The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Wilfrid Laurier University invite established academics and emerging student researchers to submit paper proposals for the conference: Equipping Student Leaders as Partners for Sustainable Humanitarian Action.
Researchers from around the world focusing on these topics in various international contexts are encouraged to submit proposals by 11:59PM ET on December 31, 2022. We welcome proposals related to empirical research, conceptual articles, literature reviews, case studies, or reflective essays focused on any of our three themes.
The conference will be held at the Waterloo, Ontario campus of Wilfrid Laurier University between March 30th and April 1, 2023. Research presentations will take place on the first two days.
Presenters will be responsible for paying for the costs related to travel, food and accommodation. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on each of the three days of the conference. A small number of travel grants will be available for individuals whose circumstances make it impossible for them to cover the costs associated with participation in the conference.
This theme deliberately cultivates a broad perspective that will enable us to apply lessons learned from all forms of social action to the specific work associated with humanitarian initiatives. Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a Special Section of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) subject to further revision in light of feedback provided through the conference. Selection for presentation at the conference does not guarantee publication. Papers submitted to IJSaP must meet the journal criteria for the different genres (empirical research, conceptual article, literature review, case study, reflective essay, opinion piece), including word length limits and will go through normal blind review procedures (https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap).
Among the questions that paper proposals might consider are:
We invite proposals for case studies or reflective essays about specific examples of enduring student-led and campus-based humanitarian action that explore some of the following questions:
We invite proposals for research papers or reflective essays that explore some of the following questions related to higher education and humanitarian action:
We encourage submissions of paper proposals from both established academics with active research programs in areas related to the conference themes, and from emerging student researchers, both undergraduate and graduate.
Proposals may be for projects already well underway, or for those that will be undertaken in Fall 2022 through Winter 2023 as long as a complete conference paper draft can be submitted by February 28, 2023.
Proposals for conference papers must be received at StudentsasPartners@wlu.ca by 11:59PM ET on December 31, 2022.
Please contact StudentsasPartners@wlu.ca for further information.
December 31, 2022, 11:59PM ET.
No, all expenses related to attending the conference must be covered by the attendee.
There are three themes, and proposals that address one or more themes are eligible for submission:
The deadline for proposal submissions is approaching fast!
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