On April 29th to May 1st, to promote networking, information sharing, and collegiality among anthropology students in Manitoba, UMASA organized and hosted the 2011 Manitoba Anthropology Student Conference.
Delegates came from the University of Manitoba, Brandon University, and the University of Winnipeg to meet their peers and share their research.
All day Saturday and Sunday morning sessions were held on the 5th floor of University Center. Twenty-two presentations of original research were made by undergraduate and graduate students.
Daily lunches were provided by Degrees…
…as was our dinner banquet on Saturday night. Dr. Kent Fowler, a University of Manitoba alumnus, gave the keynote address.
Fabulous prizes were scooped up by ecstatic banquet attendees, including a guided tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building, trowels from Marshalltown and Archeostore, a basket of goodies from Winnipeg Folklorama, digital calipers from Paleo-Tech Concepts…
Sunday morning’s inclement weather did not stop attendees from arriving for the second day of papers and presentations.
On Sunday afternoon, after the final sessions, Manitoba’s own Chris Whaley demonstrated flint knapping techniques and spoke to students about archaeology in the province.
The MASC organizing committee would like to thank both our attendees and our sponsors (The University of Manitoba Students’ Union, The University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association, The University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts, The University of Manitoba Department of Anthropology, and UMASA) for their commitments to the success of not only the conference, but to the future practice of anthropology in Manitoba and beyond.
For a copy of the MASC2011 program, click here. For information about conference proceedings, please check the Journal of the University of Manitoba Anthropology Students’ Association.