This year’s theme: Celebrating 15 Years:
Reflecting Back and Thinking Forward in ALDS

Announcement text for 15th annual grad student symposium. "Celebrating 15 years: reflecting back and thinking forward in ALDS. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracy Hodgson-Drysdale.

Call for Proposals

The graduate students’ Society for Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (SALaDS) is excited to present our call for abstracts for the 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium! The symposium brings together and showcases graduate student and upper-year undergraduate student research together with faculty and fellow students from the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) and related disciplines in a supportive atmosphere to share ideas and discuss recent projects.

The 15th Annual Graduate Symposium will be held on Friday, March 13th, 2020, in 252 MacOdrum Library from 1:30-4:00 PM. We welcome and encourage proposals for poster presentations based on coursework, research papers, or theses from upper-year undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in the ALDS department.

All abstract proposals should be approximately 250 words max (a short paragraph), plus your title and references. Abstracts are due by 4 PM on Friday, February 14, 2019. The Symposium application, which includes a space for your abstract, should be submitted using our online submission form. We will confirm the acceptance of your abstract the week of February 24.

Resources and Workshops

SALaDS will provide abstract writing resources on the ALDS cuLearn page and host a free Academic Poster workshop to guide you through the process. Stay tuned for a date and time.

Note: Registration for all workshops is in Carleton Central. Workshop attendance is not mandatory for submitting an abstract or participating in the Symposium.


The SALaDS Symposium Organizing Committee (2018-19) is: Jeremiah Bell & Steven Kim (Academic Coordinators), Codie Fortin Lalonde (Communications Coordinator), and Fatima Ady (Social Events Coordinator). You can reach us at:


We are looking for volunteers! Please send us an email if you think you might be available to help in the weeks leading up to the Symposium (with small administrative tasks) and/or the day of the Symposium for set-up and clean-up: