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 email@example.com 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 2012-2013
Dr. Jane Ursel, University of Manitoba
January 25, 2013
This year we have received more session proposals for Congress 2013 than we did last year. It is a happy challenge to find enough rooms to accommodate the enthusiasm of our membership. In appreciation of the increasing engagement of our members, the CSA executive have approved a number of initiatives that respond to members concerns or add value to your membership. First, members have suggested that our annual banquet is too expensive not only for students but for all members. I am happy to announce that this year we have an offer you won't be able to refuse; a wonderful meal, in the beautiful and conveniently located University of Victoria faculty club, at a fee affordable to all. We hope that all members will be in attendance to honour our 2013 Award winners, to network and celebrate what promises to be a stimulating CSA conference.
Outstanding Service Award 2013
While nominations for many awards are still underway I am very pleased to announce the Outstanding Service Award winners this year, John Goyder former president of CSA and Katja Neves former CSA treasurer . Together John and Katja introduced a series of changes to our organization that laid the foundation for the flourishing association we are today. They put in many years of hard and often thankless work and we will acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the CSA at Congress.
In response to the emphasis from our funders and administrators on knowledge transfer CSA will offer a subsidized one day media workshop at Congress this year. This workshop will be facilitated by Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions, a non-profit media group that work to increase the voices of marginalized people in the media. The workshop will be a full day on June 8, the usual registration fee for the intensive, small group workshop is $270, however, CSA will be offering this workshop for $200 for the first 20 people who register. Ms. Graydon was recently at the University of Manitoba and registration was so strong we had to schedule 3 full days. Unfortunately, CSA can only offer the one day workshop so please register soon by contacting our office manager Sherry Fox. Speak to your Department Head or Dean soon about this opportunity and the possibility of funding your participation.
Outstanding Sociology Students
CSA will be offering all participating Departments an opportunity to select their outstanding graduating students, M.A. and Phd. or (for institutions without a graduate program) the outstanding honours student for recognition by CSA. The Department will choose their student or students for the award and forward the names to our office manager Sherry Fox. The CSA will write a letter to each student acknowledging their award and congratulating them on their outstanding work. While there is no cost to the Department or CSA there is a significant benefit to the student who can add this award to their C.V. Typically, the award is made in April and once we receive the name and status of your outstanding student/s, hopefully by early March, I will send out the congratulatory letter and certificate. This program has been implemented with great success in other associations so you may want to discuss this with your colleagues in Psychology.
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Following the success of our Annual Conference held at Wilfrid Laurier University earlier this year, we have begun planning for 2013 with great anticipation. The 48th Annual conference of the Canadian Sociological Association / la Société canadienne de sociologie, will be held from June 3, 2013 through June 8, 2013 at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Our conference will be one of approximately 60 other association conferences held during the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences' Congress 2013 @ The Edge.
It is always pleasure to celebrate the contributions of CSA members. Thus, we are pleased to announce a new Early Investigator Award and I encourage you to think of nominations. In the spirit of supporting our members the executive are now discussing ways CSA can add value for you and your work to acknowledge the importance of your membership. We will be consulting with Department representatives and Heads of Departments to pursue ideas to make your membership in the CSA more meaningful and rewarding. We know how important your are to us, we would like to increase our importance to you.