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6th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Science, Culture and Society: Experiencing Engagement, Engaging Experiments 

May 1 & 2, 2015

This year’s conference focuses on the ways in which we do research through both experimentation and experience. We invite researchers to present their research in any field through the framework of interdisciplinary engagement by asking the following questions: How can we make scientific experiments more culturally relevant? How does experiential research relate to scientific experimentation? Can experiential research and scientific experimentation meet each other and transform the way we learn about and understand the world, the land and the communities that we are part of? In the spirit of interdisciplinary inquiry, we invite proposals across all disciplines.

Keynote Speaker

Margo Tamez: professor, poet, and traditional knowledge activist  | UBC Okanagan

Call for Papers (PDF) - deadline extended to March 9, 2015

Registration form (TBC)

Information for Visitors

Visit the conference BLOG for more information. 

Any questions?

5th Annual IGS Graduate Student Conference

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

May 2-3, 2014

When thinking about ‘sustainability,’ it is common to assume a connection to environmental discourse and practice, rather than consideration of sustainability itself as a framework of maintenance, legacy, and change. But what exactly is ‘sustainability’? And what does it mean to practice sustainability? Is this a framework exclusively applicable to environmental practices and thought? Or can the concept of sustainability, or the question of what it means to sustain, be applied more broadly to the study of literature, anthropology or mathematics? How do epistemologies of sustainability vary across fields? In short, what do we sustain? What becomes normatively understood as deserving sustaining?

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sara de Leeuw | University of Norther British Columbia

Call for Papers (PDF)

Registration form

Information for Visitors

Visit the conference BLOG for more information.

Any questions?

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