Kanneff Tower at York University

Every year Robarts hosts a Graduate Conference on a timely topic in Canadian studies. Each year the conference is getting larger as its reputation as a premier place to present student work is becoming more widely known.  The aim of the conference is to give graduate students an opportunity to present their work in a premiere and professional environment. To that end, students are asked to prepare a paper and present their research to their future colleagues. With York professors as discussants, the students are given invaluable feedback and encouraged to refine their work and submit it for publication. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to be included in a special edition of the Robarts publication, Canada Watch.

Graduate student at both the MA and PhD level are invited to submit proposals for participation in the annual graduate conference. Typically held at the end of April, the goal of this two-day conference is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to experience a professional style conference in a supportive environment. We thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines and from across institutions to interpret the topic of the conference broadly. Potential topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity, ability, socioeconomic status, region, migration, status and difference. Papers on topics that explore the theme of Canada on the international stange will also be considered (ex. as global leader in areas of climate change, foreign policy, international relations,  development studies, literature, culture and communication studies and more!).

Reimbursement of some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside the Greater Toronto Area.