Event Title



Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Annual Graduate Student Conference April 21-23, 2017
Vimy 2017: From Both Sides of the Ridge April 21-22, 2017
Graduate Colloquium ~The Zelikovitz Center for Jewish Studies, Carleton University  May 1, 2017
Women in International Security Canada-The Next Generation of Women Leaders May 17-19, 2017
Developing the Super Soldier: Enhancing Military Performance June 12-14, 2017
International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Berlin, Germany  Until July 14, 2017 July 17-19, 2017
69th National Annual Conference of The Institute of Public Administration of Canada August 20-23, 2017
Canada’s Constitutional & Governance Challenges After 150 Years – Free Admission September 29-30, 2017
84th International Atlantic Economic Conference – Montreal, Quebec October 5-8, 2017
CDA Institute 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium:  “Canada’s Security and Defence Interests” September 6, 2017 October 12-13, 2017
8th International Conference on Human Rights Education April 30, 2017 November 30-Dec 3, 2017
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Ongoing

Strategies of Critique XXXI: Out of Time: Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Annual Graduate Student Conference
Conference: April 21-23, 2017 – York University

“Listen to me, metaphoring like crazy. And trying to define time while no longer living inside it.” -Douglas Coupland, Player One, 2010

 “Determinism is always bound to be disappointed by history.” -Ellen Wood, Democracy Against Capitalism, 1995

York University’s Social & Political Thought Graduate Program is pleased to invite papers and creative works for presentation at its 31st Annual Conference, Strategies of Critique: Out of Time. In a time of flux, when social conditions dictate a metaphysical shift in the experience of temporality, it is critical to look around, to survey time itself now. We would like to take the time to consider how histories are made distant, lost or silenced, and yet, how they remain as spectres haunting our lives; how our future is indelibly marked with the characteristics of crisis—whether it is ecological, economic, political, or otherwise—alongside progress, and how we can move beyond the horizon of catastrophe. Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to meditate on the present and on presence, on our temporal conditions now, how they fall within the space between past and future, and are unified while being displaced.

The organizing committee welcomes individual and panel proposals critically engaged with temporality in social and political thought. We also welcome proposals from activists and community members.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
History and/of social and political thought; Social and political acceleration/deceleration; Compression of time, technologies of speed; Social history; “The return of history”; ‘Retro’ movements (vinyl, slow-food, hispterism, etc.); Progress and atavism; Crisis and calamity (past, present, future); Hope and optimism (past, present, future); Futurity; Herstory; Uncertain futures; Reconciliation/Resurgence; Early-modernity, modernity, post-modernity; “Political Marxism”; “Critical realism”; Presentism; Postcolonial time; Time lost/wasted/well-spent; Technology, determinism, “technological determinism”; (Myth)histories of the past, present, future‎; Apocalypse; Moments of (in)decision; Humanisms, post-humanisms and the anthropocene

This year our conference is dedicated to the memory of Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016), one of the founders of our graduate program. The organizing committee warmly encourages submissions from those engaged with Dr. Wood’s body of work. The organizers will also consider and encourage alternative interpretations of the theme. Strategies of Critique: Out of Time will be held April 21-23, 2017 at York University in present-day Toronto, Canada on the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We acknowledge other Indigenous nations who have longstanding relationships with this territory, such as the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis nations, and welcome suggestions for unsettling the coloniality of our academic conference practices.

Submission Requirements: Submit to: strategiesofcritique@gmail.com Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Individual submissions (2 attachments): 1) abstract (max. 200 words) 2) brief bio (max. 50 words) Panel submissions (2 attachments): 1) panel rationale & individual proposal abstracts (max. 1000 words) 2) bios for each presenter (max 250 words) Please specify if your presentation will require special equipment or venue specifications. For those coming from out of town and needing overnight accommodations, please let us know. We may be able to arrange for you to stay with someone in the program. Accessibility is a priority at our conference; venue, audio-visual equipment, written information, and food provided have all been chosen so as to facilitate all conference-goers’ full participation. If you require further accommodation, please let us know. Inquiries can be directed to the organizing committee at: strategiesofcritique@gmail.com Please visit our website for more information: https://strategiesofcritique.wordpress.com/



Graduate Colloquium ~The Zelikovitz Center for Jewish Studies, Carleton University
Deadline for submissions: 
March 10, 2017

This year’s Graduate Colloquium, sponsored by the Zelikovitz Center for Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Religion Program in the College of the Humanities invites papers from MA, doctoral and 4th year honours undergraduate students to present their research on May 1, 2017.

Past and present, immigration and religion have always created both a wealth of understanding and opportunity, as well as challenges and discord. What happens when identity is itinerant? What do religious and/or gendered identities look like in diaspora? How does thinking about gender complicate or enrich our understanding of religious identity and the experience of diaspora?

Given the interdisciplinary nature of religion, gender, and diaspora, we welcome students across disciplines to contribute their work to the 2017 student colloquium. These include but are not limited to: Religion, Anthropology, Sociology, Communications, History, EURUS, Humanities, Law and Legal Studies, Literature, Political Science, Journalism, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Migration and Diaspora Studies. Additionally, the Colloquium welcomes proposals that a) encourage a discussion about the concept of disability/impairment in religious studies and b) the barriers to immigration and the development of a “diaspora” for people with disabilities.

Paper Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a Q & A session.

Complete panels may also be proposed. Panels normally include three papers.

Submission requirements:

  1. Name, Program, and Affiliation
  2. Title of Paper
  3. Abstract (~250 words)
  4. Any AV requirements


Please submit your papers to itinerant.identities@gmail.com. Contact the Colloquium co-chairs via this email address.


The co-chairs will review all submissions and inform you of results by March 21, 2017.



CDA Institute 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium:  “Canada’s Security and Defence Interests”
Deadline for submissions: September 6, 2017
Conference: Thursday & Friday, 12-13 October, 2017
Currie Hall
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario

The Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute) will hold its 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on 12-13 October, 2017 at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario.  For this significant anniversary year, we will be pleased to welcome several of our pioneer student presenters back to the Symposium.

This impressive and well-attended Symposium draws together Canadian and international MA and PhD students; members of the Department of National Defence; members of the Regular and Reserve components of the Canadian Armed Forces including Officer Cadets; as well as scholars, defence industry stakeholders, government officials and leaders, for two days of presentations, discussions, professional development and networking.

The overarching theme of the Symposium is “Canada’s Security and Defence Interests”, and suggested (but by no means exhaustive) presentation/panel topics may include: Canadian Defence Policy Review – Where are we now?; Canada and Alliances; Peace Operations in an Unstable and Dangerous World – back to the future or a new approach?; The Institution of Defence – Defence Industry and Procurement; Defence Personnel – Policies for the millennials and beyond; Emerging Operational Environments – Cyber, Space and Terrorism/Radicalization; Canadian Military Campaigns and Operations – past and present.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be presented to the top three presenters. The top three presenters will also be given the opportunity to work with the CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor to develop their work for publication as Vimy Papers. If the papers are accepted for publication, they will receive an additional honorarium of $1,500 each. A further prize of $750, the Colonel Peter Hunter Award, will be presented by the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI). The recipient of the Colonel Peter Hunter Award will also be offered the opportunity to develop the paper into an RCMI publication.

In addition, this year’s Symposium will host the inaugural Captain Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award, which will be presented annually to recognize and honour a young Canadian who has made a difference in the Canadian security and defence community.

Abstracts of proposed presentations (200-400 words) from Masters and Doctoral students in the realm of security and defence are being accepted in two rounds, with deadlines for submission of 17 May (first round) and 6 September (second round). Between 15 and 20 presenters will be accepted. Please send all presentation abstracts with your institutional affiliation and contact information by email to robert.legere@cdainstitute.ca.

Applicants will be notified of the result of their submission within 10 business days of the deadline they submit against. The final draft of complete presentation papers (maximum 4,000 words) must be submitted by no later than 27 September 2017.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts against the earlier of the two deadlines, as they may qualify for one of 6 limited travel grants (maximum of $500 each) on a first-come, first-serve basis to successful applicants. Applicants are asked to indicate, as part of the abstract submission, whether they wish to apply for travel assistance and from where they will be travelling from. Consequently, ‘the early bird has a better chance of getting the worm’.

Presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodations; however, block booking will be made available at a Kingston hotel at a later date. We will provide more information regarding accommodations soon.

The CDA Institute is a charitable status organization and is also looking for Corporate Sponsorships for this prestigious event in support of Canada’s emerging young leaders in the realm of Security and Defence.



Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) is currently inviting paper submissions.  CFPJ is an inter disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University.  CFPJ’s contributors and readers include federal and provincial officials, academics, analysts, journalists, NGO representatives, and business people; in short, all those who are informed and involved in Canada’s international affairs. All submissions relevant to this community of experts will be considered, with specific attention given to the following topics:

♦ Terrorism (Parliament hill shooting; Bill C-51, homegrown terrorism /radicalization etc)
♦ Development, Security, and Fragile States
♦ Gender and Foreign Policy
♦ Global Health and New Epidemics (Ebola)
♦ State Aggression in the 21st Century: A New Cold War?
♦ Canadian Foreign Policy Priorities- what matters most to Canada?
♦ Canada the Humanitarian? The Future of Aid
♦ Mining and Foreign Policy: Will it work?
♦ The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development: A Relic or the Future
♦ Diasporas and Foreign Policy: Pandering or Principle?

Please find detailed instructions for submissions here:



Further inquiries may be directed to cfpj@carleton.ca