Visual Ethnography: Exploring Kensington Market (Video Update #3)
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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

Ethnography Lab Contributes to U of T Anthropology Department’s Northrup Frye Award Win 2016
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Ethnography Lab Contributes to U of T Anthropology Department’s Northrup Frye Award Win 2016

Transforming Students into Researchers: Anthropology Wins the 2016 Northrop Frye Award The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto is the proud 2016 recipient of the Northrop Frye Award! By integrating original fieldwork into undergraduate courses, the department has been recognized for introducing students to research and rousing their enthusiasm. Both are key criteria … Continue reading

Imaging Kensington
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Imaging Kensington

Imaging Kensington is a series of informal meet-ups of members of the Ethnography Lab who explore Kensington Market in more depth through personal photography and focused discussions on multidisciplinary themes. This past month we have been using the concepts of palimpsest, facade and bricolage to seek new insights into ways that the past plays out in the present in the social, cultural and spatial … Continue reading

Munk One Students Partner with the Ethnography Lab
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Munk One Students Partner with the Ethnography Lab

Students from the University of Toronto’s Munk One program have recently completed a partnership with the Ethnography Lab to conduct mini ethnography projects. Each of the 29 students spent time in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood making observations, conducting informal interviews and writing ethnographic fieldnotes addressing an individual research theme. Each thematic project was also clustered … Continue reading

“We Are the Ethnography Lab”: A Video
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“We Are the Ethnography Lab”: A Video

University of Toronto Anthropology undergraduate students Dan Gelinas, Katherine Achacoso, and Stephanie Wighton, who have been conducting ethnographic research in Toronto’s famed Kensington Market as part of a methods course, produced a brief video documenting some of the insights they gathered about their various research sites, including Ronnie’s Local 069 Bar, Graffiti’s Bar & Grill, … Continue reading

Kensington Market Research Project Scan-a-thon: A summary
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Kensington Market Research Project Scan-a-thon: A summary

On April 26th, 2015, the students of “ANTH447H1 Ethnographic Practicum: Metropolis” course directed by Dr. Joshua Barker, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto hosted their first Scan-a-thon event. As part of a long-term research project on the cultures and people of Toronto’s Kensington Market, eleven undergraduate and 4 graduate students got together … Continue reading