Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm in SSC 2257

Course Aim & Learning Outcomes

This seminar is organized by the Department of Anthropology. All graduate students present their research results in the seminar during the second half of their programs. Time permitting, faculty members and guest speakers may also present papers on their ongoing research in anthropology. This required course does not count for credit but appears as an audit on transcripts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the current research of colleagues and faculty members.
  • Appreciate the different ways in which anthropology is defined.
  • Have been introduced to new theoretical perspectives and approaches that might be useful in their own research.
  • Recognize what makes for an engaging and effective public presentation.
  • Know how to effectively communicate with colleagues across sub-disciplinary boundaries.

2018-19 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Fall 2018
Sept. 7 Department Research in the Spotlight

Everyone welcome! * Note: Begins at 1:30

Sept. 14 No seminar
Sept. 21

Student Presentations:

Danielle Alcock

Oral Narratives of Indigenous Families Including Caregivers Affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Kalley Armstrong

They Call Him Chief, I Call Him Grandpa

Required session
Sept. 28 Information session: External Scholarships, Q & A Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Oct. 5

Student Presentations:

Tamara Britton

Local Perceptions of Primates and Protected Areas: Exploring Natural-Cultural Relationships in the Pacoche Wildlife Refuge

Jutta Zeller-Beier

The value of diversity, leadership and civic engagement of newcomers/immigrants in London, Ontario

Required session
Oct. 12 Fall Study Break - No seminar
Oct. 19

Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Applications

Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Oct. 26

Student Presentations:

Marie-Pier Cantin

Grey Ethics: (Self) Reflections on the ethics Regime at the University of Western Ontario

 Becky Goodwin

Complicating Binaries: Exploring the materiality of gender in the Canadian Arctic

Required session
Nov. 2 No seminar
Nov. 9 No seminar
Nov. 16 Graduate Program Open House

Students interested in Anthro graduate program, current students & faculty welcome to meet prospective students

*Note time: 1:30-3:30pm

Nov. 23

Workshop: CGSM Scholarship Applications

Spence Lecture - Thijs van Kolfschoten – Emeritus Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands

Recommended for students applying for scholarships. *Note time: 1:00-2:00pm

All students encouraged to attend the lecture. 2:30pm, SSC 2257

Nov. 30 No seminar
Dec. 7 No seminar
Winter 2019
Jan. 11

 No seminar


Jan. 18 Workshop: OGS Scholarship Applications Recommended for new OGS  scholarship applicants (for students who have not applied previously or whose research topic has changed significantly since their last application)
Jan. 25 Student Presentations: Jeff Grieve, Annya Pucan Required session
Feb. 1 No seminar
Feb. 8 Student Presentations: Hillary Kiazyk, MD Rashedul Alam Required session
Feb. 15

Information session: Research Ethics (tentative)

Recommended for all students
Feb. 22

Reading Week: No seminar

Mar. 1 Student Presentations: Gabby Kurtzrock-Belyea, Jessica Lacerte Required session
Mar. 8 Student Presentations: Sarah Clarke, Driton Nushaj Required session
Mar. 15 No seminar
Mar .22 Student Presentations: Wade Paul, Pat Galler Required session
Mar. 29 No seminar
Apr. 5 No seminar