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The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Joint Annual Conference 

November 5-6, 2010

Toronto, Ontario

Ethnicity, Governance, and Social Justice: Linking Canada to the World

The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association invite proposals for our joint conference “Ethnicity, Governance and Social Justice: Linking Canada and the world” November 5-6, 2010, in Toronto at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport Hotel, 970 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario.  This conference also marks the 20th biennial conference of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.

Conference organizers welcome proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations that address the topics of ethnicity, immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism in Canada, particularly in relation to social justice and governance. Organizers invite submissions from a variety of perspectives, academic disciplines, and areas of study, including the humanities and the social sciences. Travel assistance is available for some presenters, the amount to be determined based on number of participants. 

Who should attend? In addition to members of the Association for Canadian Studies and Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, the conference will be relevant to a wide range of people interested in ethnicity, race, immigration, multiculturalism, and related diversity issues in Canada, particularly as they intersect with issues of social justice and governance. University professors, graduate students, and other researchers and teachers; policymakers and civil servants from all levels of government; those who work in various non-governmental organizations, as well as those involved as frontline workers delivering various kinds of social services – all of these will find that this conference offers them worthwhile information, challenging critical perspectives, and an opportunity to network and discuss important issues with people from across the country and from a variety of academic disciplines and institutional perspectives. A special issue of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal will showcase selected papers from the conference. Shorter papers can be submitted for consideration in ACS’s Canadian Diversity. To be considered for publication in the either journal, papers must be submitted no later than two weeks after the conference. Papers must be written in accordance with the journal's guidelines.

All abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and will be refereed by the joint ACS/CESA Program Committee. Individual conference presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, and conference sessions will be 90 minutes. Please visit our websites: cesa.uwinnipeg.ca and www.acs-aec.ca for more information. Submissions should be directed electronically to James Ondrick, Director of Programs, Association for Canadian Studies at: james.ondrick@acs-aec.ca 

The deadline for submission of proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations is September 15, 2010.

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