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October 2017

Nordic Geographers Meeting – Geographies of Inequalities

October 18 - October 21
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden + Google Map

Understanding spatial differences lies at the heart of geographical research. Inherit to this is the analytical focus of spatial and social injustices – and the ways in which inequality take place at global and local levels of analysis. These have been important research questions regardless of scientific traditions and paradigms since the birth of modern geography. The topic for the 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting is: Where are we now? What are the important challenges we have to deal with today? What kinds…

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October 19 - October 21
University Salento Lecce, Italy + Google Map

Aim The 2017 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance, organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, will be held in Lecce, Italy, 19-21 October 2017. The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities confronting local governance in the context of the new urban paradigm associated with the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda, a 20 year strategy for sustainable urbanization.

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Thriving Together: Building our Shared Future

October 20
St.John’s High School, 401 Church Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Looking at the present challenges we face, we know that the only way to move forward is to build our shared future together. To do this well, we need to understand our shared history and how it has produced the systemic injustices of the present. We must put the voices of those most affected by injustice at the centre of efforts toward justice, and make space for having difficult conversations and critical self-reflection. Understanding that social change is a long-term project, we…

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24th Annual CANDO National Conference & Annual General Meeting

October 23 - October 26
Fredricton Convention Centre Fredricton, New Brunswick Canada + Google Map

"A New Dawn in Indigenous Economies" Economic Development Officers (EDOs) need to be thoroughly trained, highly skilled and committed to building economic capacity in order to provide professional support and technical advice to their communities and organizations. In 1990, EDOs from across Canada founded and mandated the Cando to provide a national body to focus on the training, education and networking opportunities necessary to serve their communities and/or organizations as professionals. Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers)…

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Advancing Women in Agriculture

October 30 - October 31
Hilton Fallsview, 6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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WC EAST 2017 Wine Tour – October 29, 2017 ( New Feature! ) AWC EAST 2017 Conference – October 30 & 31, 2017, Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario Whether you are in a career path with an organization, are a producer, rancher, entrepreneur, greenhouse, nursery or vineyard owner or work in corporate agri-business, Advancing Women Conference is where women like you can join a community to listen, learn, network and grow.  This is one of the first and largest one-of-a-kind…

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November 2017

Charting a Career Path: Sharing the Learning and Lessons

November 2 - November 3
Newcastle University New Castle Upon Tyne, Ne17ru United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 - £216

The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Student and Early Career conference to be held in Newcastle, UK, in November 2017. This conference aims to provide PhD students and early career researchers opportunities to present their work, receive feedback, network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. The conference will bring together a range of international participants from different disciplines to present and debate their work in a welcoming, supportive and…

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Gender Summit North America

November 6 - November 8

From November 6 to 8, 2017, close to 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. It is a great honour for Canada to welcome the Summit and all of its participants for the first time. Those present will not only have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values…

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Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice

November 16 - November 17
Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St W
Toronto, Canada
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As you have likely heard, the Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference will take place on November 16-17, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto, with a full-day Preconference Workshop for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on November 15. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. The conference will address both new and persistent issues, including building bridges between aboriginal and immigrant communities; understanding…

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November 16 - November 17
Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S Orme St
Arlington, VA United States
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OVERVIEW Migration has profoundly shaped the economic and social condition of North Americans and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Governments in all three North American countries are responding to such challenges as the ongoing humanitarian crises in Syria and Central America, while at the same time seeking to realize their own proactive policy priorities on migration. And in all three countries, public opinion on the issues is in flux. Geographic boundaries have shaped critical aspects in…

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Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Development

November 21 - November 22
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Resort Dr
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Relationships between industry, government and Indigenous peoples lie at the heart of Canada’s natural resource sector. Each holds a powerful position with unique rights and responsibilities. Yet, all parties rely on the others to fully achieve their long-term aspirations and objectives. Canada’s future prosperity depends on these groups building respectful, collaborative and mutually-beneficial relationships so that each can become a stronger, more supportive partner for the others. A collaborative, mutually-beneficial approach is also critical to ensuring sustainable, environmentally responsible development.…

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Buy Social Canada Summit: Exploring the Future of Social Procurement / Sommet Buy Social Canada: L’exploration du futur de l’approvisionnement social

November 27 - November 28
Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa Gatineau, Québec Canada + Google Map

Social procurement occurs in many formats and models, but most commonly it is achieved through adding a social value component to purchasing and procurement criteria and including a community benefit agreement within major development and infrastructure investments. Very often social procurement is accomplished through ensuring social enterprises are embedded into existing supply chains. Social enterprises are businesses that prioritize a social, environmental or cultural impact, and the majority of profits are reinvested in the social goals. Social procurement doesn’t negate…

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National Gathering for Indigenous Education

November 29 - December 1
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montréal, Québec Canada + Google Map

Education and Reconciliation: Moving forward together Canada’s 150th is a time to celebrate, renew and rebuild our relationships. Indigenous education is a reciprocal process that includes cultures, traditions, and histories and engages students, staff, parents, and community partners to collaborate for student success. Closing the gap in Indigenous education is critical for the future of Canada. The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners can share their experiences and work together to improve the educational outcomes of K-…

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Measuring identity, diversity and inclusion in Canada @ 150 and beyond

November 30 - December 1
Hilton DoubleTree Alymer, Québec Canada + Google Map

Over the past fifty years, there has been significant change in the  composition of the Canadian population and, accordingly, considerable evolution in research related to identities. Statistics Canada has changed the way in which it collects information about identities in the Census, with the addition of a question on population groups/visible minorities as of 1996 and adjustments to the manner in which ethnicity, language and aboriginality are measured. Other countries have also made changes in the way they collect data…

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November 30 - December 1
Hilton Double Tree, Aylmer, Quebec, 1170 Chemin d'Aylmer
Gatineau, Quebec J9H 7L3 Canada
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Vous êtes invité à soumettre une proposition de communication individuelle, atelier, table ronde et/ou affiche pour le Congrès annuel de l’Association d’études canadiennes. Cette année, le congrès est intitulé : La croisée des chemins pour la (les) culture(s) canadienne(s) ? Patrimoine, histoire et expression culturelle. You are invited to submit an individual paper, workshop, round table and/or poster proposal for the Association for Canadian Studies’ Annual Conference. Marking the 150th anniversary of Canada, the conference is entitled: Canadian Culture(s) at…

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December 2017

Arctic Change 2017

December 11 - December 15
Quebec City Convention Centre Quebec City, Quebec Canada + Google Map

An Invitation to International Arctic Researchers, Stakeholders and Decision-Makers The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented change of its sea and terrestrial ice, permafrost and ecosystems under the triple pressures of climate change, industrialization and modernization. The impacts of these pressures can be seen on food and energy security, shipping, sovereignty, northern community health and well-being, and sustainable development and resource exploitation. All these issues have brought the Arctic to the forefront of national and international agendas. Circumpolar nations face an increased…

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