Event Calendar

Apr
1
Sun
2018
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Apr 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Apr
28
Sat
2018
12th Annual CDSSA (Critical Disability Studies Student Association) Conference: Disruption @ 280 N York Lanes, York University
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

12th Annual CDSSA Conference: Disruption

Conference Date: April 28th, 2018
Location: York University, Keele campus, Toronto, ON
Deadline for abstract & film submissions: February 15th, 2018

But the challenge - to rethink disability and impairment in order to disrupt how both are
normatively constituted - is well within our movement’s politic.” - Eliza Chandler

York University’s Critical Disability Studies Student Association is pleased to present our 12th annual conference, this year entitled Disruption, at our Keele Campus on April 28th, 2018. Following our theme of “disruption,” we invite works that push against a variety of normative hegemonies that relegate disability to the margins. We welcome submissions both from people who do and do not identify as disabled, mad, and/or D/deaf, and in particular from those who aim to disrupt disciplinary norms of Critical Disability Studies itself. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Disability as political, embodied, and/or normative disruption
    • Enacting disability as disruption
    • Disrupting white, Western, heteronormative, and other Critical Disability Studies norms
    • Disrupting traditional stories and narratives of disability (e.g. the medical model)
    • Disrupting traditional self-narratives and others’ expectations of disabled people

Abstract Submissions: We request that interested applicants submit paper abstracts to cdssa@yugsa.ca by
February 15th, 2018. Presentation abstracts should be 200-250 words in length and sent as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Please do not include your name within the PDF or Microsoft Word file. Your name, the name of the abstract, and preferred presentation method (e.g. oral presentation, poster presentation, or film) should be included within the body text of your e-mail. The inclusion of your institutional affiliation, program, and degree information is optional. We are accepting only one entry per person or group.

Film Submissions: We request that interested applicants submit film links to cdssa@yugsa.ca by February
15th, 2018. The digital file should be at 1920 x 1080 resolution (shorthand 1 080p) and in .mov or Mp4 format. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be open or closed captioned. Submissions should include a YouTube or Vimeo link with a password and downloadable option, or Dropbox attachment, as well as a brief synopsis and screening history. All materials including sound tracks are the responsibility of the artist regarding appropriate licensing. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from all copyright holders of materials in the submitted film. York University will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of copyright materials within or relating to the submitted film. York University reserves the right to disqualify any film with unauthorized copyrighted materials. We are accepting only one entry per person or group.

Jun
10
Sun
2018
CUPE Professional Development Fund (PDF) deadline
Jun 10 all-day

The Professional Development Fund provides funding to members in all Units to support them in attending and presenting at conferences, and with other professional development expenses.

A total of $125,000 is allocated to this fund for purposes such as assisting new employees (priority to those within first two years of employment) develop professional competence and ability, to  assist employees in upgrading professional qualifications, and to help cover some of the expenses associated with presenting at conferences (airfare, hotels and such). The PDF does not cover capital costs such as equipment, software, stationary, and books, but does cover conference funding, professional development such as fees for courses/programmes/workshops.

Aug
1
Wed
2018
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Aug 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Graduate Student Social @ Scott Library, 2nd Floor Collaboratory, York University
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Invitation for all graduate students - including in Critical Disability Studies in the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will be hosting a Graduate Student Social.

Date: Tuesday, 4th September 2018

Time: 12pm to 2pm (pizza lunch will be served)

Location: Scott Libary, 2nd Floor, Collaboratory