Contribute to STUDY IN ACTION (deadline: January 19)

An undergraduate and community research conference

(NEW deadline for proposals/contributions: JANUARY 19, 2012)

Study in Action is a grassroots research conference on social and environmental justice designed to link students and community organizing. The conference is a space for students to present their work, develop greater knowledge of social and environmental justice issues, and build ties with community organizations. This year’s conference will take place from March 2 – 4, 2012 on the downtown Concordia campus. Study in Action is a project of QPIRG Concordia and QPIRG McGill.
– Study in Action is seeking VOLUNTEERS to help organize the 2012 conference!
Do you have experience or interest in learning about fundraising? Outreach and promotion? Event coordination? The 2012 Study in Action organizing committee is currently looking for students and community members to help put on this year’s conference. We welcome students from all campuses and non-students from across Montreal. Contact or call 514-848-7585 to find out more. Check out photos from last year’s conference here:
– STUDENTS: Send us your conference proposals!
The Study in Action conference is currently seeking English and French submissions from undergraduate students in Montreal and beyond! We are looking for submissions in diverse formats on a variety of topics; if you are currently working on, or have completed an essay, a research project, an art piece, or a group presentation on one of the following topics, we encourage you to share it with us.
Please send all submissions to by JANUARY 19, 2012
We are looking for proposals that address:
* art and alternative media
* economics, austerity, and anti-capitalism
* environmental justice
* food sovereignty
* gender and feminism
* geopolitics and international solidarity
* health, bodily sovereignty and harm reduction
* indigenous sovereignty and de-colonization
* migration
* prisoner justice and policing
* public space, poverty and gentrification
* radical education and pedagogy
* sex and sexuality

Please note you do not have to submit a completed project by our January 19 deadline, but only a proposal (details below) and a brief introduction that explains how your submission relates to Study In Action’s mandate of social and environmental justice. Study In Action not only crosses disciplinary lines, but also transcends the borders between academic and popular knowledge. We invite submissions to interpret our mandate as innovatively as possible.
Please provide a 250-word summary of your submission. If you are submitting a work that is already completed, you are free to include it as well. Your conference presentation may be:
a) a 15-20 minute presentation or your essay or research findings on a panel
b) an hour-long group workshop
c) a work of art to be exhibited as part of the conference
*We encourage submissions from undergraduates at universities in Montreal and elsewhere.
Some papers that were presented at last year’s conference included:
– Precious Metals, Stolen Lands: the colonial roots of the Canadian mining industry
– HIV 101: Education and Prevention as a means of Humanizing HIV
– Solidarity City: Migrant justice and the everyday practice of mutual aid and direct action
– Tepid Dispatches: Newspaper Coverage of Aboriginal Oil Sands Protest
– Colonization, Racialized Violence and the Criminalization of Prostitution in Vancouver: Towards Improved Living Conditions and Less Harm
– Military explosives research at McGill from 1967-2007
– Sites of struggle, development & creation: Contemporary spaces for queer youth in Montreal

Please send all submissions to by JANUARY 19, 2012