Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds conference Call for Proposals - due January 6th, 2016

Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds: Navigating Our Spaces, Places, and Histories is the second annual inter-university/college disability conference in Toronto. The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference was initially hosted at Ryerson University in 2012. In 2014, student groups and campus/community activists from Ryerson University, York University, University of Toronto and George Brown College came together to imagine an inter-campus conference that brought together disability community activists, service providers, academics, and everybody in between.

This is the second year of the Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Inter-University Conference. The Theme: The 2016 theme for the Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference is Navigating Our Spaces, Places, and Histories. Disability is ever-present within our spaces, places, and histories…but is it evident? This conference will explore the ways that disability exists within discourse, community-building, and lived experience, as well as the many ways disability erasure and resistance have occurred. Join us for a weekend of empowerment, dialogue, and celebration.

The Details:

The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference will be hosted on two-half days and one full-day between Friday, March 11th, 2016 and Sunday, March 13th, 2016. Friday, March 11th, 2016 – University of Toronto Saturday, March 12th, 2016 – Ryerson Student Centre, Ryerson University Sunday, March 13th, 2016 – George Brown College.

Call for Proposals:

The Reclaiming Our Bodies & Minds Conference Call for Proposals and Proposal Forms can be found at the link below:

If you are unable to fill out the proposal forms electronically, do not have the required software or would rather submit something handwritten please email


Registration for the conference is free.

To register please go to:

The Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference is put together by a committee of organisers. All general inquires can be sent to: