Building on six successful biennial national conferences on teaching Canada’s history, the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) in collaboration with The Ontario Social History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association (OHASSTA), and the Canadian Ethnic Media Associaiton (CEMA) will be holding the 7th national conference entitled “Canada’s Diverse Histories” November 5-6, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport Hotel, 970 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario.
The 2010 edition of the event on the teaching, learning and communication of the history of Canada will address diversity in Canadian History, various other important issues and will showcase innovative teaching projects, tools and techniques. There will also be a special focus on the New Ontario History and Social Studies Curriculum. This conference will bring together educators from across Ontario and the rest of Canada, as well as many of Canada’s leading academics, researchers and representatives from museums, media, archives, government and non-governmental organizations, with an expected attendance of 400-500 delegates. On Saturday, November 6 CEMA will participate in a panel discussion The Role of Ethnic Media in Canada and later that evening CEMA will present their Journalism Awards for Excellence in the categories of Print, Radio, Television and Internet. Join us!
A press release from the organizers
The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Joint Annual Conference
Ethnicity, Governance and Social justice: Linking Canada to the World
November 5-6, 2010
The Association for Canadian studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association invite proposals for our joint conference “Ethnicity, Governance and Social Justice: Linking Canada and the world” November 5-6, 2010, in Toronto at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport Hotel, 970 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario. This conference also marks the 20th biennial conference of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association. Conference organizers welcome proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations that address the topics of ethnicity, immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism in Canada, particularly in relation to social justice and governance. Organizers invite submissions from a variety of perspectives, academic disciplines, and areas of study, including the humanities and the social sciences. Travel assistance is available for some presenters, the amount to be determined based on number of participants. Who should attend? In addition to members of the Association for Canadian Studies and Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, the conference will be relevant to a wide range of people interested in ethnicity, race, immigration, multiculturalism, and related diversity issues in Canada, particularly as they intersect with issues of social justice and governance. University professors, graduate students, and other researchers and teachers; policymakers and civil servants from all levels of government; those who work in various non-governmental organizations, as well as those involved as frontline workers delivering various kinds of social services – all of these will find that this conference offers them worthwhile information, challenging critical perspectives, and an opportunity to network and discuss important issues with people from across the country and from a variety of academic disciplines and institutional perspectives. A special issue of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal will showcase selected papers from the conference. Shorter papers can be submitted for consideration in ACS’s Canadian Diversity. To be considered for publication in the either journal, papers must be submitted no later than two weeks after the conference. Papers must be written in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. All abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and will be refereed by the joint ACS/CESA Program Committee. Individual conference presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, and conference sessions will be 90 minutes. Please visit our websites: cesa.uwinnipeg.ca and www.acs-aec.ca for more information. Submissions should be directed electronically to James Ondrick, Director of Programs, Association for Canadian Studies at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission of proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations is Sept. 15, 2010.
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