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    • December 07, 2015
      Call for Papers

      Canadian Disability Studies Association 2016 Conference

      Energizing Communities

      Saturday, May 28- Monday, May 30, 2016

      University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada

      This conference is organized as part of the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

      Abstracts that share explorations within the fields of disability studies, Deaf studies, and mad studies or that adopt these perspectives but may not directly relate to the overarching conference theme of “Energizing Communities.”

      Submit a completed submission template form, including a 50-word description of what the presentation is about, and an anonymized abstract with title in a separate Word document enclosed via email attachments by December 7, 2015. The subject line should read, “CDSA-ACEI proposal for Energizing Communities.” 

      Please check our website ( and Facebook page for upcoming announcements about conference bursaries for students and community members. 

    • October 29, 2015
      Student Paper Competition

      2016 Student Paper Competition


      • Students may be at the undergraduate or graduate level at any Canadian college or university 
      • Students must be the sole author of the submission 


      Deadline for Paper Submission: April 1, 2016 

      (Email to with Student Paper Competition in the subject line)

      Please direct any inquiries to Joshua St. PierreCDSA-ACEI Student

    • October 23, 2015
      David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

      Nominations for the 2016 David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility are open. This award recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

      Recipients can include individual volunteers or organizations that have made outstanding contributions and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment in the advocacy and promotion of accessibility and disability issues.

      Here is what you need to do to submit a nomination for this award:

      1. visit;
      2. click on the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility Award icon;
      3. download the appropriate PDF form; and
      4. fill out the form and submit it no later than December 3, 2015.

      Please review the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully. Detailed instructions on submitting your package can be found on the website.

    • June 11, 2015

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