UTM Anthropology Society (UTMAS)

End-of-year message from UTMAS

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Please take a moment to read the UTMAS end of year blog post for a message from the UTMAS executive team to the UTM Anthropology community as this academic year comes to an end!

Congratulations to UTMAS on being awarded a UTM Dean's Choice Award for academic student societies for 2020-21!

UTMAS hosted and participated in over 20 events and initiatives in the 2020-21 academic year! The dedication and professionalism of the team led to UTMAS being awarded a UTM Dean's Choice Award for academic student societies. A big congratulations to UTMAS on an incredibly successful year!

Who we are

The University of Toronto Mississauga Anthropology Society (UTMAS) is an academic student organization officially recognized by the University of Toronto Mississauga.

What we do

With an aim to provide a network for UTM Anthropology undergraduate students, the society promotes the discipline of Anthropology through holding a variety of social and academic events throughout the year which provide the opportunity to engage with peers and faculty members.


Full-time and part-time UTM undergraduate students enrolled in Anthropology Specialist, Major and/or Minor programs, or the Forensic Anthropology Specialist program are automatically members of the UTM Anthropology Society and eligible to vote in the society's elections.

Contact UTMAS

Be sure to follow UTMAS on social media for the latest event updates and announcements!

Office Hours

Executive Council members hold regular office hours in the Anthropology Department during the Fall and Winter terms. Contact UTMAS at anthrosociety.utm@utoronto.ca to get the latest schedule.


Anthropology undergraduate students: if you are interested in volunteering at any events, please send an email to anthrosociety.utm@utoronto.ca.

UTMAS Events

Follow UTMAS on social media and check the Department of Anthropology Events page for updates on events such as:

  • Anthropology Conference featuring student presentations
  • Facilitated Study Groups
  • Faculty Meet & Greet
  • Field School Information Session
  • Field trip to Royal Ontario Museum
  • Graduate School Information Session
  • Movie Nights
  • Valentine’s Day Sale
  • UTMAS Executive Council Elections

UTMAS logo
The new UTM Anthropology Society logo was selected from submissions received in the Fall 2020 logo design contest.

Executive Council

The UTMAS Executive Council members oversee the activities and day-to-day operations of the society. Council members can develop skills in leadership, organization, communication, and event planning while promoting the discipline of Anthropology. Executive Council elections are held annually.

Learn about the 2020-21 Executive Council team on the UTMAS website.

  • President: Lydia
  • Vice President: Brynn
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Vinnah
  • Event Coordinator: Shehani
  • Communications Officer: Hailey
  • Communications Officer: Sai
  • 1st Year Representative: Hunar
  • 2nd Year Representative: Lilly
  • 3rd Year Representative: Caroline
  • 4th Year Representative: Yasmine

    View past UTMAS Executive Council members.

    UTMAS Executive Elections

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    Who can run or vote in the UTMAS elections?

    To be eligible, to nominate yourself, or vote in this election you must be a full/part-time undergraduate student enrolled in one of the following: 

    • Anthropology Specialist programs
    • Anthropology Major programs
    • Anthropology Minor programs
    • Forensic Anthropology Specialist program 
    • Students enrolled in ANT101 and ANT102 


    If you have any other questions about elections, please email us at: anthrosociety.utm@utoronto.ca

    What UTMAS executive positions were available in 2021-22?

    The positions available and the responsiblities for each role are listed below. Please note that roles are not necessarily limited to these descriptions, but these are general overviews.

    • President
      • Preside over and call all meetings while acting as a liaison between UTMAS, UTMSU, and the UTM Department of Anthropology.
    • Co-Vice Presidents (2 positions)
      • Coordinate schedules for UTMAS members, also responsible for longer programs and events.
    • Administrative Coordinator
      • Record meeting minutes and attendance, handle financial transactions.
    • Events Coordinator (2 positions)
      • Organize and coordinate UTMAS social and academic events.
    • Communications Officer (2 positions)
      • Answering emails and posting advertisements for events on UTMAS social media and UTMAS website.
    • Year Representatives (1 per year of study)
      • Liaison between the year assigned to and other members.