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FAQ's about the Anthropology Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the Anthropology Program

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'MacAnthro' Twitter

The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University. Tweets from the department and the McMaster Anthropology Society.

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McMaster Anthropology Society (MAS)

The MAS is a recognized and funded club at McMaster University with the mission to provide anthropology students with opportunities to engage with the anthropological community.

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ASK! Anthropology Skills and Knowledge

ASK! Is a mentor program run by the department's graduate students who volunteer their time to help answer any questions undergraduate students may have about their academic experience. Graduate students from all fields of anthropology are available to provide information to undergrads on a range of topics from volunteering, to summer jobs, how to get into graduate school, and much more.

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NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology

Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Archaeology Library Collection

The Department Archaeology Library Collection Catalogue

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Databases for Anthropology

Library Resources Specifically for Anthropology Students.

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Subject Guide for Anthropology

Library Resources Specifically for Anthropology Students.

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Anthropology Grad Employers

Where are anthropologists working? Career resources from the American Anthropological Association Website.

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Experiential Education

All Social Science students have the opportunity to work with staff in the office of Experiential Education to apply for funds and programs that will provide learning experiences outside of the classroom. Anthropology students have been awarded Student Experience Grants to fund independent research and conference travel. Other students have completed internships through Experiential Education by working in anthropology related fields such as professional archaeology, museology, government, and education.

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Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Undergraduate Student Research Awards are intended to support research partnerships between faculty members and undergraduate students. The Awards provide undergraduate students an opportunity to receive $6000 to cover 15 weeks of full-time research-based activity over the summer.

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Study Abroad

A study abroad experience will give you the opportunity to gain tangible skills in your program of study, challenge your personal limits, foster your global perspective, and give you an edge in your career field – all without missing a beat during your time at McMaster. In other words, a study abroad experience is the perfect complement to your McMaster degree!

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Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Committed to student services and success, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships helps in providing students access to a post secondary education. We deliver financial aid and scholarship programs with a professional and empathic approach thus developing our students, our university and our community.

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The Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is the place on campus to address your wellness needs. By providing a wide range of Counselling Options, Medical Services and Wellness Education resources, we hope that we can enhance your academic success and your McMaster experience.

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Academic & Writing Skills

From writing support and tutoring services to workshops and educational planning, we act as your central hub for academic support. We offer opportunities for you to meet individually with trained students and staff, to participate in workshops and gain access to tools for self-guided learning. For more information, please contact us at skills@mcmaster.ca.

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Paying Your Fees

Student Accounts & Cashiers

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Dates & Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for course enrolment and other sessional dates.

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Course Calendars

This is McMaster University’s official repository for degree, program, and course requirements.

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MOSAIC

Your access point for McMaster University's administrative information systems.

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Activate your MAC ID

The tool where Faculty, Staff and Students can activate their MACID.

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Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

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Graduate Resources

Recent Graduate MRP and Theses

Have a look at a listing of Major Research Projects and Theses in the Graduate program.

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The Graduate Workshop

The Graduate Workshop is a student-focused bi-weekly workshop that is defined for and by graduate students along with the faculty facilitator. It is twinned with the departmental visiting speakers’ series on alternate weeks, so that each week (Tuesdays at 3:30) there is a collective forum for intellectual discussion outside of specific course-work.

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My Grad Skills

McMaster University subscribes to My Grad Skills, along with Queen's University, University of Guelph, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and Western University. Using your university email account, graduate students can log in to view 18 short, self-paced training units on topics such as how to write a resume, how to conduct a job search, the art of entrepreneurship, teaching and learning, and academic and professional communications.

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NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology

Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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'MacAnthro' Twitter

The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University. Tweets from the department and the McMaster Anthropology Society.

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Paying Your Fees

Student Accounts & Cashiers

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Course Calendars

This is McMaster University’s official repository for degree, program, and course requirements.

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MOSAIC

Your access point for McMaster University's administrative information systems.

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Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

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Professional Associations

There are many professional associations and conferences that Anthropologists can join or attend. Being a part of the Anthropological community is important to those wishing to pursue academic careers, those wishing to gain presentation skills, or are interested in what other people are doing in the field. Many sites also offer job searches. Here are a few associations to which our Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate students belong: