Graduate Student Resources
Anthropology Graduate Committee, 2012-13
Committee Chair: Nicole Couture
Fellowships: John Galaty
Admissions: Sandra Hyde
Member at Large and Language Requirement Contact: Katherine Lemons
Graduate Student Career Advisor: Ismael Vaccaro
Graduate Student Grant Advisor: John Galaty
Graduate Student Handbook
Guidelines for Submitting and Defending Your PhD Thesis Proposal
Library Liaison for Anthropology
Need help finding what you need at the library? Email the McGill library liaison for Anthropology and related topics, Mr. robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Robin Canuel), with questions about finding anthropological literature at McGill or for help with your library research, including bibliographic essays! Robin also holds office hours on Mondays from 12:30 to 2 pm in Leacock 715.
Graduate Student Research Facilities
The Graduate Student Lounge, located in Leacock 836, is available for studying or small meetings and contains an array of Department resources in addition to a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. The lounge is kept locked at all times. Contact the Department administrative staff for access or to obtain a key.
The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) provides some office space, computers and other facilities to students working on the interdisciplinary study of social and environmental development or related topics. For students specializing in international development or related topics, office space may also be available through the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). For students whose research relates to health or medicine, office space may also be available at the Social Studies of Medicine (SSOM) building. The Aboriginal Government, Resources, Economy and Environment (AGREE) team, focusing on indigenous hunting and fishing peoples in northern Canada and tropical Australia, provides support for students specializing in these areas.
Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS)
Visit the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS), headquartered at Thomson House (3650 McTavish), for reasonably priced tasty eats, beer or for answers to your questions about being a graduate student at McGill. PGSS represents the interests of graduate students, and their Committee for Member Support works to protect the rights of graduate students and postdocs. PGSS also hosts a variety of parties and events; offers a range of leisure courses in everything from salsa and french to yoga and public speaking; organizes group activities such as trivia nights; and occasionally sells bargain tickets to Montreal area shows and other cultural events.
Anthropology Graduate Students Association (AGSA)
The Anthropology Graduate Students Association (AGSA) is comprised of graduate students enrolled in the Department of Anthropology. Its main purpose is to provide a forum through which graduate students can meet to discuss issues related to the program and student life at McGill. AGSA is linked with other elements of the university governance structure and acts as a representative body for the graduate students in the department. AGSA also organizes conferences and other academic forms as well as recreational and cultural events for its membership and other members of the anthropological community in Montreal and beyond.
agsa [dot] anthropology [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email AGSA)
Update Your Information on the Department Website
If you are a McGill Anthropology Graduate Student and would like to update your information on the Department website, please submit any revisions via the Graduate Student Information Form. Contact emily [dot] donaldson [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Emily Donaldson) or conniedigiuseppe [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Connie Di Giuseppe) for a link to the form (available only to current graduate students).