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 Department of Anthropology presents

UTM Anthropology Biweekly Brown Bag Colloquium Series

Faculty, instructors, graduate students and staff are invited to join our next colloquium series presentation:

  • Graduate Student Presentation 
  • Date and Time TBA
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Past events

UTMAS, UTM Sociology and Criminology Society, Erindale Biology Society, Historical Studies Society, Department of Visual Studies and Pre-Law Associations present:

A Charity Gala to benefit Victim Services Toronto

Date and Time: April 18, 2024 6:00pm-2:00am 
Theme: Red Carpet!
Location: Versailles Convention Centre, Mississauga
Prices: Early Bird Tickets on sale now starting from $50!

UTM students and faculty are invited to attend!

We recognize the importance of building connections between students and faculty. This event will provide a great opportunity to take a break from the stresses of exam season, connect with students and faculty members of other departments all in a fun environment! The gala will be filled with events, prizes, food, networking, and dancing!

Proceeds for this event will be donated to Victim Services Toronto which seeks to provide local support to victims of crime.

All questions and concerns regarding the event and potential accommodations should be directed to

View details on Instagram

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March Open House at UTM

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at U of T Mississauga

  • Attend our presentation: Hear from current students and alumni about their experiences and what you can do with an Anthropology degree. DH2070 at 1pm.
  • Drop by our lab: Take a glimpse into the past! Visit the Anthropology lab in DV2045 to interact with specimens and artifacts from the Department’s collections.
  • Visit our tables: Meet professors, students and staff to learn about our HBA arts and HBSc science programs and where they can lead!

Click below for times, locations, maps, and registration:

March Open House at UTM

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UTMAS presents

Annual undergraduate anthropology conference at UTM

  • Date and time: March 22, 2024 from 11:30am-4pm
  • Location: DV3130
  • Theme: The Future of the Field

Attend the conference

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Anthropology Program of Study (POSt) enrolment information session

  • Monday, March 11 from 1-2pm
  • DV3130 (Council Chamber)

Join us as we walk you through our HBA and HBSc specialist, major and minor program requirements, plus the steps you need to take to enrol in our programs.

No registration required! This is a drop-in session.

Light refreshments will be available.

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Students outside the HMALC library on the UTM campus. Photo by Paul Orenstein. © University of Toronto. All Rights Reserved. 

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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


The Centre for Student Engagement, Career Centre, and Office of the Registrar present

Learn about anthropology arts and science programs at the Student Program Planning Interactive Exhibition (SPPIE)

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the RAWC Gym A/B

Visit the anthropology table at this drop-in event for students selecting their Programs of Study (POSt) this spring. Meet anthropology faculty and learn about our HBA arts and HBSc science programs!

  • After first year (or when you complete 4.0 credits), you will choose your program(s) on ACORN.
  • Feel more confident in choosing the best program(s) for you! This event is CCR Approved.

Learn more about SPPIE

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The Department of Anthropology presents

Summer Job Information Session at UTM: Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management Opportunities

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • 12-1 pm
  • Location: DV2045 (enter via DV2047V)

Do you want to learn more about summer jobs in archaeology in Ontario?

Meet informally with archaeologists from cultural resource management (CRM) firms.

  • This is a drop-in session (no registration required)!
  • Snacks will be provided. 
  • Bring your questions! 
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The Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS) at UTM invites faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students from the Department of Anthropology to a Research Spotlight:

 "Convivial Scholarship: How we do Collaborative Feminist Research Praxis at the TWIG Research Kitchen"

  • Monday February 26 from 3-4pm
  • Location: MN3230 or via Zoom

Join the CDRS for a talk with members of the TWIG Research Kitchen (led by P.I. Prof. Zoë Wool). In this CDRS Research Spotlight, we'll talk about the origins of the research kitchen, and offer some examples of our critical praxis as manifested in an ongoing project about the US Military's exclusive use of plastic bottled water during the post-2003 occupation of Iraq.

Refreshments and coffee will be served.

Please contact if you have any questions, accessibility concerns or require any accommodations. 

View a list of Black History Month 2024 events on the Black at UTM website events calendar.

Get a free Byzantine Honey Fritter: visit UTMAS during UTMSU's Multicultural week!

Monday, January 29, 2024 from12-3pm in the Student Centre

UTMAS will be doing trivia relating to culture and the subdisciplines of anthropology! 

They are also giving away Byzantine Honey Fritters and Globi (ancient Roman recipe); drop by and get a taste of history!

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 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. 

Learn More & Register

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.

Event details