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Canadian Association of African Studies Conference Hosted at Queen's

Dr. Marc Epprecht, the outgoing president of the Canadian Association of African Studies, wraps up this year's very successful annual conference with an address to the delegates on Sunday, May 6th. Over 140 attendees came from 17 countries to share their research on such diverse topics as resources extraction, climate change, sexual and reproductive rights, refugees and immigration, the crisis in Zimbabwe and much more. Queen's was well-represented with over twenty graduate students from a wide range of departments including DEVS. Here, Marc convinces the delegates to support accounting for carbon offsets in future conference fees. This years conference generated an estimated 300 tonnes carbon.

For more information click on the following link to see the Queen's Gazette Article from May 11, African Studies Conference Focuses on Transformation