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Queen's University

Institute of Intergovernmental Relations


Kingston, Ontario
26 - 27 October 2012

Logo.jpgThe Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and The School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University are proud to announce a conference in honor of Tom Courchene at which we will celebrate his many contributions to Canadian public policy.

The Conference: The conference, which will take place on October 26 and 27, will explore a variety of themes on which Tom Courchene has worked, such as economic policy, social policy, federalism, aboriginal policy, and climate change.

The Banquet: On the evening of October 26, there will be a banquet and ceremony to honour tom. David Dodge, the Chancellor of Queen's University, will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening. A number of colleagues who have worked closely with Tom over the years, at Queen's and elsewhere, will offer tributes and, hopefully, some gentle roasting of our honouree.

Call for Papers: According to Tom's wishes, we are inviting authors to present publishable-quality papers on topic areas in which he has worked, including monetary policy, social policy, federalism, aboriginal policy, climate change and related issues. Tom seeks a balanced mix between the types of papers that would target an academic and a policy audience.

Papers will be selected by an advisory board based on abstracts. We plan to publish the conference papers in a volume dedicated to Tom.

Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please send the file to Chris Cornish at Abstract submissions should be between 200 and 500 words and are due before June 30, 2012. Electronic submisssions as pdf attachments are preferred. Please indicate "Courchene Conference Proposal" in the subject line of your email.

The Venue: The conference will be held at Queen's University in the Hand-Purvis Conference Room, located at Dunning Hall, room 213. To view a map of the building location, click here.



Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000