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Calls for Papers, Proposals, and Applications

IUS Call for Student Papers 

The Institute of Urban Studies invites submissions for papers from University of Winnipeg undergrad honours and graduate students on any topic related to urban studies. The IUS will award the best paper, judged by qualified referees, with a $500 prize and online publication in the IUS Student Paper Series. 

All entrants must be a University of Winnipeg student in a graduate or undergraduate honours program, and only one submission is permitted per entrant. Students are encouraged to enter a paper written for coursework. Past winners can be viewed on the IUS website

The deadline for submission is April 29, 2022

For submissions and all writing queries, contact Jillian Golby-Borsa at


Call for Chapter Proposals

Editors are seeking chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection/anthology, tentatively titled, We Were Never Meant to Be Here: Student Voices, Activism, and Canadian Universities. The anthology aims to center the voices and experiences of marginalized students in Canadian universities by bringing forward the discontinuities, struggles, and desires of marginalized students.

Contributors to this anthology will explicate how areas such as diversity work, citational practices, student activism, ethical review and administrative policies are performed and/or stifled in university settings. The anthology operates as an intervention to boom-and-bust cycles of overwork, exhaustion, and collapse that govern so many academic spaces, and asks, "what would academia look like if our energies were directed toward leaving no one behind?" In combining personal narrative, artistic interpretation, and research, the collection will unearth the uneasy terrain of Canadian academic institutions and work towards emphasizing the tools and survival strategies used by students to navigate such terrain.

Editors are searching for contributors from across a variety of disciplines who are at or have recently graduated from a Canadian university. They welcome proposals from individuals at all levels of their education (i.e., Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral, Postdoc, etc.), including those who have graduated from a Canadian university in the past 5 years. They welcome a variety of written and visual materials, including, but not limited to, personal narrative, commentary, scholarly pieces, poetry, photography, and digital media. Due to the nature of the anthology priority will be given to folks who identify as 2SLGBTQIAA+, disabled, neurodivergent, mad/mentally ill and/or as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour).

Proposals should be 300-500 words in length. Collaborative/multi-authored proposals are welcomed. Depending on the type of written piece the final completed piece will be roughly 500-8000 words. Poetry and visual/art submissions can vary greatly depending on the project or piece. Please submit proposals at the following by April 22nd, 2022.

Disclaimer – Should you wish to contribute to the anthology but wish to remain anonymous the editors will work with you to protect your anonymity.

Although this is not an exhaustive list, topics might include:

  • Institutional life; institutional culture; Canadian university culture
  • Sexual violence; sexual harassment; rape culture
  • Human rights and equity
  • Imposter syndrome and belonging
  • Cissexism; misogyny; transphobia
  • Classism; first generation academics; funding
  • Mental health and academia; madness and academia
  • Ableism; disability justice; access to knowledge
  • Decolonizing the academy; Indigeneity and Canadian universities
  • Anti-Black racism; racism in academia
  • COVID-19 impacts; online learning
  • University polices, governing structures, and regulations
  • Teaching assistant labour; research assistant labour
  • The neoliberal university; merit culture; corporatization of the university
  • Research methodologies; citational politics; ethics review
  • General education curriculum; pedagogy; clinical practicum
  • Diversity work; EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion); committee work
  • Educator training and graduate student programs

The book is set to be published with Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press upon submission of a full proposal.

Download the call for chapters poster [PDF]

Job/Volunteer Postings

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions have been posted for Spring 2022. These positions will close April 6, 2022.

WGS-1232-780: Intro to Women's and Gender Studies
Instructor/Supervisor: Dr. Fiona Green
May 2-August 16, 2022 (20 hours)
View details or apply online

WGS-2264/DIS-2200-780: Disabilities, Sexualities, and Rights
Instructor/Supervisor: Kristen Hardy
June 16-August 16, 2022 (20 hours)
View details or apply online

Events and Conferences


Vanishing: A Conversation with Akum Maduka

Presented with The University of Winnipeg Women's and Gender Studies Department

This event was a presentation and conversation by artist Akum Maduka based on her contributions to the virtual exhibition Sanctuaries. Akum was in conversation with UWinnipeg student Rachel Smith and other students in Dr. Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba’s class on Genocide and Postcolonial Witnessing. This conversation engaged with Akum’s artistic visions and commitments and questions about postcolonial perspectives to representations of female oppression and disappearances.

View the discussion on YouTube (with ASL interpretation and closed captioning)

About the Artist

Akum Maduka is a Winnipeg based emerging artist with Nigerian roots. Originally from an architectural background, her work investigates the role of societal constructs and their influence on human performance within space and how such notions have created skewed ideals of what a normative life should be. Her intimate drawings entwine these narratives with ongoing lived experiences, as she examines the pliancy and complexity of gender roles, sexuality, desire, and ethnicity in modern society. 


Statistics Canada: Eh Sayers Podcast

Episode 1 - Talk about the barriers, not the disability: Activity limitations and COVID-19

Statistics Canada has published a podcast episode that is "a heartfelt discussion on disability in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the realities of people living with disabilities, their challenges and all the changes that the pandemic has brought in their daily lives."