The Fourth Annual Conference - 2014

Annual Sociology & Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference


The 4th Annual Sociology & Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 8:00 to 17:00
Place: Conference Centre
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Proposals from all disciplines are welcome, as are proposals from outside British Columbia.
Proposals must include the following information:
  1. A 300-word proposal/abstract of your presentation (with the title of your paper).
  2. The session format in which you want to present.
  3. A 100-word bio with your contact information (including email address, university or institutional affiliation, department or academic program, and year of study).

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What Is a Proposal and Bio?
A typical proposal includes a clearly stated outline of the main themes and arguments of the presentation. A proposal should offer a clearly stated research question or problem that you will be examining in your paper and what you think the answer to this question will be .Your proposal should be precise and explicit. After reading it, we should know precisely what you will be arguing and how you will be arguing your points. We should also have a clear sense of how your paper is organized.
A typical bio includes information such as, your name, status (i.e., student, research assistant), institutional affiliation (i.e., Sociology Department, KPU), research interests (i.e., feminism and poverty), address, phone contact, and email address.
For examples of last year's bios, please visit here.
For examples of last year's proposals/abstracts, please visit here.

Why Should You Participate in This Conference?
This conference is a great opportunity to share your research and intellectual work with your fellow students! This is a chance for you to build your academic portfolio and show case your knowledge!

Who Should Participate in This Conference?
We invite all undergraduate social sciences and humanities students to submit their papers and research presentations that offer intersectional and critical analyses of social, cultural, economic, environmental, and political issues from multidisciplinary perspectives. We encourage history, political science, philosophy, anthropology, education, English, liberal arts, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, Aboriginal studies, cultural studies, African studies, criminology, and economics students to submit their proposals that deal with historical, economic, social, political, literary, and cultural issues in Canada and/or across the world to this conference.

For more information, click on the links below.

Visions & Aims of the Annual Sociology & Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference
Information for Presenters
Conference 2014 Theme
Conference Session Formats
Registration Form
Contact Information: or
Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie
Mike Larsen (ABD)
Dr. Cherylynn Bassani
Aimee Fauteux
Office of Research and Scholarship
Centre for Global & Multicentric Education
Kwantlen Student Association
Faculty of Arts
Department of Sociology
Department of Criminology