As a member association of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, CDSA-ACÉH organizes an annual Disability Studies conference in conjunction with the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (better known as “Congress”). This conference is open to all who are interested in attending and is hosted by a different Canadian university each year. Our conference typically attracts 100-150 attendees with a variety of backgrounds outside of Disability Studies proper in disciplines like women’s and gender studies, sociology, social work, nursing, community health, education, and law, among others. It features sessions in both English and French and local and international keynote presentations.
CDSA-ACÉH strongly supports college, undergraduate, and graduate students of all backgrounds interested in learning more about, or getting further involved in, Disability Studies! Students can:
- Participate in our annual Student Paper Competition.
- Attend our annual conference at Congress.
- Learn more about Congress and how to write an abstract to apply to present at our conference by referencing our Introductory Guide to Congress.
- Read about what to expect at Congress, how to prepare a presentation, and how to navigate Congress events by referencing our Congress Survival Guide.
- Apply for a small Conference Bursary.
- Attend a student-centred event at our conference (e.g. arts and crafts night).