Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar for 2022-23 will take place on Fridays, 1:30-2:30 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.

2022-23 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Fall 2022
Sept. 9

Department Research in the Spotlight

Everyone welcome & encouraged to participate!
Sept. 16 Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Applications (Applications due Sept. 23, 8:00pm, EST) Recommended for students applying for SSHRCD scholarships
Sept. 23

No seminar

Sept. 30 Workshop: Grant Writing for CGSM & OGS Applications Required session for first-year MA students
Oct. 7

Student Presentations:

Zsofia Agoston Villalba

Teachers' Work: Learning and Teaching about Difficult Knowledge in Ontario Schools

Franziska Albrecht

‘Monolithic’ Thinking - Friend And Foe For Colombian Forensic Anthropologists?

Required session
Oct. 14 Info Session: Using Citation Management Software for Student Papers, Theses, & Manuscripts: Federica Guccini Students who are interested in learning about citation management software
Oct. 21

Student Presentations:

Naomi Nakahodo Moromizato

Ashley Ward

Required session
Oct. 28 Graduate Program Information Session (in-person & online) Prospective students interested in the Anthropology Graduate Program
Nov. 4 Fall Study Break - No seminar
Nov. 11

Student Presentations:

Isabelle Rutherford

Kaylee Woldum

Required session
Nov. 18 Workshop: CGSM Scholarship Applications (Applications due Dec.1, 8:00pm, EST) Recommended for students applying for CGSM scholarships
Nov. 25

No seminar

Dec. 2 No seminar
Winter 2023
Jan. 6 Workshop: MA Thesis Proposals & PhD Statements of Interest (due in April/May) Required session for first-year students
 Jan. 13 Workshop: OGS Scholarship Applications (Applications due Jan 31, 2023, 4:00pm, EST) Recommended for students applying for new OGS scholarships
 Jan. 20 Research Ethics Information Session: Zoe Levi


Required session for students applying to NMREB for approval
Jan. 27 No seminar
Feb. 3 No seminar
Feb. 10 No seminar


Feb. 17

Student Presentations:

Rawand Amsdr

Sydney Holland

Required session
Feb. 24 Reading Week - No seminar
Mar. 3

Student Presentations:

Phil Woodley

Kalley Armstrong

Required session
Mar. 10 No seminar
Mar. 17

Spence Lecture:

Kisha Supernant - University of Alberta

Everyone encouraged to attend
Mar. 24

Student Presentations:

Matt Resendes Medeiros

Tamara Britton

Rebecca Lahosky

Required session

(Note: this session will run from 1:30-3:00pm)

Mar. 31 No seminar