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CASID Conference 2017 - Call for Panel Proposals

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:

  1. Ensure representation of scholars (academics and students) and, where possible, practitioners to best reflect the conference theme; and
  2. Include the names, titles and short abstracts of paper presentations (each panel proposal should include the name and contact information of a Panel Chair and 4 or 5 panel presenters). Please see the attached panel proposal submission form.

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Send your proposal to Rebecca Tiessen by November 1, 2016 at

For more information about CASID, see:


Rebecca Tiessen
CASID Conference Organizer 2017
Associate Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa

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.

2016 CASID Annual Conference Program Now Available!!

Attention all CASID members, non-members, conference participants and people who are just generally interested - the 2016 CASID Annual Conference program is now available! 

As is typically the case with such documents, the details are likely to change over the course of the next couple weeks or so, so please consider this a 'DRAFT' program.  

If you have any questions or comments about the program, please direct them to the Conference Coordinator, Olga Navarro-Flores (see the page for contact info). 

Please note that if you are scheduled to present a paper at the Conference, you must possess a valid membership at the time of the conference.   Looking forward to seeing you in Calgary!

The 2016 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.

CASID Annual Conference 2016 – Student Travel Subsidies

A limited number of travel subsidies will be available for students who are members of CASID and who are registered for attendance at the 2016 Annual Conference in Calgary.

Students travelling from:
B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba    $200
Ontario and Quebec                         $400
Maritime Provinces                          $600

Applications should be submitted online at:

Deadline: March 8, 2016

Subsidies will be granted on a first-come, first serve basis and will be announced on March 11. Subsidies will be paid at the Annual Conference on presentation of proof of CASID membership and Conference registration.