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

Cranial modification in Pachacamac, Perú. A comparative study of skeletal remains and funerary bundles from late pre-Hispanic periods (1000-1532 CE)

Ashley Ward

Echoes of Violence: Uncovering Structural Violence at Pachacamac, Peru

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

Differentiating Genetic, Environmental, and Behavioural Influences on the Human Femur

Kaylee Woldum

Applying A "Strong Like Two People" Approach to Archaeology Education

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 No seminar
Jan. 13

Workshop: MA Thesis Proposals & PhD Statements of Interest (due in April/May)

Required for all first-year students
Jan. 20

 Workshop: OGS Scholarship Applications (Applications due Jan 31, 2023, 4:00pm, EST)

Recommended for students applying for new OGS scholarships
Jan. 27 No seminar
Feb. 3 No seminar
Feb. 10 Research Ethics Information Session: Katelyn Harris

Required session for students applying to NMREB for approval

Feb. 17

Student Presentations:

Rawand Amsdr

The Politics of Photographic Representation During the Syrian Revolution

Sydney Holland

Breastfeeding and weaning practices in 18th-19th century Pointe-aux-Trembles: Stable isotope analysis of deciduous dentition

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

Student Presentations:

Kalley Armstrong

Exploring the experiences of girls playing hockey in Residential School

Required session
Mar. 10 WAGS Workshop Series: The Editorial and Peer Review Process - Lisa Hodgetts All are welcome to attend.
Mar. 17

Spence Lecture:

Kisha Supernant - University of Alberta,Wampum Learning Lodge

Indigenous Archaeology as Restorative Justice

View the recorded lecture here.
Mar. 24

WAGS Workshop Series: How to Write a Journal Article - Greg Beckett

All are welcome to attend.


Mar. 31

Student Presentations:

Tamara Britton

People, Primates and Bamboo: Bridging the Conservation Gap in the Pacoche Wildlife Refuge, coastal Ecuador

Rebecca Lahosky

Monkey See, Monkey Tool: Looking for Lateralization in the Hands of Tool-Using Capuchins

Required session