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The 2017 CASID Institutional Membership Prize

The CASID Institutional Membership Prize is open to any student, graduate or undergraduate, of a university holding institutional membership in CASID (See list of Institutional Members .).

The CASID Institutional Membership Prize is awarded annually to the best original essay by a student in the area of international development studies. The Prize includes $1000 cash and consideration of the essay in the regular editorial process of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS).

To assist in assessing the essays submitted, the following guidelines have been adapted from those used by the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

The 2017 Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize

The Kari Polanyi Levitt Prize is CASID's annual Graduate Student Essay Contest. The Kari Polanyi Levitt Prize is awarded annually to the best original essay by a graduate student in the area of international development studies. The Prize includes $1000 cash, and consideration of the essay in the regular editorial process of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS).

To assist in assessing the essays submitted, the following guidelines have been adapted from those used by the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Submitters must be, or become, members of CASID.
  • Submitters must be Canadian graduate students or international students registered at a Canadian university.
  • The student must be the sole author of the paper submitted.
  • Submissions may be considered for presentation at the CASID Annual Conference if the author plans to participate in the conference (at his or her own expense).

Editorial Guidelines

  • Ensure that your article is no longer than 9000 words and is submitted on double-spaced pages.
  • Include a cover page stating the title of the article and author’s name. Do not put identifying information on the rest of the article, as the cover page is removed for the review process, which is anonymous.
  • Include an introduction, a conclusion, and a bibliography or list of references.
  • Print on one side of the paper only (letter size, 8.5 x 11) with a margin of at least 1 inch all around. If using A4 size paper please leave a 2-inch margin at the bottom.
  • Double space and left align text (leaving a ragged right margin) throughout.
  • Language should be respectful of diversity and difference.
  • Check for grammar and spelling errors before submission.

Essays not meeting the basic editorial guidelines may not be assessed by the Prize Committee. Detailed editorial guidelines will be provided on request, or view at the CJDS web site at .

Deadline: Complete papers must be submitted in electronic form (MS Word) by May 1, 2017.

Submissions and questions should be directed to

UPDATE -- CASID Conference 2017 - Call for Panel Proposals

Reminder: The first deadline for consideration of panels for the CASID conference to be held in Toronto (Ryerson University) from May 31 - June 2nd, 2017 is November 1st. We are extending this deadline until December 1, 2016 and adding here the second call for individual papers. 

If you have an idea for a panel but don't have all the spots filled, please be in touch with a draft proposal and I can work with you to find other people to complete the panel. We also welcome individual paper/presentation proposals at this time. 

 For individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals, please complete the following information and send to Rebecca (see below) by December 1st at the latest (earlier submissions are encouraged).

Name

 

Email Address

 

Institutional Affiliation

 

Proposed Paper Title

 

Check one: 

Student __    Scholar __   Practitioner __  Other __

Abstract 

Maximum 250 words.

 

 


Dear colleagues,

Congress will take place in late May and early June, 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto. CASID is pleased to announce that we will organize a conference in partnership with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC).

The theme for the CASID conference is Scholar/Practitioner Collaborations:  Next Generation Leadership for the New Development Paradigm

The CASID Conference Organizing team invites you to submit panel proposals at this time (individual paper proposals will be requested in a subsequent call for papers).

We are seeking panel proposals that:

CASID Annual Conference 2016

In addition to a wide variety of presentations at our Annual Conference this year in Calgary, we have two very interesting keynote speakers. Both events are open to the public.

is the author of the ground-breaking Poor Numbers: How We are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to do About It, and Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. He will speak in Room ST-135 at 12:00, Wednesday, June 1.

, University of Surry, is a leading global authority on the environmental and social impact of the small-scale mining sector and Editor-in-Chief of The Extractive Industries and Society. He will speak on “Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Shifting Narratives in Sub-Saharan Africa” Room ST-147 at 12:00, Thursday, June 2.

In addition, the CASID Annual General Meeting will take place in ST-147 at 4:00 on Thursday, June 2. All CASID members are welcome.

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