MEDUSA: Call For Papers 2014

The 2nd Annual MEDUSA Graduate Student Colloquium will be on Wednesday March 19th and Thursday March 20th, 2014.  The deadline for submitting papers is Friday February 21st, 2014. More details are available here: 2014 Call for Papers.presentation


Coffee Breaks!

Middle of the semester got you down? Need a break from the computer screen?

Come out and enjoy hot coffee and treats on the AGSU!

St. George Campus
Tuesday Nov. 5th, from 12–2 pm
Graduate Student Lounge (3rd Floor)canstock14882492
Mississauga Campus
Wednesday Nov. 6th, from 12–2 pm
HSC 4th Floor lounge
Scarborough Campus
Thursday Nov. 7th, from 12–2 pm

Fall Wine & Cheese


Let’s start the year out right with our annual fall wine & cheese.  Join us at the Croft Chapter House (15 King’s College Circle) for food and drinks between 4:30 – 6:30 on September 13th.  As always, we greatly welcome any contribution to the refreshments, and are happy to reimburse you for the cost of ingredients.  If you have any dietary restrictions or need further accommodations please contact Sara at

The wine & cheese is also when we announce the AGSU executive for 2013-14.  We are currently looking for the following positions: secretary, treasurer, GSU reps, CUPE reps, Medusa coordinators, vis-a-vis lead editor, vis-a-vis editors, computer coordinator, communications coordinator, and members-at-large.  Joining the executive is a great way to get involved with the department, meet other grad students, and build your CV.  If you are interested in any of the above roles, please contact Steven and Emma at least 24 hours before the wine & cheese.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

PS. The department is working on updating the anthropology site, and will have a photographer at this event to get some shots of faculty, staff, and students.  If you have any questions or concerns about this matter, please contact


Summer Announcements


Greetings new and returning anthropology grads!

While a more detailed summer update is being sent through email, we would also like to quickly post some information about August and September.  For all incoming students, Orientation Day is September 4th this year, the agenda is currently being finalized and should be out shortly.  The AGSU will be there as usual to give a brief presentation, sort out office space, and to kick off the mentorship program.  Past and present students are encouraged to participate in the mentorship event, details will be sent out soon by Sara, one of our social coordinators for 2013-14.

For current students, office space applications will be going out on July 30th, and will be due back on August 13th.  If you do not fill out this form, you will not receive an office.  Moving day is tentatively set for August 30th, please try to move out of your current offices by this date (especially if you are not returning or requesting space for 2013-14).

As always, we would also like to start everyone thinking about joining the AGSU Executive in the upcoming year.  The following positions are open as of September, and interested students should contact us at least 24 hours before the first department wine & cheese (date TBA):  Secretary, Treasurer, Computer Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, GSU Reps, CUPE Reps, Medusa Coordinators, Vis-a-Vis Editors, Vis-a-Vis Lead Editor, and Members at Large.  Your participation of course makes the AGSU better, and we are always seeking students from all sub-disciplines to make the executive the best it can be.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to us (Emma and Steven), your 2013-14 AGSU co-presidents.  Hope everyone is having a great summer, and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Spring Wine and Cheese – April 19, 2013


Croft Chapter House, University College, 15King’s College Circle

We hope that you will join us for the AGSU Spring Wine & Cheese on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 5:00-7:00PM in the Croft Chapter House at University College. Food as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The location is accessible. If you have any dietary restrictions or need further accommodations please contact Michelle Cameron at

We look forward to seeing you after a busy year!

GSU Elections

Voting for the GSU executive and the Bikechain referendum is underway!  There are polling stations across campus (see for exact locations). Voting continues today (Wednesday, March 27) 11 – 7, and Thursday 11 – 4.

See candidate profiles here:

Call for Papers: The Chacmool Conference 2013, hosted by the University of Calgary

The Chacmool Conference 2013, hosted by the University of Calgary, has posted a call for presentation abstracts. Details are below and in the attached document.

“Trading Spaces: The Archaeology of Interaction, Migration and Exchange”
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
November 7-9, 2013

Call for Presentation Abstracts – Deadline is April 1, 2013

The Chacmool Conference this year is focused on the understanding of cultures worldwide and across time through interpretation and context of the movement of people, materials and ideas. The theme allows for exploration of topics such as conflict and interaction spheres, landscape archaeology, trade, and of course, interaction, migration, and exchange. The interaction, migration, and the exchange of goods and ideas between people have been an effective adaptive strategy as well as being an integral part of human civilization, from hunter-gatherer groups to the metropolises that dot the globe today. These are undeniably important topics for future and current consideration in archaeology.

Abstracts of approximately 150 words should be sent via email to: or via online submission on our website: and follow the link to the Abstract Submission Form. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.