"Exploring ability expectations through diverse disciplines and topics"
A conference organized by students for students 2nd Annual INSPIRe
Virtual Symposium (International Network of Student Perspectives in
Research) Illuminating the world through student research, networking,
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 30, 2013 Full CFP at
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 30, 2013
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The Wolb Pack, a team of inter- and trans-disciplinary undergraduate and
graduate research students based at the University of Calgary are
pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the 2nd annual INSPIRe
virtual symposium. The conference theme is "Exploring ability
expectations through diverse disciplines and topics".
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
You should participate if you are an undergraduate or graduate studies
student of a post-secondary institution/organization.
AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE
1. Encourage student discussion regarding socio-cultural ability
2. Provide a peer-reviewed opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students to showcase their work.
3. Provide a platform for dialogue and networking without the costs of
travel and conference fees.
POTENTIAL TOPICS OF SUBMISSION:
Topics may engage a variety of social groups (e.g. disabled people,
ethnic minorities, gender, socioeconomic status, immigrants, migrants,
etc.) and discussion of ability expectations. Suggestions of topics
include, but are not limited to:
Equity and equality
Feminist approach to ability expectations
Future of communication technologies and ability expectations
Health science technology and health care
Media discourses and representation of various social groups
Organ donation and transplantation
Privacy and health science technologies
Prospects of artificial wombs
Science and technology governance
Social determinants of health
Sustainability and economics
The human body