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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

Making knowledge count  

The Department of Anthropology is one of Canada's largest socio-cultural anthropology departments that offers a range of degree options and opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our internationally recognized professors bring their cutting-edge research to the classroom and guide students to meet their academic and professional goals. We offer courses that cover topics from race and racism, media, religion, health and the body, inequality, migration, environment, to politics and more and provide a strong foundation to pursue diverse career goals.

What makes us unique: 

  • We offer unique training in qualitative research skills that will prepare you to analyze major social and political issues. 
  • We offer specialization through our certificates in Public Anthropology and Medical Anthropology 
  • We offer the opportunity to participate in a placement course that prepares you for a professional career in the fields of law, education, public policy, health, government, advocacy, research, and corporations 
  • We provide skills in critical thinking, reading, research, writing, and communication that are essential for academic and professional success.  

Our program is ranked in the top 100 Anthropology programs in the world, and top 10 in Canada, according to QS Rankings. Our professors have national and international reputations for scholarship, engaged advocacy and excellence in teaching. 

Please read our Land Acknowledgement, which recognizes the unique and enduring relationship of Indigenous people and their traditional territory. Additionally, please read our statement regarding the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which honours the lost victims and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.