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We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.


Anthropology is concerned with the unity and diversity of humanity (and related primates) and of human culture and society from a comparative and global perspective. For nearly 150 years, aspects of Anthropology have been taught at the University of Toronto. The Department of Anthropology was established in 1936 and has included many of the most prominent figures in Canadian Anthropology. The first M.A. degree was awarded in 1949, the first Ph.D. in 1956.

The University of Toronto is comprised of three campuses: the University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) in downtown Toronto, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) to the west, and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to the east; undergraduate Anthropology programs are delivered on all three. Our academic communities are linked through common research interests and tri-campus graduate programs.

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