CANADA: HOMELAND OR HOSTILE LAND?
“Canada is the homeland of equality, justice, and tolerance” (Kim Campbell, 1993).
Or is it? As Canada approaches the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to ask: how are the colonialism, racism, sexism, and other social and economic disparities that characterized the founding of this country still embedded in our society? The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies welcomes critical exploration of these topics from multiple and competing perspectives at its annual conference on April 28th and 29th, 2016 at York University in Toronto. Graduate student presentations examine themes of inequality in Canada: the goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions of inequality in Canada broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to: the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, race, indigeneity, ability, socio- economic status, region, or migration status. Reimbursement of travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN - Please visit the official Graduate Conference website to complete registration.