News for Undergraduate Students

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March 2023 UTM Anthropology News for Undergraduate Students

Featuring news, reminders, and updates for students enrolled in UTM Anthropology programs. Questions may be directed to


Featured event

UTMAS Anthropology Conference

UTMAS presents the Anthropology Conference for undergraduate students at UTM

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

The UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) welcomes presentations and participants for the 2023 Anthropology Conference for undergraduate students at UTM! The conference theme is "Young Anthropologists".

  • Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
  • Prizes of $150, $100, and $50 for best oral and poster presentations!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more and register


Other events

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

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

Learn about our HBA and HBSc programs! 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.

SPPIE information


Behind the scenes trip to the Royal Ontario Museum

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 11am

Join UTMAS and the Historical Studies Society (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


Fighting Crime with Big Data Conference at UTM

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Innovation Complex

Presented by UTM's IMI BIGDataAIHUB: global experts will be discussing the ways in which big data and artificial intelligence are being used to fight money laundering and human trafficking.

IMI BIGDataAIHUB conference at UTM  


Course news

UTM Anthropology field school applications are open

Apply by 9:00am on Friday, March 31, 2023.

ANT306H5F Forensic Anthropology Field School

ANT318H5F Archaeological Fieldwork


Summer 2023 Anthropology courses

Are you planning to enrol in a summer course? You can start planning now. We're offering a variety of Science and Social Science courses this summer! 

Summer Anthropology courses


Calls for artwork, photography, and creative coursework

UTM Anthropology Creative Coursework Showcase: an online gallery of student work

Did you complete a creative assignment for a UTM Anthropology course in 2022-23? If you would like to share your work with others you can submit it to our online gallery!

Creative Coursework Showcase


Young Anthropology journal artwork and photography

Are you a UTM undergraduate student with a passion for anthropology and creativity? Young Anthropology welcomes submissions of original anthropology-related artwork and photography. Your image may be selected for publication in the next issue of YA.

YA Artwork and Photography


Featured profile

Monique Johnson is a Research Technologist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a UTM Forensic Science and Anthropology graduate

"My team is responsible for diagnostic cancer research looking at various subtypes of brain tumours...Although I’m working in cancer research, my degree in Anthropology helped to get me here because it gave me the mind set to think critically about what I’m researching and how the outcome can affect the people around me."

View profile


Articles: reflections on Bioarchaeology field schools

Luca Del Giacco reflects upon the experience of excavating at the Fortress of Louisbourg while participating in the UNB Bioarchaeology Field School in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. (Published in Young Anthropology.)

"At the end of the 2022 field season, we managed to successfully excavate 45 burials, which brings the total number of graves recovered to 167."

View article 


Nicole Judd reflects upon the experience of excavating, collecting, examining, and analyzing faunal remains in ANT441: Advanced Bioarchaeology at UTM. (Published in Young Anthropology.)

"[ANT441] helped me develop skills in excavation practices and the subsequent processing and analysis of materials collected."

View article


Career resources

Social work as a career

Dr. Mant speaks with Rebecca Ripco, a social worker specializing in addictions and mental health. Rebecca explains the incredible variability in social work practice and reminds us that you don't need an undergraduate degree in social work if you want to pursue this avenue.

Watch on YouTube


Deadline reminders

UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS) elections

UTMAS elections are taking place in March

Please check your email for announcements, and follow UTMAS on Instagram. Contact if you have questions!

  • Nomination Period: March 13 to 17
  • Campaign Period: March 20 to 24
  • Voting Period: March 27 to 31


Call for papers and artwork: Voices of Forensic Science undergraduate journal 2023

Submission deadline is March 13, 2023

The UTM Forensic Science program journal, Voices of Forensic Science is accepting submissions for chapter entries, articles and cover art. This journal is a student-managed publication, and is accepting entries from all undergraduates interested in forensic science!

View journal information 


Ontario Archaeology Society funding opportunity: The Valerie Sonstenes Student Research Fund

Apply by March 15, 2023

The Valerie Sonstenes Student Research Fund is intended to support student research that relates to and advances knowledge of Ontario’s archaeological record.  This fund provides students with small grants to assist them in undertaking new research for Honour’s, Master’s, PhD or postdoctoral projects. 

Click here for the application


UTM Undergraduate Program Selection

Application dates for Spring - Round 1March 7 - April 30, 2023

At the end of your first year (or when you complete 4.0 credits), you will choose your program(s) on ACORN. Learn more about how and when to apply to your programs, including Anthropology Specialist, Major and Minor programs.

Office of the Registrar Program Selection Information



Visit our website regularly for updates!