Conference organized and hosted by the Centre for Media and Culture in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
November 1-3, 2019
City of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
The Centre for Media, Culture and Education (CMCE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto is pleased to announce a call for proposals for participation in a conference dedicated to violence prevention in higher education. The intertwined issues of sexual, racial and (trans)gender-based forms of violence are urgent issues locally and globally, calling for knowledge exchanges, research, and actions exploring the relational, intersectional, interdisciplinary, and globalized aspects of these phenomena.
This call for proposals invites explorations of the limitations and possibilities of violence prevention. By possibilities, we mean both practiced and yet to be imagined prevention approaches that stop sexed, (trans)gendered, and raced violence on college and university campuses world-wide. What can we learn from these successful practices? Are they transferable, expandable, and sustainable? By limitations, we mean those local, global, social, cultural, political, educational and institutional factors that inhibit, curb, or counter violence prevention initiatives rendering their aims unattainable. What are such inhibiting forces or structures? How can we overcome them?
This call arose from our desire to have conversations incorporating a diversity of experiences and standpoints so we can share and think through the most pressing challenges together. We are interested in individual papers, panel proposals, artistic/creative projects, poster presentations, or workshops that take up questions such as:
We also welcome proposals outside the scope of the questions above that pertain to violence prevention in higher education.
The conference will take place in November 1-3, 2019 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Hijin Park is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She is an anti-racist, feminist legal scholar who specializes in an intersectional and structural analysis of violence, migration and the law. Dr. Park is one of the limited number of scholars who have published research that centres racialized sexual violence in the lives of international students and English as a Second Language students in Canada. Her research explores how violence occurs along an interconnected continuum and how everyday individual violence is structurally connected to systemic, institutional and national violence. Her most recent work is on how race, gender and madness shape legal constructions of racialized women charged with homicide in Canada, and on the various forms of everyday and structural violence experienced by racialized international students at Brock University. In doing so, Dr. Park theorizes all relations in Canada within the broader framework of white settler nationalism and neoliberalism.
Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez, National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow (2019) and Ford Fellow 2015-16; 2018-19) earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2017 from University of Oregon. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development at Wayne State University. Dr. Gómez has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, scholarly writings, and pieces for the general public. Additionally, she is the lead co-editor of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation—Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities (submissions deadline: 1 December 2019). Stemming from her cultural betrayal trauma theory, Dr. Gómez’ research examines the differential impact of violence and oppression in Black and other minority youth and young adults in the U.S., with a specific focus on college students’ experiences of sexual assault. She is dedicated to contributing work that has implications for youth who are subjected to both discrimination and violence.
Website: http://jmgomez.org . Twitter: @JenniferMGmez1
Suzanne Smoke, Ginew Kwe, Golden Eagle Woman is a member of Mississauga’s of Rice Lake, Alderville First Nation and she sits with the Bear Clan. Her most important role in community is being a life giver and Mother to her daughter Ogimaa Geeziko Kwe , Cedar Smoke, Head Woman of the Skyworld.
Suzanne works as Area Outreach and Program Coordinator for the Muskoka/ Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services working to stem the tide of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Currently she works in Anti Human Trafficking with Simcoe Muskoka AHT Coalition as well as U.S. Consulate Greater Toronto Area AHT Strategy. Currently she is working towards developing a 24 hour response protocol model to all Stakeholders working with both Indigenous and Non Indigenous agencies and service workers.
She is also the Executive Director of Biindigen Healing and Arts, a Not for profit Grassroots Agency serving the off-reserve population of Southern Ontario providing Culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate programming and healing.
Her knowledge base is in Women’s Traditional Teachings, Seven Stages of Life Teachings and she is also a Pipe Carrier and Sundancer with the Gathering of Sacred Pipes in Pipestone Minnesota. She is a Proud member of the American Indian Movement and Her extensive knowledge in Harm reduction, Trauma Informed healing methods come from over 30 years walking the Red Road with many Elders and teachers.
Poster sessions present research or analysis on a topic by combining graphics and text on a “40”x 90″ board. The poster session presenter is available during an assigned session time in order to interact on a one-on-one basis with the attendees viewing the poster. A well-planned poster communicates its message in a visually and textually powerful way, allowing the attendee to grasp the information quickly.
You will be assigned a concurrent session time slot for presenting your poster; plan to set up your display 15 minutes before the session is to begin. The presenting author should be available throughout the session and be prepared to have the display removed no more than 10 minutes after the end of the session. Keep in mind that all your text and illustrations will be viewed from a distance of more than three feet. All lettering should be at least 2/3″ high, 1″ for more important information, and preferably in bold font. Think of the images on your poster as a focal point of your work. Do not use images for filler. Avoid trite clip art and look for clear images to convey complex ideas. Photos with contrast (versus monochromatic images) will draw more attention. Be careful with web images. When enlarged and printed they can become pixelated or blurry. Test the quality of web images by zooming them 200- 300 % on your poster layout.
Tips for Moderators
Please arrive early and make sure presenters are in the room and the A&V equipment is functioning. In case of technical issues, please contact a conference organizer.
Please consult the official site of Government of Canada if you will require a visa to enter Canada. You can apply for visa on-line or by mail bit online application; however, the online application is free and processed faster. Make sure to check the visa application process in advance to allow time for processing and making sure you receive the visa on time for your travel. The fee for visa applications is $100 and higher depending on the country. Visit Canada Government official website for detailed information and the application form(s) at:
Wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washrooms are available at multiple locations throughout OISE. An Accessible ramp can be found at the front entrance of the building. Accessibility requirements can be communicated at the time of registration.
If any additional accommodations are needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Request should be made as soon as possible.
The CMCE has reserved room blocks at both the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto ($179/night) and the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel ($219/night).
To book with the Sheraton Centre Toronto at 123 Queen Street West, please call 1-888-627-7175 with the group name OISE Symposium Room Block. You can also book online here. This rate is valid until October 15, 2019
Fee for community members and employees of organizations: 25$
Fee for students: $40
Fee for faculty members: $80
Unemployed and precarious workers: free