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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Call for Papers: UBC Anthropology Graduate Student Conference

*Call for Paper Proposals* *(Proposal Deadline: February 7, 2010)*

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC invites submissions for a one-day Graduate Student Conference
to be held on* March 20, 2010*, on the topic of:

*Critical Engagement: Ethics, Practice, and Politics
Academic engagement in the political sense of the term is ambiguous. While
often concerned with issues of social justice and problematic policies,
research by social scientists often tends to be read only by other social
scientists. This raises the question of how academic research actually
'helps' the communities, organizations, and individuals studied. Is
knowledge for knowledge's sake truly beneficial? And if so, how can the
in-depth perspective we pride ourselves on be made relevant to the wider

The meaning of engagement has itself changed over time, and engagement
becomes increasingly entangled as we recognize the ethical dilemmas of
academic research itself. This academic year, the department of
Anthropology at UBC is celebrating its 60th anniversary. This occasion is an
opportunity for reflection on our role both within the university and
outside. Join us in a reassessment of the virtues and possibilities of
academic knowledge and its creation. Abstracts are invited from all
disciplines, from a wide range of topics and geographic areas.

We seek papers from graduate students advanced undergraduate students IN ANY
DISCIPLINE, and posters from all graduate students, which explore these
topics. Senior scholars from across the discipline will comment upon the
papers and convene discussions. *The deadline for submissions is February
7th, 2010*. Please email an abstract of up to 250 words, along with your
name and (institutional) affiliation to:

The conference website is:

Find us on FaceBook at: UBC Anthropology Student Conference

Conference Registration Fee: *$10*

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We are pleased to present the following guest speakers:

*Keynote Address: Daniel Boxberger, Western Washington University*

*Opening Address: Chuuchkamalthnii (Ron Hamilton), Hupacasath First Nation*

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