CSA@Congress 2016

In conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, our next annual conference will be held at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta from May 30 through June 3, 2016.

Energizing Communities

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Calgary, the Congress 2016 theme “Energizing communities” reflects the university’s commitment to community engagement at local, regional, national and transnational levels. This commitment is rooted in the belief that knowledge and understanding are created through associations of shared values, grounded in respect for difference and diversity among all peoples, from First Nations to new Canadians.

Universities serve not only their educational communities, but also those that support and drive fundamental questions beyond academia. As part of the host university’s leadership in connectivity, Congress 2016 will be a stimulating forum for scholarly engagement and will energize relationships across communities, leading to new connections, engagements and ultimately new ways of thinking.

Ranked the fifth most livable city in the world by The Economist in 2014, Calgary is the centre of Canada’s energy economy. A city dedicated to sustainability, Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, as well as its second busiest light rail system. Calgarians enjoy easy access to vast areas of protected nature reserves—local, provincial and federal—and to world-class art, architecture and cultural events.

L’énergie des communautés

Conference Information at a Glance

Conference Timeline
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Keynote Plenaries

Keynote Plenaries

Plenary sessions provide our members the opportunity to discuss current topics and […]

Keynote Lectures

Keynote Lectures

All Congress delegates are invited to attend these lectures featuring our distinguished […]

Banquet and Award Ceremony

Banquet and Award Ceremony

The Annual Canadian Sociological Association Banquet and Award Ceremony was held on […]

Workshops and Student Development

Workshops and Student Development

The 2015 Conference features several workshops and sessions which will appeal to […]