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CSA members are now entitled to a 30% discount off all Canadian Scholars' Press book purchases when you order through cspi.org. To take advantage of your discount, email the title and ISBN of your requested book to orders@cspi.org and mention your CSA membership. CSPI will automatically invoice you at 30% off the cover price. Orders can also be placed by phone at 416-929-2774 ext. 10. To view the Canadian Scholars' Press catalog, visit www.cspi.org.

Latest Message from the CSA President

Welcome to the Canadian Sociological Association!

CSA President 2013-2014
Dr. Patrizia Albanese

I hope that you enjoyed a restful break in December--but knowing some of you, you are right back at it, working harder than ever.

I am pleased to announce that the CSA and the LOC at Brock University have been working hard to organize what looks to be one of our largest annual conferences in a decade. Thanks to those of you who are organizing sessions!

We are excited to report that we are launching our membership-driven research cluster initiative.  As some of you know, a few research clusters have been working somewhat informally for a number of years, organizing multiple sessions at Congresses in the past.  This time around, when we had our regular call for sessions, we asked all those submitting if they were interested in forming a research cluster in their area. Those who indicated that they were interested were introduced to others organizing sessions in their substantive area, with the aim of facilitating collaboration as individual paper/presentation abstracts began arriving (Call for Papers). We have also made time and space available at Congress for those interested in meeting in person to further develop collaborations within their emerging research cluster. We hope many of you will take advantage of new opportunities that emerge as this initiative moves forward.

We are making preparations to have a CSA booth at the ISA World Congress in Japan this summer to help us showcase the CSA's hosting of the ISA World Congress in Toronto in 2018. It appears that a good number of us from across the country will be in Yokohama, Japan this July. The CSA is planning to have a meeting/discussion session at our annual conference at Brock to make additional plans. Regardless of whether you are going to Japan or not, everyone is welcome to attend to share ideas on how to help bring our Sociology colleagues from around the world to Canada in 2018. Stay tuned for more information on this.

As you have seen from recent announcements, we continue to expand our efforts to reach out and give back to you though a number of CSA awards. Please nominate your peers and students. We know there are many of you out there doing important and innovative sociological work. We need to celebrate and showcase more of what we do!

Regards - Patrizia