Canadian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2019
Title: Canada on the Edge? Peoples, Places and Perspectives

Is Canada on the edge? Is it on the leading edge? Is it cutting edge? Or are we falling off the edge? These are all questions that we ponder in today's changing dynamic. The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies welcomes explorations of these topics from multiple and competing perspectives at its annual conference May 2-3, 2019 at York University in Toronto. We solicit papers that engage with this theme from a myriad of approaches and lenses, not limited to but including:
• Indigenous studies
• Law and legal practices
• Health, well-being, and mental health
• Canadian politics
• Structures of society
• Gender and sexuality
• Religion, beliefs and spirituality
• Identity, culture, race, and ethnicity
• Space, geography, and environmental studies
• Canadian studies
• Technology studies, Internet, and social media
• Art, theatre, film, music (history, performance, theory), and creative practices
• Literature and languages
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that examine these themes in Canada. The goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions surrounding today’s changing dynamic broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Presenters may be invited to submit their work to the Robarts Center for Canadian Studies’ online publication Canada Watch. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity, ability, socioeconomic situation, region, migration, status and difference. Individual papers, panels, and roundtables on other related topics will also be considered.

Reimbursement of some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) for papers, panels, or roundtables at by February 8, 2019.