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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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February 2018

CRITICAL PRACTICE IN AN AGE OF COMPLEXITY: An Interdisciplinary Critique of the Built Environment

February 22, 2018 - February 23, 2018
University of Arizona, Tucson Tucson, AZ 85721 United States + Google Map

The conference welcomes delegates to present in-person, via Skype or pre-recorded video which will be uploaded to the AMPS YouTube channel. Keynote: Jane Rendell, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Every generation of architects, urban designers and planners face a set of seemingly intractable and isolated problems particular to their time – whether spatial or social. Mid 19th Century city planners addressed questions of public health while architects engaged in a ‘battle of the styles’.  By the 1970s ecological forerunners argued for a…

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May 2018

Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Ohio University Athens, OH 4571 United States + Google Map

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS Surviving and Thriving:  Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making Rural Women’s Studies Association Triennial Conference Hosted by Ohio University, Athens, Ohio May 17-19, 2018 The theme, “Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making,” emphasizes the role of gender in rural community formation and survival. It allows for exploration of the ways that gendered identity (as women, men, or bi- and trans-) and raced identity (within separatist communities, segregated neighborhoods, or integrated spaces) affected…

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June 2018

Resources for Future Generations 2018

June 16, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Vancouver Convention Center Vancouver, British Colombia Canada + Google Map

PREMIERE CONFERENCE ON ENERGY • MINERALS • WATER • THE EARTH   Why RFG 2018? The rapid growth of developing economies and the fundamental needs of many disadvantaged people across the globe are resulting in an increased demand for many resources and changes in the delivery of existing ones. The need for focused environmental priorities and new technologies will add additional requirements and constraints. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian…

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July 2018

Metrics of sustainability: Critical studies of sites, practices, and performances of accountability in environmental governance

July 12, 2018 - July 16, 2018

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer Institute on Critical Studies of Environmental Governance to be held at the University of Toronto July 12-16, 2018. We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students (i.e., advanced to candidacy, completed data collection, and actively writing) and junior scholars who received a Ph.D. after May 2015, working in the social sciences, law, humanities, and other relevant disciplines. The Institute will reimburse travel expenses up to $1200 (USD) and cover food and lodging for…

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Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

July 15, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Toronto Metro Convention Centre Toronto, Ontario Canada

Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence being used as a tool to oppress and also to resist oppression. Colonial histories and contemporary land appropriations reflect the structures and cultural processes that perpetuate violence against indigenous and…

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October 2018

Health and Shared Prosperity

October 10, 2018 - October 13, 2018

The 30th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation annual conference will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - the site of our first conference! The 2018 conference will be co-hosted with the University of Saskatchewan. Stay tuned for more details.

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