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Meet the Assistant Professor candidates the week of Nov. 14

The Department of Anthropology invites the UTM community to meet Dr. Mark Grabowski, Dr. Lauren Schroeder, and  Dr. David Samson from Nov. 14, 16 & 23, 2016. Not only will the each candidates be giving a mock lecture on evolutionary anthropology, with relevant specialties such as paleoanthropology, primatology with an evolutionary focus, human physiology and adaptation, and related topics, including behavioural aspects of human evolution. The mock course lecture will be followed by job talks as well as lunches at UTM. The event is welcome to all, especially Anthropology undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members!

Check out the first lecture by Dr. Grabowski:




How to Succeed 101

UTMAS is proud to present the first of our Skills Workshop series: Research!

Pam King, the research librarian for Anthropology and Forensic Science, has kindly agreed to come and speak to us about how to search our UofT databases to find what we need for research papers and projects!

All students, regardless of department, are welcome to come to this workshop! The goal of this workshop is to provide students with the basics required for research, in preparation for graduate studies.

Do not miss out on this opportunity!!

Again, all UTMAS events are positive spaces inclusive of everyone.


Get Ready for the Spookiest events in October (FNL tickets are involved)

October is all about the pumpkin spice lattes, the abrupt coldness, and also … HALLOWEEN! This Tuesday and Wednesday, spot us at the student centre for the Halloween Haunted House and the Halloween Carnival.

UTMAS is proud to be part of the UTMSU Haunted House again this year! And to make it even better, we will be collaborating with the Forensics Society and the Sri Lankan Student Association to frighten all of you to death (hopefully not literally). Test your courage on October 25th (Tuesday) from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Student Centre Presentation Room.

Come out to the Haunted Carnival next Wednesday October 26th starting from 12pm. To celebrate Halloween in anthropology-style, we will be having awesome games like “Halloween all around the world” to test your knowledge of Halloween celebrated by different people around the world. And best of all, the prizes includes a chance to win two tickets to Friday Night Live at the ROM. Be on the look out for our table in the Student Centre on October 26th (Wednesday) from 12pm to 6pm.

Check out the events and details at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/305749276472859/ (Haunted House)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1436158119732278/ (Haunted Carnival)

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our executive council page. Our year reps of the year would very much like to introduce themselves to the reader.


Be Part of UTMAS Executive Council!

UTMAS is pleased to announce our Fall elections. This is your chance to become more involved on campus and make a difference while meeting new people and having fun!

There are 4 positions available on the executive council for the 2016/17 school year: 4 Year Representatives. 1 seat for the 1st year rep, 1 seat for the 2nd year rep, and 2 seats for the 3rd/4th year reps. Noted that nominees must be enrolled in an Anthropology subject POSt at UTM and year representatives must be enrolled in courses for the year they are running for. More detailed information about the positions and the responsibilities associated with them can be found in the UTMAS Constitution.

Nominations are to be submitted to anthropology@utmsu.ca by 11:59 pm on Sept. 11th (Sun). In the nomination, please include your name, program & year of program, the position you are running for, and your interest in the said position. A confirmation email will be send for further procedures. There will be a compulsory candidate meeting on Tuesday, Sept 13th for all nominees to go over campaigning rules. Voting will run from Sept 19 through Sept 22th, and the results will be announce on Friday, Sept 23rd.

If you have any questions about the process please feel free to contact us through email (anthropology@utmsu.ca).


Annual General Meeting

UTMAS will be having our final event of the 2015-2016 school year!

This event is our Annual General Meeting where members of the society will be made aware of our society’s finances, how we allocated our budget, and why we made certain decisions the way that we did. Members are invited to come and provide the society with constructive feedback in order to improve the society and its events for the next year.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 26th, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Student Centre, Room 280

Free lunch and coffee will be available!

2016-04-21 - General Meeting

Pottery Workshop

UTMAS is proud to announce a POTTERY WORKSHOP as our final What Your Anthropology Degree Can Do For You session! We have a line-up of three speakers who will be sharing their Workstudy Research on pottery at UTM, then a fun interactive portion in the final hour of our workshop where participants can build their own works of art. The interactive portion is aimed to help participants apply the information they have learned throughout the workshop while having some fun with their hands!

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 29th, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: DV2045

Light refreshments will be provided at the back of the room.

Note that the workshop is being held in an active academic classroom. Please do not touch any artifacts or specimens on display without the permission of professors or teaching assistants on site.

We hope to see you there! Thank you!

2016-03-09 - Pottery Workshop

Defining Anthropology Conference

Come join UTMAS on March 12th for our Defining Anthropology Conference!

This event is held so that those who completed an independent study, internship or work study position can present their experience and research to their fellow students. UTMAS is proud to announce that we will have students and professors across all four disciplines of Anthropology presenting at our conference, with a special talk from Dr. Lohmann from Trent University!

Registration and a light breakfast will be served starting at 9:30am.
The conference will officially begin at 10:00am, and lunch served at 12:00pm.
A tentative schedule can be found on our facebook event page.

Faculty, staff, and students across all three UofT campuses are welcome to spectate!
Spectators are welcome to kindly make a min. $5 donation which will go towards the UTMAS Field School Scholarship.

UTMAS would like to extend a special thanks to the UTM Anthropology Department for their support in making this conference possible, to all of the presenters, and Dr. Roger Ivar Lohmann for taking the time to be our keynote speaker.

Defining Anthropology Conference and Poster Session