News for Undergraduate Students

May 2024 UTM Anthropology News for Undergraduate Students

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

Undergraduate students presented research posters at archaeology conference in Saskatoon

Congratulations to undergraduate students Gani Cabezas, Karol Guayasamin, Mark B Heffernan, Christopher Kiru, Kayla Mander and Lilly Maher on presenting their Schreiber Wood archaeology research posters at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association. The conference was held from May 1-5 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 

A special congratulations to Lilly Maher on receiving the Best Undergraduate Student Poster award at the conference!

View the posters

skyline of Saskatchewan with river in foreground
Pictured: Saskatoon, location of the 2024 CAA Annual Meeting. Photo by Doug Schnurr via Adobe Stock.

UTM field school application update: notifications will be sent out via email

Did you apply to enrol in one of our on-campus field schools? The department will notify applicants of their application status and next steps, so be sure to check your utoronto email account in the coming weeks.

New: special consideration request pilot system for anthropology courses

Starting in May 2024, the anthropology department will be using UTM's new special consideration pilot system for missed coursework requests. Consult your anthropology course syllabus for instructions on submitting requests.

If you missed our program information session this spring, you can check out the videos! 

This informative session was geared towards current UTM students who are choosing their program of study. Topics covered include:

  • Program enrolment information
  • Subfields of anthropology at UTM
  • Experiential learning in anthropology at UTM
  • How to get involved in the UTM anthropology community

View the videos

students on campus on a summer day

Featured creative coursework

This unique and creative artwork by Sacha Samouk for ANT430H5S (Winter 2024 Topic: Human Perspectives on Animal Intelligence) was based on the TikTok trend called the “Blue and Red Drawing Challenge”. 

The first piece exhibits chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The second art piece exhibits a human in its natural habitat. The third/fourth piece exhibits similarly a comparison between orangutans and crows in their natural habitats. 

Learn more on our Creative Coursework Showcase page.

Career Resource: If You've Got It, Flaunt It! How to translate your anthropological skills for resumes and interviews

The Anthropology Career Readiness Network has a guide that can help you "communicate your anthropological training and experiences in the workplace. It explains why an employer should be interested in your skills and abilities and "translates" them into words more commonly used in industry, nonprofits, and government."

View the skill translator handout (PDF)

Ontario summer job opportunities for archaeology students

Deadline to apply: May 19, 2024

The Ontario Archaeology Society (OAS) is seeking applications for three summer student positions as part of Ontario's Summer Employment Opportunities Program.

View OAS summer jobs

News about your professors

Tracey Galloway discussed her research on Canada's Nutrition North food subsidy program in an APTN online article.

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)

Reminders and deadlines


Links for Summer 2023 U of T and UTM events will be posted on our Events page when available.

Are you graduating this year? Stay on top of convocation news and find your ceremony via U of T's convocation page.