

Learn more and register

UTMAS and the UTM Career Centre present

Career Options for Anthropology Students

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 12- 1:30PM 
DV3140 (UTM Room)

In this interactive session, you will learn how to reframe skills gained in your Anthropology studies and experiences into transferrable skills, that can apply to many career settings. Learning how to express these transferrable skills in employer-speak will help you market yourself effectively while considering your career options in anthropology.

Register on CLNx

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Visit the UTM Indigenous Centre Events Calendar for Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation event details and registration.

Visit Anthropology at the Experiential Education Fair

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 11am-3pm
  • Kaneff Centre Rotunda

You can speak with anthropology faculty and staff at our table to learn about our experiential learning opportunities, such as on-campus field schools and community-engaged learning!

Learn more and register

Experiential Learning at UTM Anthropology

The Asian Institute presents

"The News Event: Popular Sovereignty in the Age of Deep Mediatization" Book Launch

September 15, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Room 208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7

In the hypermediated world of Tamil Nadu, Francis Cody studies how “news events” are made. Not merely the act of representing events with words or images, a “news event” is the reciprocal relationship between the events being reported in the news and the event of the news coverage itself.

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