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CSSHE Conference – Call for Proposals

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference

Saturday, June 15 - Thursday, June 20, 2024


The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) invites you to participate in its annual conference in 2023, to be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2024 (Congress) at McGill University in Montreal.

CSSHE invites proposal submissions from researchers, practitioners, graduate students, and policymakers in higher education and related disciplines. CSSHE welcomes cross-sector and multi-actor engagement between and across scholars, practitioners, policymakers, administrators, activists, and the media.

The 2024 Congress theme Sustaining Shared Futures invites members of the social sciences and humanities community to consider how we can share our collective responsibility in higher education by reflecting on our knowledge toward building a more sustainable society and world of the future. In line with CSSHE’s Strategic Plan, the theme on the sustainability of tomorrow particularly calls for and encourages our commitment to share various perspectives in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID), and on Black and Indigenous experiences and scholarships in higher education.

Last year marked our return to a predominantly in-person conference with some virtual components to allow for a diversity of engagement. We remain committed to delivering an inclusive and accessible conference experience. As such, we are preparing to offer both in-person and virtual portions of the conference again with the potential to open up CSSHE conference to a wider diversity of people and topics and try our best to accommodate participants’ needs with time and location. CSSHE 2024 will continue using an online platform provided by Congress for virtual components of the conference.

We welcome submissions that make creative and effective use of the virtual format, and which demonstrably support EDID and Black and Indigenous experiences and scholarships in Canada.

The conference will have three delivery modes:

1) On-demand sessions (pre-recorded presentations),

2) Live sessions in-person (some sessions available for live-streaming)

3) Virtual live sessions (streamed on an online platform).

Hybrid conferences present many challenges for conference organizers and delegates; however, we are cognizant that the hybrid format offers a more inclusive and accessible conference experience for many of our delegates across Canada. As such, CSSHE 2024 will include some form of hybrid conference with virtual components, and the final mode of the conference presentations will be announced once all proposals are received. We expect that CSSHE 20242023 will be predominantly in-person with live-streaming sessions for a synchronous virtual audience and pre-recorded sessions for asynchronous participation.

The Call for Proposals is tentatively scheduled to open the week of October 16, 2023, and we will be accepting proposals for a period of approximately six weeks. Please be sure to monitor our website, which will be updated as exact dates are confirmed.

We look forward to receiving your proposal, and please feel free to email us at for any questions.

Eun Gi (Cathy) Kim & Erin Anderson on behalf of the CSSHE 2024 Conference Planning Committee

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