UTM Department of Anthropology and UTMAS events are positive and inclusive spaces. Please check this page regularly for new event listings! Follow our department on Twitter for updates.

Upcoming Events

June 2023: U of T Convocation, National Indigenous History Month, and Pride Month event listings


Past Events

Students for Health Humanities UTM presents

Aurora Health Humanities Art Exhibition

April 28, 2023 at UTM from 3-7pm

If you are interested in submitting an art piece, please do so by Friday, April 7th, 2023 at 11:59pm here:

Students for Health Humanities UTM is a student group focused on incorporating empathy and compassion in healthcare through interdisciplinary discussions, interactive projects, and volunteerism.

The goal of this event is to display art pieces of all mediums (visual art, creative writing, music, etc.) that explore the experiences, perceptions, and meanings of health and wellness and illustrate how our shared humanity connects us all.


The Anthropology Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto presents:

Medusa Graduate Conference 2023: "Fantasy and Empire"

The conference is accepting proposals from all anthropology graduate students from any institution until March 7, 2023!

  • The conference is scheduled to take place in a hybrid format April 3-5, 2023

The Medusa Graduate Conference at the University of Toronto is free to attend, and will be held both in-person and virtually this year. The Organizing Committee is also planning additional social and networking opportunities for panelists to connect with the University of Toronto Department of Anthropology's faculty members and graduate student community during the conference.

Questions may be emailed to

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The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents:

2023 Anthropology Conference at UTM

Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11am-2pm in DV3130 (UTM Council Chamber)

  • This event is designed for undergraduates! 
    • Do you have an independent study, work-study, or research assignment that you're particularly proud of? Do you want to practice your presentation skills with a formal presentation and/or a research poster?
    • Or would you like to simply experience attending a conference?
  • Lunch is included for all attendees, whether presenting or not
  • Presentation prizes of $50, $100, and $150!

Learn more and register!


The Department of Anthropology at the St. George campus presents a Colloquium Series:

Winter 2023 Colloquium Schedule

  • Lisa Overholtzer (Archaeology) - January 20, 2023
  • Valerie Lambert (Sociocultural) - February 17, 2023
  • Munira Khayyat (Sociocultural) - Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Angela Reyes (Sociocultural) - March 31, 2023

Visit the St. George Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series webpage for more information and updates.


The University of Toronto Mississauga presents March Open House:

Visit Anthropology at the UTM March Open House event

Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 11:00am-3:30pm at the University of Toronto Mississauga

Incoming first-year UTM students, parents, and teachers: be sure to visit us at UTM's March Open House! UTM Anthropology faculty, staff, and student representatives can provide you with information about Anthropology HBA and HBSc programs.

Life Sciences and Social Sciences (HBSc and HBA):

  • Attend a presentation by Professor Liye Xie in Deerfield Hall (DH) 2070 at 12:30pm
  • Visit the Anthropology Drop-in Lab in Davis Building (DV) 2047V

Life Sciences (HBSc):

  • Visit the Anthropology Science table at the Instructional Centre (IB)

Social Sciences (HBA):

  • Visit the Anthropology Social Science table at Maanjiwe nendamowinan (MN)

Register for March Open House


The U of T Mississauga Indigenous Centre and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation present an All-Nations Powwow at UTM on Saturday, March 25, 2023. All community members are welcome to register to attend!


The Paleopathology Association presents

On the Edge: Emerging Scholarship of Paleopathology and Marginalization (webinar)

Friday, March 24 at noon EST; 5pm CET

Hosted by: Dr. Madeleine Mant of UTM Anthropology

Featuring: Kendra Isable, Jo Motley and Adam Netzer Zimmer

In this webinar, three scholars blend paleopathological methods with emerging theory that focuses on the voices of past actors who would normally be subsumed within a cohort or whose stories represent those of the minority.

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The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) and the Historical Studies Society (HSS) present:

Behind the scenes trip to the Royal Ontario Museum

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 11am

Join UTMAS and the HSS for a behind the scenes tour of the ROM. Make sure your schedule is clear and sign up quickly, because there are limited spots available!

Register via UTMAS Instagram


Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce a hybrid info session for prospective applicants at U of T:

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session at U of T (hybrid)

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00-1:00 PM at the Centre for International Experience, Cumberland Room, 33 Saint George Street, Toronto (or via Zoom).

Anchored in a fully-funded 10-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, we are seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders. Applicants from all academic disciplines and career paths are eligible.

View admission and eligibility information on the Schwarzman Scholars website.



 Visit the Anthropology table at the Student Programming Planning Interactive Exhibition (SPPIE)

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Friday, March 10, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM in the RAWC Gym A/B  

Learn about Anthropology subfields and HBA and HBSc programs offered at UTM!

SPPIE is open to all UTM students, especially those who are in first year or those preparing to enroll in their subject POSt in at the end of the semester!  

Students who participate in SPPIE are also eligible to receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and a chance to win a $50 gift card for the UTM Bookstore!

Visit the SPPIE website to register


The U of  T Data Sciences Institute presents

Responsible Data Science, DSI@UTM: Data Digests - Big Data Management
Theme: Big Data Management

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
  • MN Room 3230, Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto Mississauga (In-person)


  • Big Data Tools and Resources in Data Sciences (Gary Bader, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Temerty Faculty of Medicine)
  • Leveraging next-generation sequencing data to build pangenome profiles of bacterial species (Marcus Dillion, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga)
  • Potentials and Challenges in Addressing Big Data Questions in Archaeology (Alicia Hawkins, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga)

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Reserve a spot


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) and Mending Minds UTM present:

Valentine's Day Gift Sale

Visit the UTMAS table in the CCT hallway on February 13th and 14th from 10am-3pm!

Valentine's day is coming up fast! Come get something for YOUR valentine at the Mending Minds UTM and UTMAS collaborative Valentine's fundraiser!

  • $3 Valentine's day cards
  • $3 Candy
  • $5 Rose
  • $8 Plushie
  • $10 Love Is In the Air Special (rose, candy, and a custom card)
  • $17 Unbearably Cute Special (Rose, candy, custom card, and a plushie)

Pre-order via UTMAS between February 7th-11th!


The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS), The Historical Studies Society (HSS), and Language Studies Academic Society (LSAS) in collaboration with the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) present:

Time Management Workshop (online workshop)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 12-1pm via Zoom

Linda Duong, Learning Strategist at the RGASC will discuss how to effectively tackle your academic workload with valuable time management strategies!

Register via UTMAS


U of T Summer Abroad presents

U of T Summer Abroad Online Information Session: Italy

Friday, January 20, 2023 from 2-4pm

Join this online session to learn more about the Italy Summer Abroad Program! This session will focus on the courses, Summer Abroad application process and next steps.

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U of T Summer Abroad presents

U of T Summer Abroad Online Information Session: Spain and Portugal

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 11am-12pm

Join this online session to learn more about the Spain Summer Abroad Program! This session will focus on the courses, Summer Abroad application process and next steps.

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U of T Summer Abroad presents

U of T Summer Abroad 2023 information session at UTM

Friday, January 13, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 
Council Chambers, Davis Building, Room DV3130

There will be a general information session for the 2023 Summer Abroad programs at UTM. This session will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the programs, hear from Summer Abroad staff and instructors speak further about the advantages of the Summer Abroad program and next steps of the application cycle.  Following the session, there will be drop-in advising, where you can speak with a Summer Abroad advisor and student ambassadors and ask any questions.

You can take an anthropology course in Italy or Spain in summer 2023!

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The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) and the Department of Anthropology present:

Anthropology Open Lab Event

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 11am-1pm
  • DV2045

Calling all first- and second-year students!

  • Would you like to feel more comfortable knowing your way around our teaching labs?
  • Are you trying to choose which subfield you are most interested in studying?

Come to our Open Lab Event, where we will have artifacts on display and you can talk to our faculty members, lab technician, and undergraduate advisor:

  • Dr. Michael Brand
  • Dr. Sarah Hillewaert
  • Dr. Madeleine Mant
  • Dr. Mariam Nargolwalla
  • Dr. Trevor Orchard, Lab Technician
  • Angela Sidoriak, Undergraduate Advisor

This is a drop-in event, no registration is required.


The Department of Anthropology at the St. George campus presents a Colloquium Series talk:

Genevieve Campbell: Mitigating Threats From Industrial Development Projects on Great Apes

  • Date/Time: Friday, November 25, 2022 from 2-4pm
  • Location: AP 246, 19 Ursula Franklin Street, Toronto (Zoom option available for those who cannot attend in person)

About her talk, Campbell writes, "Great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans) are our nearest living relatives but are all classified by the IUCN as either Endangered or Critically Endangered. One major cause of their population decline is industrial development projects (e.g. mining, hydropower projects) that overlap significantly with their range. This talk will review the current status of great apes, impacts of industrial development projects on their populations, and ways to mitigate such impacts. The work of the IUCN SSC PSG SGA SSA ARRC (Avoidance, Reduction, Restoration and Conservation) Task Force will be presented, as well as case studies from its engagement with the private sector in Africa. There will be a discussion around how best we can avoid and mitigate these impacts, ethical considerations, and highlight actions you can take in your everyday life to help reduce these impacts and contribute to better conservation of these taxa."

Unable to attend in person? Click here to register and attend this talk via Zoom.


Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto presents:

Graduate Open House 2022

A Virtual Information session about the Master’s and PhD program at the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

  • Friday, November 18 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
  • Online

Join this information session to get information about U of T Anthropology Master’s and PhD programs, and the admission application process.

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UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) and the Historical Studies Society (HSS) present

Betwixt Bones and Books: Life and Death in Skeletal and Archival Data featuring Dr. Madeleine Mant

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 12-1pm in the Student Centre Presentation Room

In this talk, Dr. Mant will explore how she unites skeletal and archival datasets to ask questions about topics such as healthcare, interpersonal violence, and the effects of social ad physical marginalization upon health through time.

Attendees will have the chance to win a prize!

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions.


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

Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 11:00am - 3:30pm

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

  • Visit the Anthropology Drop-in Lab in Davis Building room 2045 (enter via 2047V). 
  • Attend a presentation by Professor Zoë H Wool from 12:30 pm-1:00 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

Registration is required for Fall Campus Day. Visit the UTM Fall Campus Day webpage for more details and registration information

Register for UTM Fall Campus Day


Censure U of T presents the Inaugural Censure U of T Annual Lecture

Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj: Facts, Speech, Censorship: A View from the Question of Palestine

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Moot Court, J250) 78 Queens Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Nadia Abu El-Haj is Ann Whitney Olin Professor in the Departments of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University, Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies, and Chair of the Governing Board of the Society of Fellows/Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. She also serves as Vice President and Vice Chair of Board at The Institute for Palestine Studies in Washington, DC. Prof. Abu El-Haj is the recipient of numerous awards, including from the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner Gren Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard Academy for Area and International Studies, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Among other publications, she is the author of Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (University of Chicago Press, 2001), which won the Albert Hourani Annual Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association in 2002; The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (University of Chicago Press, 2012); and Combat Trauma: Imaginaries of War and Citizenship in Post-9/11 America (Verso, 2022).

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October 7, 2022 update: Please note this event has been cancelled / postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Department of Anthropology at the St. George campus presents a Colloquium Series talk:

Jafari Allen (University of Miami): When is Blackqueerpolis? 

Date/Time: Friday, October 7th 2022 | 2-4pm (cancelled / postponed)

Location: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.

Stuart Hall has already told us in his classic essay “Cultural Identity and Diaspora:”  “…all discourse is ‘placed’, and the heart has its reasons.” The concept “diaspora” leaves us reaching for something else. Here, we propose Black/queerpolis as a supplement. After the Atlantic revolutions and Maurice Bishop, after structural adjustment, after Reagan, Thatcher, AIDS, and crack (and of course there is no closure to any of these “afters”), after “diaspora” but before reparations and before freedom; there is Black/queerpolis. It represents the ongoing process of composing a distinct and instructive global counterpublic articulated through “worlds in motion.” Here a triangular trade of affect, materiality, and historicity is held in tension by the force of desire. In this engagement, we will meditate on Black/queerpolis—when is it? How might we best narrate it? Why? For, or to, whom?

For more information or access requests, contact

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The Experiential Education Unit (EEU), Office of the Dean, presents:

Visit the Anthropology table at the Experiential Education Fair at UTM

Location: The Rotunda (Kaneff Centre) 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

UTM students are invited to drop by the Anthropology table to learn about the unique opportunities we offer that can enrich your undergraduate university experience at UTM. These offerings include hands-on learning, on-campus experiences, and community-engaged learning opportunities that connect students to the broader community. Discover our science and social science experiential learning courses that cover a broad array of topics!

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The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) presents

Picnic with Professors!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 1pm in CCT courtyard

UTMAS will be providing light refreshments and an opportunity for students to reconnect with each other and professors as we return to in person learning. 

Email UTMAS at if you have any questions.


The Blackwood Gallery at UTM presents

Nearshore Gatherings: Collaborative and Community-engaged Research

A panel discussion with Miranda Black, Sherry Fukuzawa, Veronica King-Jamieson, Elder Garry Sault

September 17, 2022, 12–2:30pm

Lakefront Promenade Marina

How are researchers and educators collaborating beyond post-secondary institutions? Contributors to this discussion outline their methodologies, ethics, and practices for community-engaged research and learning.

Nearshore Gatherings is a series of outdoor public events hosted by the Blackwood and led by local artists, researchers, community organizers, knowledge-keepers, and educators of various backgrounds. Through walks, workshops, and discussions, the program engages the intersecting social, political, and ecological worlds that meet at Lake Ontario’s nearshore. 

Register for event


Museum exhibit highlights collaborative archaeological research with the Huron-Wendat Nation

Exhibit display starting July 7, 2022 

Some of the research on pottery that archaeologist Dr. Alicia Hawkins and colleagues have been doing for the last five years is now on display in a temporary exhibit at the Huron-Wendat Museum in Wendake, Quebec. 

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