Canadian Population Society: Graduate Development Conference

Workshops and Student Development

The Canadian Population Society (CPS) would like to encourage students to submit papers to the 2019 CPS Annual Meeting (June 5–7 2019), and Graduate Development Conference (June 4 2019) held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver. (

More information can be found in the call for papers.

The CPS welcomes papers that focus on qualitative or quantitative aspects of human populations, including aspects of demography, the labour market, health and mortality, migration and mobility, specific populations (e.g. Indigenous peoples), gender and other topics. Our members include academics, graduate students, and government scientists and administrators. The society publishes the peer-reviewed journal Canadian Studies in Population.


Graduate Development Conference

On June 4 the CPS will host its Graduate Development Conference. Students attending will be asked to present a paper, and will receive feedback from participants and also from attending academic or government professionals. The goal of the conference is to help graduate students improve writing and presentation skills as they develop a paper for publication.

Students wanting to submit a paper to the Graduate Development Conference should submit an abstract by January 31, 2019 to Eugena Kwon .


Student Paper Competition

Papers accepted for the regular sessions of the CPS Annual Meeting and the Graduate Development Conference are eligible to be considered for the CPS Student Paper Competition. One paper will be selected for the award, presented at the conference and will receive a prize of $500.  To be eligible, only students must be authors (co-authorship by more than one student is permissible).

Students who would like their paper considered for the Student Paper Competition should submit their papers to either the regular sessions or the Graduate Student Development Conference, and also inform the Student Paper Competition co-Chairs James Falconer and Martin Cooke of their submission.

Key information:
Conference date: 05-07 June, 2019
Place: University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Important deadlines:
31 Jan 2019: Call for papers deadline or abstracts
28 Feb 2019: Authors notified of accepted papers
19 April 2019: Submit full papers to Student Competition Committee
19 April 2019: Deadline to register for the conference

Organizer: Martin Cooke, University of Waterloo