Current Graduate Students

Administrative Functions

Most administrative functions for Anthropology graduate students are handled by the Department of Anthropology at the St. George campus located in downtown Toronto, except for Teaching Assistant employment.

Teaching Assistant Employment

Job postings for UTM Anthropology Teaching Assistant positions are available via the Teaching Assistant - Unit 1 page under the Jobs section of our website.

UTM Affiliation and Amenities

Graduate students are not automatically affiliated with UTM if they have UTM faculty supervisors.

View the Perks of Graduate Student Affiliation (PDF) for benefits of affiliating with UTM.

If you are interested in requesting affiliation with UTM, please visit the Campus Affiliation page hosted by the Office of the Vice-Dean, Graduate, UTM.

UTM Anthropology Graduate Carrels

UTM Anthropology has a limited number of carrel desks available for UTM-affiliated Anthropology graduate students to use. The desks are located on the 4th floor of the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex. Graduate desk assignment is not automatic, so please contact the Departmental Assistant at if you would like more information about the process. Please note that desks are typically shared due to the limited number available, so you should not expect to have an unshared desk.

Please remember that all Teaching Assistant work and meetings with students must take place in assigned TA office spaces and not in the carrel area. 

UTM Graduate Lounge

UTM-affiliated graduate students can use the UTM Association of Graduate Students (UTMAGS) Lounge, located in Room DV 2068B. Visit the UTMAGS Graduate Lounge web page for more information.

UTM Links for Graduate Students

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Join the Ethnography Lab! A call for Student Convener Applications

Deadline: January 30th, 5pm, 2019. Acceptance notification February 5th, 2019. More about the Ethnography Lab:  

The Ethnography Lab would like to announce the opening of several volunteer convener positions to provide unique opportunities for ethnography-focused collaborations, mentorship, research, projects, and presentations based on thematic interests. The call is open to undergraduate and graduate students across all three campuses and disciplines.

The Ethnography Lab invites applications for up to four (4) volunteer conveners to join our community starting February 2019. The duration of the role is February to April 2019, with the possibility of extending to August 2019 or beyond, based on the type and success of project and budget.

The Ethnography Lab Student Convener role is open to current students at the University of Toronto who have a strong interest in ethnography as a method, a form of writing, and a research perspective, and who are motivated to lead a group of participants in initiating and managing a project or activity that will contribute to the Ethnography Lab’s mission to promote ethnography in academic and public inquiries. Each convener will be responsible for recruiting participants and organizing projects or activities related to a specific ethnographic topic or theme. Themes may be related to one of our existing priority areas: visual and sensory ethnography, urban ethnography, infrastructure ethnography, ethnography in Canada, and undergraduate ethnography or the theme may be a new topic proposed by the applicant. Examples of activities that conveners might initiate include: organizing a small conference or speaker series, establishing a reading and discussion group, preparing a publication, creating a blog or podcast series, organizing community outreach events, writing op-eds, etc.

Conveners are expected to hold a bi-weekly meeting with their participants in the Ethnography Lab, contribute to peer-learning, collaboration, and team work. Conveners should be prepared to participate in a public presentation or seminar at the end of April, and share their projects through the Ethnography Lab website.  Conveners will work with the coordinator and become a part of the Ethnography Lab community.

The role carries with it a modest budget for activity or event expenses (for example, refreshments and poster printing for events), mentorship, access to a computer and printing, audio recorders, relevant software, website access, and a shared space in the Ethnography Lab.

To apply, send the following by email to:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A short bio (100 words);
  • A budget for your proposed activities (optional);
  • The name of the interest group or you plan to convene (e.g. visual or sensory ethnography, urban ethnography, infrastructure ethnography, or other), and a project or activity title and description of the project, activity, event, etc. you plan to organize (about one paragraph, 1-page max) [e.g. conference or speaker series, reading group, publication, creating a blog or podcast series, organizing community outreach events, writing op-eds, etc.].

Co-convening is also an option.


The INDePth conference Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: February, 1st 2019
Conference tentative date and place: March, 22nd 2019
David and Campbell Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs

The INDePth conference is currently looking for undergraduate and graduate speakers, who have conducted any research on Asia through a transnational perspective. Our theme this year is “Boundless Asia”; we will examine Asia through a
transnational framework, highlighting how transnational forces disrupt the imagined boundaries of Asia as a geographical and cultural place. Asia is often discussed as a static, limited entity; whether that be the Asian continent, Asian
countries, Asian culture or Asian people. Limits are implied, boundaries are drawn and definitions are created. This conference aims to challenge and break the boundaries around and within Asia and highlight the boundless and fluid nature of the nation, the continent, identities and culture. Through a discussion of topics such as diaspora, transnationalism, globalization and migration we hope to encourage people to reconsider where Asia is, who Asia is, why Asia is and how it came to be. Please submit your abstracts to: