Western Anthropology 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference

This conference will provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect critically on the networks of colleagues, collaborators, communities, artifacts, non-humans, and ontologies that we find ourselves as anthropologists so often entangled with. This conference will explore some of these complex relationships, and demonstrate the ways in which the discipline forms connections within field sites, online spaces, and classrooms, between colleagues, collaborators, and the public. We invite abstracts from across the social sciences that will facilitate scholarly discussion and critical thinking around the concept of ‘community’.

Congratulations to the session winners for presenting such fascinating papers!

Undergraduate session: Marie-Pier Cantin (Western University)

Fission & Fracture and Over-all Paper Winner: Alex Nelson (Western University)

Situating Community in Material Culture: Rebecca Parry (Western University)

Redefining Actors and Collaborators: Erin Andrews (University of Ottawa)

Community Engaged Education and Travel Bursary Winner: Ricki-Lynn Achilles (University of British Columbia)

Community Formation: Rachael Simser (Western University)

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Student Travel Bursary

The Western Anthropology Graduate Society will award one travel bursary in the amount of $100 to the author of an outstanding paper abstract from an out of town participant. A single recipient will be chosen by the conference programming committee based on accepted paper abstracts. Paper abstracts will be judged based on quality, creativity, and relevance to conference theme.  To be eligible to receive the travel bursary one must reside outside of London ON and confirm their attendance at the conference. The purpose of this bursary is to encourage and reward engaged outside participation in the event, and the money is intended to contribute to the cost of travelling to London ON for the conference.

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