Here, you will find information about conferences, lectures, workshops, awards, grants, bursaries, and positions offered both on- and off-campus. For information about events hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology please visit our news and events page. Check out our Department of Sociology and Anthropology Facebook page for news, events, and photos.

General Announcements

  • Western University’s graduate program in Anthropology is holding an Open House Information Session for prospective graduate students on Friday, November 1. Please click here for more information.
  • Ingenium Canada invites you to join them for “Hercules and The Last Straw” at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8 for a special evening of art and inspiration. Please RSVP here by Sunday, November 3. Students can use the promo code (HERCULE2019) for free tickets.
  • The American Anthropological Association (AAA) invites Canadian departments with graduate programs in anthropology to participate in the Graduate School Fair at the joint AAA-CASCA annual meeting on November 20-24, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Grad School Fair will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. To sign up for the Graduate School Fair, department representatives can fill out this online form.
  • Are you a 2nd or 3rd-year FASS major? Would you like to take a professor to lunch (for free)? Click here for more information and to see which professors are participating.
  • The Carleton University Emotional Geographies Lab is currently recruiting graduate student participants for their project, “Imposter Syndrome? Locating Academic (In)Security.” This project examines “imposter syndrome” and the ways it circulates in and structures experiences of academic spaces and practices on Carleton’s campus. You can navigate to their project page on the Emotional Geographies Lab Website, and fill out the online questionnaire here.
  • Do you self-identify as having a physical chronic condition(s) which people ordinarily can’t see? A graduate student is currently recruiting undergraduate student participants for their project. Please click here for more information.

Calls for Papers/Conferences/Talks

  • Carleton’s Discovery Centre is pleased to provide financial support for a select number of students to attend the U.S. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Montana State University March 26-28, 2020. To apply for sponsorship from the Discovery Centre, students are asked to first submit their abstract proposals online using this form. The deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Please click here for more information.
  • The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University welcomes proposals for research papers, artworks, and/or participatory projects for their conference, Context and Meaning XIX: Hindsight 20/20. The deadline to submit abstracts is November 15, 2019. Please click here for more information.
  • The Carleton University Communication Graduate Caucus (CGC) has issued a call for proposals for their 15th annual conference. The deadline to submit abstracts and biographies is December 15, 2019. Please click here for more information.
  • Alternate Routes and the University of Bari, Italy invites individual paper and panel submissions for their latest conference and journal special issue. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019. Please click here for more information.


  • The Transforming Knowledge, Research, and Activism (TDKRA) invites you to join them for their Film Screening event, “Our Journey: An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Women and Girls with Disabilities across Borders.” The screening will be followed by an interdisciplinary conversation about the film with Deborah Stienstra, Claudia Mitchell, Thuy Linh Dang, Landon Pearson, and Xuan Thuy Nguyen. This event will be taking place at Woodside Hall (Carleton’s Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St.) from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. Please register here.
  • The Studies in Political Economy 40th Anniversary Conference, “The Limits of Capitalism and the Challenge of Alternatives” will be taking place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 in 2017 Dunton Tower. Please RSVP here.
  • Carleton University Art Gallery invites you to “Shannon Finnegan” which will be taking place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 at Carleton’s Dominion-Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper Street).
  • The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) invites you to its second annual “Financial Literacy” workshop, which is taking place from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 in room 252 of the MacOdrum Library. Please register here.
  • The Joint Chair in Women’s Studies will be hosting author and comedian Dawn Dumont at Carleton on November 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in 608 Robertson Hall for her talk “Decolonizing Through Humour.” Please click here to register for the event.
  • You are invited to attend the Wabano Symposium, which is taking place at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Grand Gathering Space (299 Montreal Road) November 4, 5, and 6. Please click here for more details.
  • You are invited to an upcoming event being hosted by BGInS. “Deported but Not Defeated in Mexico City” with Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz will be taking place from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on November 13 in 2017 Dunton Tower. Please RSVP by emailing
  • Please join the School of Journalism and Communication on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. for a screening of the film “Seeing the Unseen,” an Icelandic film about women on the autism spectrum (ASD) in Richcraft Hall Theatre (room 2200). Please register here.



Tenure-Track/Full Time Positions

  • The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa currently invites application for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Consideration of applications will begin October 24, 2019.
  • The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier 2 SSHRC Canada Research Chair (CRC) and tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of the Autonomous Technologies and Social Change beginning July 1, 2020. The closing date for applications is December 1, 2019.
  • The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a starting date of July 1, 2020. Applicants must hold a PhD in Anthropology, or be ABD. Given the University of Alberta’s commitment to inclusiveness, priority will be given to persons who are Indigenous – in this instance, people who are First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Métis, Inuit, Alaskan Native, or Native American. The closing date for applications is December 2, 2019.
  • The Department of Sociology & Social Studies at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2020. Applications close on December 9, 2019.
  • The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and The Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020. Please click here and here for information about each position. Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applications will be considered until December 15, 2019.

Non-Tenure Track/Other Positions

  • Habib University in Pakistan regularly welcomes faculty applications. Please click here for the job listings.