Understanding humanity in context

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From prehistoric humanity all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect individual and public life.


Waterloo's Anthropology research and teaching expertise covers three major sub-fields of the discipline: sociocultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.

  1. Apr. 13, 2022Undergraduate students receive the Silver Medal Award for Academic Excellence

    The department of anthropology annually awards its Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in Anthropology prize to a 3rd or 4th year anthropology student. The award winner is chosen from among our most highly achieving students, taking into consideration the activities and contributions to departmental life made by the student. The intention is to honour an excellent, all-round promising anthropologist.

    Congratulations to Camila Font and Hannah Mills.

  2. Apr. 5, 20222022 Citizenship Award recipient is Jessica Rae

    Each year, the department of anthropology recognizes one or two outstanding and well-rounded students who have shown exceptional commitment to the department and the University of Waterloo as a whole.

    Congratulations Jessica Rae! 

  3. Nov. 25, 2021Public Issues Anthropology graduate students receive the Sally Weaver Tuition Award

    Congratulations to Caitlin Brast and Sarah Tomkins. 

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