Grad students invited to submit proposals for research conference

Graduate students are invited to submit a proposal for Visions, Collaborations, & Transformations: The First Annual York University Graduate Student Research Conference in the Social Sciences & Humanities. This conference is a special multidisciplinary event that aims to connect participants within the social science communities at York University and beyond. The York Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) will take place on April 6 and 7.

150can-featuredCanada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The York GSRC will focus on the Canada 150 themes identified by the Government of Canada: the environment, diversity and inclusion, Indigenous people, and youth. Proposal submissions are for panel presentations, and approximately 15 minutes will be allocated to each presentation.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Canada’s past, present, future
  • social justice, diversity and equity
  • experiential learning, participatory methods, community-situated learning
  • (de)colonizing theory and practices
  • urban education
  • disability studies
  • early childhood
  • childhood studies
  • K-12 and postsecondary education
  • psychoanalysis, sexualities, feminist studies, queer theory
  • cultural studies
  • philosophy
  • arts
  • ethnographic research
  • literacy and linguistics
  • global and international relations and perspectives
  • sustainability and environment
  • mathematics, science, technology
  • media and communications
  • alternative education
  • other

Proposals must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Jan. 18, using the GRSC Proposal Submission Form.

For submission guidelines and conference details, visit

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