Current students, alumni, past and present faculty, contract instructors and staff gathered together September 20 and 21, 2019 to celebrate the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s 50th anniversary.

Two senior members of the Department, Janet Siltanen (Professor Emerita) and Blair Rutherford (Chair, Professor of Anthropology), reflected on the trajectories of the two founding disciplines in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as we celebrated its first 50 years.

50 fun facts about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology were collected to share more information about the history of the department and to highlight the many exciting accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff over the years.

An archive exhibit was prepared and displayed in Lester B. Pearson seminar room (D794 Loeb) to showcase the history of the department. Alongside the posters were multiple artifacts that were gathered to share with those visiting the archive exhibit.