CDSA Student Paper Competition


• Students may be at the undergraduate or graduate level at any Canadian college or university

• Students must be the sole author of the submission


• Submissions should follow the guidelines of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, a peer-reviewed journal (please see

• Only original work is to be submitted

• Only unpublished work is to be submitted

• Work should aim to make substantive contributions to knowledge

• Students should demonstrate how their work is situated within the discipline and within existing literature, specifically regarding this year’s conference theme of “energizing communities.” Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words including references

• Papers will be peer-reviewed by disability studies undergrad and graduate students.


• Monetary reward (first place: $500, second place: $300, third place: $200)

• Reserved spot to present at the 2016 CDSA-ACEI Conference. Please note: The award winners are not required to attend and present at the CDSA-ACEI conference and CDSA-ACEI cannot cover the cost of travel to the conference. However, CDSA-ACEI has a number of student scholarships available to help cover the cost of attending this conference. Applicants to this competition are welcome to apply for a student scholarship. Please visit our website for more information on these scholarships:

• Acknowledgment on CDSA-ACEI website and other promotional materials

• Opportunity to submit to Canadian Journal of Disability Studies for peer-review


*Note that should there be no suitable entries, prizes will not be awarded*

Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2016 (Email to with Student Paper Competition in the subject line)

Please direct any inquiries to Joshua St. Pierre, CDSA-ACEI Student Representative:

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