The University of Toronto Ethnography Lab is extremely pleased to announce a singular opportunity for graduate students to participate in an innovative research initiative together with ethnography labs in Montreal (Concordia U.), Los Angeles (USC), Philadelphia (UPenn), and Kelowna in BC (UBC). Funded by a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, the initiative seeks to explore the … Continue reading
Category Archives: Ethnography in Canada
The Ethnography in Canada hub is envisaged as a forum to bring together university and community-based researchers conducting ethnographic research in Canada. Our aims are three-fold. First, we aim to create a peer-support environment and network. This includes a space to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and questions that arise as we navigate our work as ethnographers in communities where we may have other roles, political commitments, or consider ourselves to inhabit as “home”. Second, we aim to open a space for dialogue between academic and community-based researchers and to explore possibilities to become engaged with community initiatives and research needs. Third, we aim to support ethnographers whose work is in studying Canadian-based entities such as businesses, government, and not-for-profit organizations. This includes fostering productive discussion and support in situations where ethnographers are “studying up”.
These aims will be met through the organization of a regular discussion group, speaking events, and active outreach to community and university-based researchers at institutions throughout the country. Our discussion groups will begin in September of the 2015/2016 academic year, and a one-day conference is planned for Spring 2016.
Podcast Launch for “Kensington Market: Toronto in Transition”
The Kensington Market Research Project (KMRP) aims to produce rich and detailed knowledge about Toronto’s most celebrated multicultural heritage district. In this event, we will showcase its latest productions: ethnographic podcasts made by undergraduate ethnographers. As downtown Toronto faces the encroachment of big corporate retailers, the impending conversion of public housing into private condominiums, and the … Continue reading
Politics and the University: An Ethnographic Inquiry
A conference brought to you by the Ethnography Lab, practicum students (ANT473 and ANT 6200), and Prof Tania Li. The conference program is available here. Date: Thursday December 6 Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM Location: University of Toronto Anthropology Department, 19 Russell Street Toronto, Room AP 246 Is our university a hot bed of political activism, or is it … Continue reading
Workshop: (Re)Thinking Diversity & Comparison – May 4th, 10am-4pm
Our colleagues at the University of Toronto have organized a workshop on May 4th (10AM-4PM, AP246) as a part of the Osaka University summer exchange program that happens annually at the anthropology department and is run by Prof. Shiho Satsuka, along with Profs. Bonnie McElhinny and Girish Daswani. The workshop theme is about multiplying our … Continue reading
Music and the Marketing of Kensington Market
About the Methodological Extensions Panel Series 2017-2018 For the 2017/2018 academic year, the Ethnography Lab is excited to present Methodological Extensions, a series of panel presentations exploring non-traditional methods or sites of ethnographic research. The series consists of four separate panel discussions, each presenting the work of faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, who are working … Continue reading
Video: Ethnography Lab Summer High School Program 2016
This video introduces the 2016 Ethnography Lab Summer High School Program. The founder and director of the program, Prof. Joshua Barker from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, is featured welcoming 13 high school students from the GTA to the program. The ELSHSP, which aims to introduce high school students from grades 10-12 to … Continue reading
Visual Ethnography: Exploring Kensington Market (Video Update #3)
As part of a larger ongoing research project about Toronto’s Kensington Market, a group of students and film-makers are working together to produce an ethnographic film about this dynamic neighbourhood. Bronwyn Frey, a Master’s student at the University of Toronto, has chosen to share her video updates about the process of creating this film. Following … Continue reading
The Summer High School Program (2016) is Under Way!
The 2016 Ethnography Lab Summer High School Program is officially under way! The program, which aims to introduce high school students from grades 10-12 to the practice of ethnography, kicked off on Monday, July 4th and will run until Friday July 8th. During the course of the program, the students will be exposed to lectures, … Continue reading
Ethnography in Canada – Conference Program
The program and speaker lineup for the Ethnography in Canada 2016 conference have now been finalized. Please CLICK HERE to download the complete program booklet, including speaker bios and abstract, as a PDF. As a reminder, the conference location is: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) – Annex 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 On Bathurst, a … Continue reading
Ethnography in Canada 2016 Conference – Registration Open
The Ethnography Lab is pleased to announce that registration has opened for the inaugural Ethnography in Canada 2016 conference. Attendance is free — but registration is required. See post for details. Continue reading