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November 2017

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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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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Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Culture, Economies, Innovation, and Change in Tourism

June 22, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Yukon Territory Canada Yukon Canada + Google Map

The 6th IPTRN conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Culture, Economies, Innovation, and Change in Tourism” – is hosted by Vancouver Island University and Yukon College in the Yukon Territory ( The conference will follow the IPTRN “study tour” model, and will begin in Whitehorse, and travel to several of Yukon’s communities. In addition to paper presentation sessions, participants will engage in community workshops held in collaboration with local stakeholders, and participate in a variety of signature Yukon…

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July 2018

Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

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

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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