The Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy at Carleton University is pleased to announce the return of its Canadian Politics Graduate Student Conference. This event, held previously in 2011, 2015, and 2019, is an opportunity for advanced MA and PhD students to present their research on Canadian politics. Many leading scholars and practitioners in Canadian politics today got their start at this conference!

The conference will be held in Ottawa on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2024. Travel subsidies are available. There is no registration fee.

The conference is an opportunity to present and receive feedback on research from a scholarly audience. Proposals are welcome on a wide variety of topics relating to Canadian politics and government, including: institutions, political participation, public policy, Indigenous politics, gender, race, political economy, Canadian foreign policy, and other fields. Comparative work that includes a significant Canadian focus is welcome. The conference will include panels on professional development, and we also plan to tour Parliament.

Participants must be currently registered in a masters’ or doctoral program. Proposals must include a working title, institutional affiliation/current program status, name of supervisor, and an abstract limited to 200 words. Proposals should be sent to:


Submission deadline: October 28, 2023
Notification of selection: November 10, 2023
Papers due: January 8, 2024
Conference dates: January 18-19, 2024

Travel funding will be available for those coming from outside Ottawa. Participants are also encouraged to seek funding from their home Department/University.

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