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Join UTMAS at the ROM’s FNL!

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Join the UTM Anthropology Society on their Roam of the ROM: Culture to Couture!

UTMAS will be selling student tickets to the ROM’s Friday Night Live event on Friday, November 24th. The theme of the event is “Chic”, in celebration of the Christian Dior exhibit, which ticket holders will be able to see.

Tickets are $13 each, and can be purchased from any of the society executives. Please note that FNL is a 19+ event, and ticket holders are responsible for bringing their photo ID and student ID to the event.

Tickets are limited, so if you want one, let us know as soon as possible! You can send us a message on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, email us, or see us during office hours.

We hope to see you there!



Looking Into Grad School? Come to Our Information Session!

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Are you in your final year and polishing off your grad school applications? Or are you in your first year and planning ahead? No matter what stage you’re at, all are welcome to come to our Graduate School Information Session! This is a free event where students will get the chance to hear from professors about how to write strong applications and how to get letters of reference. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, happening November 15th from 10-11:30AM. Light refreshments will be provided.

Let’s Go to the AGO!

AGO Poster

Do you like art, Guillermo del Toro, field trips – or all of the above? Join UTMAS, the Department of Visual Studies Student Society (DVSSS) and the Historical Studies Society (HSS) for a trip to the AGO on Friday, October 27th. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased from any of the participating executives during office hours (here are ours). The bus will be leaving UTM at 12:45PM and will pick everyone up from the AGO at 5:30PM.

Let us know if you can make it on the Facebook event page!

If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask us in person during office hours or by sending us an email.

We hope you can make it!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Halloween Volunteer Poster

UTMAS is looking for volunteers to help us out with the setup and running of our events during UTMSU’s Apocalypse week. If you are interested in taking part, please email Kristen at anthropology@utmsu.ca, and include your availability for the following dates and events:

Monday October 23: UTMAS Table at the Haunted Carnival, 10AM – 3PM
Tuesday October 24: Setup for the Haunted House, ALL DAY
Wednesday October 25: Setup for and acting in the Haunted House, 6PM – 10PM

We can’t wait to see you there!

Call for Volunteers!


The Fall Campus Day is a campus-wide event aimed towards high school students who may be interested in coming to UTM next September. UTMAS holds a table every year to help answer questions and encourage potential incoming students. Attendance for the whole day is not mandatory, you can simply help out for a couple of hours. All volunteers will be provided with a food voucher for lunch.

Please send your availability to Kristen at anthropology@utmsu.ca before October 11th.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events 3/3: UTMAS Student Conference

Calling all researchers and students! UTMAS will be hosting an Anthropology Conference open to anthropology students (both graduate and undergraduate) across all campuses!

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 Jubal Jamieson, a First Nations Archaeology Monitor!

Presently, we are looking for students who may be interested in presenting their research papers and posters at the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to practice making oral presentations, and receive constructive feedback before your official presentations at the end of the term as well as share your enthusiasm for anthropology with others!

Please email anthropology@utmsu.ca with a one-page abstract (around 300 words) and a brief outline of what you wish to talk about by Friday March 10,2017. Presentations are expected to around 5-10 minutes.

Also feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.


Upcoming Events 2/3: 2017/18 UTMAS Elections

Are you interested to be more involved on campus? Make a difference? Boost your resume? Or just simply looking to share your love of anthropology with others of your kind?

Why not apply for our executive council positions?

Positions Available:

President (1)*
Senior Adviser (1)*
Vice-President (1)
Secretary/Treasurer (1)
Communications (2)
Events Coordinator (1)
Senior Representative (3)
* must have been in UTMAS for one year

**All nominees must attend the All-candidate Meeting on March 13 (Monday) to go over campaigning rules.**

How to be nominated: submit a short blurb about yourself and why the position is for you (attach a picture of yourself) to: anthropology@utmsu.ca. In the nomination, please include your name, program & year of program, the position you are running for, and your interest in the said position.
Elections will be held between March 20-24st. Results will be announced on March 27.