Call for Sessions

The 52 Annual Conference of the CSA-SCS will be held from Monday, May 29 through to Thursday, June 1, 2017 as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress this year taking place at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

The CSA-SCS Call for Sessions will be open from September 12 through October 28, 2016. We invite English and/or French session proposals to be submitted through our online system.

2017 Congress Theme: From Far & Wide: The Next 150

In the year of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Congress 2017 invites reflection on our past as we look to the future. This year’s theme “From Far & Wide: The Next 150” embraces the Canadian identity, including the diversity of populations and the reach of this event, both nationally and internationally. Toronto itself is a vibrant microcosm of Canada’s diversity—and Ryerson University is a metropolitan university within that microcosm, seamlessly interwoven and connected with the community.

“From Far & Wide: The Next 150” is inclusive of different ideas, geographies, cultures, countries, schools of thought and disciplines, encouraging cross-collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach. The theme plays across time, contrasting a traditional Canadian phrase with the idea of moving forward and looking ahead to the future, as a country, and as a society.

As we celebrate our history, legacy and achievements of the last 150 years, we anticipate the next 150: a time of rapid growth, changing demographics, urban challenges, new beginnings and boundless opportunities.

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.

Session Information:

In response to our members’ request, we will run a shorter conference.   We have added an extra slot of sessions later in the day and will also introduce roundtable sessions. Our hope is that regular sessions will feature more developed work and research at an advanced stage, with roundtable sessions recommended for presentations on research in progress or more general thematic discussions of work in a particular area.

We invite proposals from all sociological areas of research.   Interdisciplinary sessions, those that partner with other associations, and those based on the Congress theme are also of interest.   Proposals may be submitted in English and/or French.

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Session Organizer Guidelines

Research Clusters:

Several clusters have formed within the association. Session proposals may be submitted on behalf of a cluster or independently.

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