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Primate Pursuits (Cancelled)

The Primatologist's Journey Through Fieldwork and Life


Date & time
November, 2023
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Mother and infant Japanese macaque, Awajishima island, Japan by Brogan Stewart (2022)

What exactly does a primatologist do? 

Discover what it means to be a scientist who studies primates. From the fascinating moments of observing monkeys and apes in their habitats, to how that translates to scientific inquiry. Our experts will share their research and personal experiences, providing a glimpse into the wonderful moments and potential hardships of fieldwork, while unraveling the mysteries of primate behaviour and ecology.

This panel will go beyond discussing strictly research and offers a window into the lives of those who have chosen to immerse themselves in the captivating world of primates. The discussion will cover stories from the field, anecdotes about the animals, what insights have been gained, how perspectives on life have changed, and what this is all like while balancing family and social life. 

Whether you are an aspiring primatologist, an environmentalist, an animal-lover, or simply curious about studying animals, this panel discussion promises to inspire, educate, and spark meaningful conversations about the interplay between science, adventure, and the experiences that inevitably shape our lives. Do not miss this unique opportunity to gain insights in the thrilling world of primatology and the profound lessons learned from nonhuman primates.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

Have questions? Send them to


Sarah Turner

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University

Julie Teichroeb

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Scarborough

Iulia Bădescu

Associate Professor, Département d’Anthropologie, Université de Montréal

Laura Bolt

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga; Primatologist, Maderas Rainforest Conservancy 

Brogan Stewart

PhD Candidate, Environmental Science, and 2023-2024 Public Scholar, Concordia University; Moderator

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