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Stephen Scharper was interviewed on Zoomer radio to discuss Toronto being declared as a "Tree City of the World" (segment begins at 43:59) (May 8, 2024)

Dr. Nicole Novroski has an article entitled "Police Are Using Your Publicly Available DNA to Solve Crimes. That’s a Good Thing." in U of T Magazine (April 25, 2024)

Tracey Galloway discusses her research on Canada's Nutrition North food subsidy program - APTN online (April 15, 2024)

Stephen Scharper was interviewed on the Green Majority Radio Show on CIUT-FM 89.5 for part two of his series on Democracy and Sustainability (segment begins at 20:45) (March 18, 2024)

Laura Bolt featured in U of T News: monkeys alter social behaviour to adapt to deforestation effects (March 11, 2024)

Tracey Galloway is quoted in an APTN news article discussing research on food subsidy programs in the North (February 29, 2024)

Lauren Schroeder featured in U of T News: Beyond natural selection: U of T anthropologist seeks a richer understanding of human evolution (February 28, 2024)

Tracey Galloway featured on CBC News: Is the Nutrition North Canada subsidy working? (February 23, 2024)

Nicole Novroski comments on the development of forensic genealogy - Canadian Press article (January 18, 2024)



Stephen Scharper on practicing the joy of Christmas - Toronto Star (December 23, 2023)

Dreaming may have evolved as a strategy for co-operative survival: a new article by sleep expert Professor David Samson - The Conversation (December 20, 2023) 

Stephen Scharper interviewed on the topic of Democracy and Sustainability on The Green Majority radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM (December 15, 2023) 

Read excerpt from David Samson's Our Tribal Future, winner of the 2023 Balsillie Prize for best public policy book - The Star (December 3, 2023)

David Samson explores how dreams vary across cultures and environments - U of T News (November 29, 2023)

David R. Samson wins the $60K Balsillie Prize for best public policy book - CBC News (November 29, 2023)

Tracey Galloway on the Nutrition North subsidy: it isn't doing enough to help with high food costs - CBC News (November 18, 2023)

David Samson offers five useful ideas for getting a better night’s rest - U of T Magazine (October 10, 2023)

Nicole Novroski was featured on a W5 episode "Who Was the Mystery Bomber?" on CTV (November 9, 2023)

ANT441H5 Advanced Bioarchaeology students and instructor Carolan Wood were featured on the CTV National news while excavating the Oakville Milton Humane Society pet cemetery site (November 2, 2023)

Aliya Moore, Sarah Sayeed, and Leann Ling were awarded the Canadian Archaeological Association 2023 annual student poster award for Reconstructing Roadways of a Late 19th to Mid-20th Century Settler Site in Southern Ontario. (November 2, 2023)

A reflection from Stephen Scharper is included in a Bay Today article on author Waub Rice (October 25, 2023)

Anthropology PhD Students Awarded UTM International Scholarships (October 11, 2023)

Grocers fail to pass along full Nutrition North food subsidy to shoppers, study co-authored by Tracey Galloway shows (September 14, 2023)

New study co-authored by Madeleine Mant shows link between institutionalization, hip fractures and death (August 30, 2023)

Lauren Schroeder has been named as one of this year’s SN 10: Scientists to Watch, the ScienceNews list of 10 early and mid-career scientists who are making extraordinary contributions to their field (July 11, 2023)

David Samson on "Creating a better future: How to take our instinct to belong to a group and turn it into a force for good" - Toronto Star (June 9, 2023)

David Samson's opinion piece "Tribalism creates trust among strangers, but at what cost?" appears in the Globe and Mail (May 26, 2023)

Leann Ling received an Outstanding Graduating Anthropology Student Award from the Canadian Anthropology Society. (May 26, 2023)

Nicole Novroski talks about how genealogy and DNA are used to solve crimes - CTV. (May 24, 2023)

Tracey Galloway is part of a U of T-led collaboration developing clean energy technologies that can be tailored to the needs of different communities - U of T News. (April 27, 2023)

Congratulations to all prize winners for best presentations and posters at the 2023 UTM Anthropology Conference for undergraduate students (UTMAS Instagram). (April 4, 2023)

Stephen Scharper interviewed regarding renewed calls to make High Park car-free - Global News. (April 3, 2023)

Anthropology students Vinnah Rahman and Aditi Soin receive 2022-23 UTM Student Leadership Awards. (March 30, 2023)

University of Toronto including UTM is is the top-ranked Canadian university, and number 13 in the world for the subject of anthropology in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject. (March 28, 2023)

Stephen Scharper discusses how love factors prominently into his approach to research (UTM News). (March 24, 2023)

David Samson weighs in on the behavioural changes people can make to improve their sleep and get better, deeper rest (Toronto Star). (March 15, 2023)

Nicole Novroski discusses how genetic genealogy can help solve missing persons cases (CBC). (February 7, 2023)

UTORMFA (multifactorial authentication) rollout for all undergraduate and graduate students must be completed by February 28, 2023 (January 11, 2023)

Students learn about about Swahili culture through international cooking workshop at UTM (January 3, 2023)