Call for proposals- Concurrent sessions Canadian Association of Graduate Studies Annual Conference. Due: Apr 30, 2016

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Call for proposals- Concurrent sessions
CAGS invites submissions for concurrent sessions for the 2016 CAGS Annual Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, November 2-4.  
All submissions should reflect this year’s conference theme:
Accessing graduate studies
We welcome proposals that touch on topics that address aboriginal issues; issues of disability; issues relating to financial and/or social challenges facing graduate students. Proponents are urged to develop panels providing a well-rounded discussion and practical advice if possible to the particular issue being addressed. A concurrent session lasts 75 minutes and should allow sufficient time for adequate discussion and exchange with participants. Student perspectives are welcomed.
Please provide a working session title, a description, and name(s) of proposed speaker(s). 
Please note that there is no monetary compensation awarded to speakers. CAGS can provide some audio-visual assistance for presentations.
Proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2016.
Forward proposals and contact information to  using the title: “Concurrent session 2016”.


Call for Abstracts – Indigenous Studies – Chicago 2016. Due: Apr 30, 2016

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Call for Abstracts
Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
Abstract Proposal deadline: April 30, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare (847-678-4488) from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
New Media
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Popular Literature
Radio shows
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
Popular Music

250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by April 30, 2016. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system,

Send questions and inquiries to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at

For more information about the conference, including how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at

Call for Submissions – Thunderbird Stories: Indigenous Writing Contest. Due: Feb 29, 2016

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Thunderbird Stories is proud to announce our second year hosting a National Indigenous writing contest. The contest will run to February 29th, 2016.

Our stories & legends are an important part of our culture and history. This contest supports & encourages Indigenous writers to showcase their talent and provides them with the profile to further their aspirations. Thunderbird Stories will be judged by 5 Indigenous people.

Portion of the proceeds will go towards Families of Sisters in Spirit, a volunteer, non-profit organization led by families of missing & murdered Aboriginal women. Through the efforts of this contest, we can assist Families of Sisters in Spirit to help continue their efforts in their search for missing and murdered Aboriginal Woman.

For more information on how to participate please email

Submission Guidelines:

CFP: Investigating Our Practices, UBC Vancouver. Due: Mar 4, 2016

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS ­ first announcement

Closes:  March 4, 2016


Investigating Our Practices

19th Annual IOP Conference | May 14, 2016

UBC Vancouver | Faculty of Education




Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our teaching practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice.


On May 14, 2016 UBC hosts the 19th Annual IOP Conference, where practicing education professionals and students come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice. As 2015/16 marks the Year of Alumni ­ celebrating outstanding educators from UBC Faculty of Education – the 19th Annual IOP Conference welcomes proposals related to this theme.


The conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. These exchanges typically fall within the following areas of inquiry:

€    the preparation of practitioners

€    the ongoing education of practitioners

€    the focus on classroom practice

€    the context of practice (e.g., social, political and cultural analysis of practice)

€    researching practice (e.g., teacher inquiry/action)


The online Call for Proposals is now open, and closes on March 4, 2016. Proposals are invited in three formats:


€    Submit a proposal for an individual or group session. We want challenging, relevant, interactive presentations that showcase how you have been investigating some dimension of teaching practice. Session time should be divided equally between provoking discussion by providing access to your understandings and providing opportunity for others to discuss your conclusions.

€    Host a roundtable discussion. You have a critical question you would like to discuss with other practitioners and you are willing to initiate and moderate a conversation, perhaps based on your own experience or research.

€    Prepare a poster session. The poster format is ideal for the visual presentation of research results, a program of research or research activities of a group.






CFP – Western Research Centre of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN), Due: Jan. 15, 2015

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Please find attached the Fall 2015 Call for Proposals from the Western Research Centre of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN). Please feel free to distribute to your contacts.

Call for Proposals (.doc): UAKN Nov. 2015 CFP Western RC
If you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Paul Bowles, Economics Department, University of Northern BC:
Dr. Ross Hoffman, First Nations Studies Dept., University of Northern BC:

CSSE 2016 Conference-Call for Presentations | Invitations à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le congrès SCÉÉ 2016

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(La version française est à la suite de la version anglaise.)
Dear Member:
On behalf of the CSSE Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to invite faculty, staff and graduate students from your institution to submit a presentation proposal for the 2016 CSSE Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta on 28 May – 1 June 2016 (pre-conferences on 28 May 2016). Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation. 
We encourage participative sessions in various formats including themed, symposium/panel, small round table, multiple paper, single paper, and poster (featuring the use of graphic or other multimedia material). Presentation proposals can be submitted 15 October 2015 – 17 November 2015 by going to our website: I have also attached a Call for Presentations flyer for your convenience.
We would appreciate you forwarding this invitation to other faculty, staff and graduate students, and look forward to your participation in this key event for education professionals – The 2016 CSSE Annual Conference.
Don Klinger, PhD
Canadian Society for the Study of Education
Au nom du conseil d’administration de la SCÉÉ, je tiens à profiter de cette occasion pour inviter les membres du corps professoral, le personnel et les étudiants de votre établissement à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le congrès annuel 2016 de la SCÉÉ, qui aura lieu à Calgary, en Alberta du 28 mai au 1er juin 2016 (précongrès au 28 mai 2016). Tenu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, notre congrès bilingue fournit, aux praticiens et aux chercheurs à l’œuvre un peu partout au pays, l’occasion de se réunir afin de débattre de questions touchant à l’éducation.
Nous encourageons le recours à des séances participatives de divers types : séances thématiques, colloques/discussions en groupe, groupement de plusieures communications libres, et présentations visuelles (à l’aide de matériel graphique ou multimédia, par exemple). Les propositions de communication peuvent être soumises entre le 15 octobre et le 17 novembre 2015 par le biais de notre site Web au  Vous trouverez également ci-joint un feuillet invitant éducateurs et chercheurs à soumettre un projet de communication.
Nous vous saurions gré de transmettre cette invitation aux membres du corps professoral, au personnel et aux étudiants de votre établissement et espérons que vous serez des nôtres à cet événement clé pour les spécialistes de l’éducation : le congrès annuel 2016 de la SCÉÉ. 
Cordiales salutations.
Don Klinger, PhD 
Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation
Tim Howard, Dir of/de l’ administration
260 Dalhousie
Suite/Bureau 204