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Queen's & Kingston host many conferences and other speaking opportunities.  As we here of any that may be relevant to you the graduate student, we will post here ( some may be a little further a field).

International Graduate Student Conference – Call for Abstract

The Conference will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw (Queen’s PhD ’07 in Geography) from the University of Northern British Columbia, speaking at the intersections of creative writing and geography. The proposed conference schedule includes two days of research paper sessions, creative presentations and evening social events. We also have the pleasure of hosting a UBCO Faculty Panel, "Walking the Talk: Thinking and Doing Sustainability in Academia" with Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge & Philosophy, Dr. John Wagner, Environmental Anthropologist and Political Ecologist, Dr. Greg Garrard, recently hired Sustainability Professor for the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies and author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004, 2011), as well as Dr. Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry.

The goal of this conference is to explore sustainability from the perspective of a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We welcome and encourage proposals across forms and genres including scholarly writing, scientific writing and posters, theatre, poetry, fiction, film etc. Non-traditional proposals should include space and equipment needs (such as the need for theatre or gallery space, or AV equipment). With this in mind, we would like to invite your students to submit short abstracts of approximately 250 words to igsconference2014@gmail.com by Friday, February 28th, 2014.

To find out more details go to - http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/igs-student-conferen...

2014 Water Research Centre Student Conference

The Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): 2014 Graduate Conference will be the first national water conference hosted at Queen’s University. WatIF is novel in the fact that it is organized by a multidisciplinary group of graduate students for graduate students. Designed to provide students from across Canada an opportunity to share their research, the Conference will provide a multidisciplinary environment to encourage the flow and communication of ideas. This will be accomplished by bringing together over 300 of the brightest graduate students from across disciplines (policy, health, engineering, geography, biology etc.) and regions of Canada who have one common passion: Water!

Of course with any event, volunteers are needed. If you would like the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on this conference and having the opportunity to network with students and companies alike, then consider joining the team.

The WatIF: 2014 Graduate Conference will run May 4th - 6th, 2014. For more information on how to get involved please visit: http://www.waterresearchcentre.ca/watif-2014.html

Follow WatIF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WatIFconference

Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Water-Initiative-for-the-Future/482570561...

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To learn more about the Water Research Centre click here.

What Matters Now Kingston (a Council of Ontario Universities - "Research Matters" event) – 21st May 2014

Memorial Hall in City Hall, Kingston, Ontario. Wednesday May 21st, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Event involves brief talks by featured researchers. Each comes from a different discipline, and each has a different take on What Matters Now. Queen’s own Dr Warren Mabee (School of Policy Studies & Dept of Geography) will be one of the five researchers speaking during the event.

The lion’s share of the evening will be taken up with questions, discussion and debate. Audience members will have opportunities to make their opinions known. A catered reception will follow.

The evening will be moderated by journalist and broadcaster Piya Chattopadhyay.

The event is free, but we ask attendees to register, as space is limited.  For full details and how to register go to the COU’s “Research Matters” website at - http://yourontarioresearch.ca/event/what-matters-now-kingston/

Live Webcast - This event will also be webcast live. Remote viewers can opine and ask questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #whatmattersnow.  Register for Live Webcast

Listing Graduate Student Conferences - McGill Sociological Review

To help connect young scholars, McGill Sociological Review has created a graduate student conference page on their website, through which they curate a list of upcoming graduate student conferences in the social sciences. They have also created an email list which is notified when they add new Calls for Papers to the page. The page features conferences in Canada and the US. And since it is a bilingual journal, they share both English and French language conferences: