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CASID Annual Conference 2016 - Call for Papers / Panel Proposals

Conference theme: Energizing communities


University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
June 1-3, 2016

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is delighted to invite your participation to its 2016 meeting, as part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

The theme for the 2016 Congress is ‘Energizing communities” which reflects, in part, our objective within CASID. Indeed, we are aiming at re-energizing the CASID community and in doing so, we will welcome engaging and motivated scholars, practitioners, students, the policy making community, NGOs and community groups to attend our 2016 conference and participate actively.

Looking back on 2015, and forward to 2016

The 2015 CASID Annual Conference, held at the University of Ottawa, June 3 - 5, is now over.    This year was, by all accounts, a smashing success!  Turnout was great, our slate of panels and presentations were excellent, and the weather in the nation's capital was perfect.   We were proud to welcome two keynote speakers, Maristella Svampa and David Jefferesse, both of whom's presentations were timely and thought-provoking. 

This year was an important one for associational business, and we were glad to see that the AGM was well attended and that the people there were engaged and willing to discuss some challenging issues facing CASID.  Overall, the meeting was very productive and a lot of interesting, sometimes dissenting, opinions and ideas were heard.  We would like to thank everybody for their feedback and continued interest in CASID during this difficult time in the organization's history.  

After announcing the Executive Committee election results and concluding the official business, the members re-convened at the great, student-run restaurant on campus, the Café Nostalgia.  The banquet dinner was great (as was the company!).  As always, we would like to thank our Conference Coordinator, Ron Harpelle, for all his hard work and for putting together what turned out the be a superb annual conference.   We would also like to thank the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for funding the Conference.  

Looking forward to the 2016 Annual Conference, which will take place at the University of Calgary (dates to be determined), we must note that some changes may be in order.  Namely, the cost of attending the conference may need to rise next year to a level at which the event will be self-financing.  We are busy exploring all avenues of seeing that this situation does not come to pass.  In the meantime, start thinking about ideas for papers or presentations, since the call for abstracts will be coming out sometime in the fall. Keep an eye here, our Facebook group, or are Twitter feed for more information. 

The CASID 2015 Best Paper Award

The CASID 2015 Best Paper Award will be presented for the first time at the Annual CASID Conference in 2015. This award honours an exceptional paper submitted by a non-student CASID member for presentation at the June 2015 CASID conference and submitted by April 30, 2015. The winning paper will deal with a subject related to CASID`s scope and interests.  Judging will be based on general quality, originality, subject matter and timeliness. The award will be accompanied by a $1500 cash prize and the winning paper can be submitted for possible publication in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.


Complete papers must be submitted in electronic form (MS Word) by April 16, 2015.

Submissions and questions should be directed to the Conference Organizer

Professor Ron Harpelle
Department of History
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1

CASID Annual Conference 2015 - Call for Papers / Panel Proposals - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Capital Ideas

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

June 3-5, 2015

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) invites you to participate at its 2015 meeting, as part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, at the University of Ottawa. Academics (faculty and students), practitioners, the policy making community, NGOs, social movements, community groups and interested members of the public are welcome to attend and participate actively.

This year’s conference Congress theme is Capital Ideas, and there is no better location for the CASID annual meeting than in the nation’s capital. A number of post-secondary institutions are located in the Ottawa area and the University of Ottawa is home to Canada’s largest international development program. In addition, Ottawa and neighbouring Montreal are home to a number of agencies and partners in international development. The organizing committee encourages submissions for presentations from across the broad interdisciplinary spectrum of development studies. For the 2015 conference, CASID is interested in presentations that reflect on Canada’s evolving role in international development at the end of the M of a post-MDG and/or provide insights or points of comparison on development issues.