Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in association with BC Studies, is proud to be the 2015 host of the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference on the theme:
From Exclusion to Inclusion:
Forging a Multicultural Identity in British Columbia
May 7th-9th, 2015
KPU Richmond Campus, Melville Centre for Dialogue
In May 2015, Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites you to its Richmond Campus to participate in the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference. The conference theme is “From Exclusion to Inclusion: Forging a Multicultural Identity in British Columbia.” Kwantlen Polytechnic University serves a South Fraser Region of vast size and diversity, and is located in the shared traditional territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is named after the Kwantlen First Nation of the Coast Salish People, who are based in Fort Langley. Over their history, the Kwantlen People have been respected throughout the Lower Fraser River Region as Ancient Messengers—Tireless Runners. The ethic of the Kwantlen People is reflected in the motto of Kwantlen Polytechnic University: “through tireless effort, knowledge, and understanding.”
We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters from scholars and researchers across all disciplines reflecting on themes related to identity, exclusionary policies, inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism in British Columbia.
Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions are welcomed, as well as proposals that place British Columbia within transnational or comparative contexts. Studies from and about Aboriginal communities are encouraged, as are student proposals.
• Sessions: Proposals for panels and roundtables require a short description (150 words) of the theme for the session, as well as brief abstracts (50 words) for each paper or presentation, and a one-page CV for each presenter.
• Individual papers: Individual paper proposals should include an abstract (250 words) and a one-page CV.
• Posters: Proposals for posters should include a brief description (50-100 words) of the theme and a one-page CV.
• Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2014
• Proposals should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com