Call for Papers

DATES & DEADLINES
31 January 2020: Special Session submission deadline.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 March 2020: Individual paper / Poster submission deadline.
15 March 2020: Early bird registration deadline.
31 March 2020: Registration deadline for participants wishing to have their abstracts included in the conference program*.

* Please note that inclusion of abstracts in the conference program is contingent upon paid registration by the presenter on or before 31 March 2020. After this date, all abstracts not matching a paid registration will be removed.

Conference Values

  • We will seek guidance from a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which itself will be composed of diverse members who will examine all dimensions of our planning to ensure gender, racial, and other dimensions of diversity and inclusion are considered.
  • We will invest in efforts to benefit and involve local First Nations.
  • We will make venues accessible and comfortable for all attendees.
  • We commit to a safe environment. A Code of Conduct will be prominently shared with conference attendees and enforced by conference personnel.
  • We will balance goals of outreach and privacy with a clear policy on social media.
  • We commit to sustainable conference practices, minimizing waste,
    greenhouse gas emissions, and other environmental harms.
  • We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Wiley Lecture (Dr. Lenore Newman) & Suzanne Mackenzie Lecture (Dr. Beverley Mullings)

Dr. Lenore NewmanCanada Research Chair & Associate Professor (University of the Fraser Valley)

Lenore Newman is the director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment. She is an associate professor in the department of geography and the environment at UFV, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's New College. Lenore researches agricultural land use policy, bioengineering in the food system, and the role of food and agriculture in the creation of place. Lenore is a member of the Premier’s Food Security Task Force, sat on the BC Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve, and regularly speaks to government and community groups. She has published over forty academic journal articles and book chapters, and her opinion pieces on the future of farmland use and other food-related issues have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight, and her first book, Speaking in Cod Tongues, was published to wide acclaim in January, 2017, and won a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her second book, Lost Feast, was published by ECW Press in 2019. She holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from Toronto’s York University and lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Lenore NewmanCanada Research Chair & Associate Professor (University of the Fraser Valley)

Lenore Newman is the director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment. She is an associate professor in the department of geography and the environment at UFV, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's New College. Lenore researches agricultural land use policy, bioengineering in the food system, and the role of food and agriculture in the creation of place. Lenore is a member of the Premier’s Food Security Task Force, sat on the BC Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve, and regularly speaks to government and community groups. She has published over forty academic journal articles and book chapters, and her opinion pieces on the future of farmland use and other food-related issues have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight, and her first book, Speaking in Cod Tongues, was published to wide acclaim in January, 2017, and won a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her second book, Lost Feast, was published by ECW Press in 2019. She holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from Toronto’s York University and lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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Dr. Beverley MullingsProfessor (Queen's University)

Beverley’s research focuses are located within the field of feminist political economy and engage questions of labour, social transformation, neoliberalism, and the politics of gender, race and class in the Caribbean and its diaspora. She is broadly interested in the ways that evolving neoliberal regimes are recasting and transforming work, divisions of labour, patterns of urban governance and ultimately, responses to social and economic injustice. More specifically, Dr. Mullings is interested in the long-term effects of neoliberalization in the Caribbean on the ways that citizenship and belonging is imagined, and on the ways that social justice is articulated, particularly within work regimes. In the long run, she is committed to understanding how people located at the intersections of overlapping systems of oppression are affected by and respond to the exclusions produced by these transformations.

Dr. Beverley MullingsProfessor (Queen's University)

Beverley’s research focuses are located within the field of feminist political economy and engage questions of labour, social transformation, neoliberalism, and the politics of gender, race and class in the Caribbean and its diaspora. She is broadly interested in the ways that evolving neoliberal regimes are recasting and transforming work, divisions of labour, patterns of urban governance and ultimately, responses to social and economic injustice. More specifically, Dr. Mullings is interested in the long-term effects of neoliberalization in the Caribbean on the ways that citizenship and belonging is imagined, and on the ways that social justice is articulated, particularly within work regimes. In the long run, she is committed to understanding how people located at the intersections of overlapping systems of oppression are affected by and respond to the exclusions produced by these transformations.

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