Canadian Disability Studies Association - Student Paper Competition
Student Paper Competition / Concours de communications d’étudiant(e)s -
2019 Student Paper Competition
16th Annual Conference of the
Canadian Disability Studies Association
Association canadienne d’études sur le handicap
June 1-3, 2019
University of British Columbia
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any Canadian college or university
Students must be the sole author of the submission
Students may only submit one entry
Submissions must be original and unpublished
Both essays and research papers are accepted
Students who are already accepted to present at this year’s conference may submit to the student paper competition either with work relating to their accepted presentation or with different work
Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words including references
Referencing should follow standard APA, MLA, or Chicago guidelines
Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed by a panel of undergraduate and graduate students.
Students should demonstrate how their work is situated within the discipline and existing literature.
Papers will be assessed on the following:
Writing and communication
Clarity of purpose
Writing style and flow
Engagement with the field/s of Disability Studies, Mad Studies, and/or Deaf Studies
Evidence of a nuanced understanding of these disciplines and/or related politics
Demonstrates importance of the topic explored
Contribution to questions, knowledge, and/or understandings related to Disability/Mad/Deaf studies and/or disability justice
Monetary reward of $200
Reserved spot to present at the 2019 CDSA-ACÉH conference in Vancouver, BC, either in person or remotely
Please note this spot is only reserved for papers that have not already been accepted for presentation through the CDSA-ACÉH Call for Papers. If the student is already accepted to present at the conference but submits a paper to this competition on a separate topic, they will still be eligible for a second reserved spot to present.
Please note students are not required to attend or present at the conference. Please see the website www.cdsa-aceh.ca for more information about available conference bursaries.
Two one-hour consultations with Leslie Kern Coaching on how to begin to prepare the paper for submission to peer-reviewed journals (https://lesliekerncoaching.com/)
First, second, and third place:
Acknowledgement on the CDSA-ACÉH website and Facebook page.
*Note: should there be no suitable entries, prizes will not be awarded.*
Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2019
Please e-mail your submission with the subject line “Student Paper Competition” to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any inquiries to the current CDSA-ACÉH Student Representative, Caroline Kovesi, at email@example.com
Winners will be announced by the last week of May 2019.