Canadian Disability Studies Association

Association #293
Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA )
Conference dates: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Monday, June 3, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CDSA #293 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
In keeping with this year’s conference theme, “Circles of Conversation,” invites us to re-imagine, expand, and open our communities, and to elevate and centre disability and diversity through our theorizing, activism, and art. CDSA-ACÉH represents over 100 members and over 300 persons on social media, whose cutting-edge scholarship makes both theoretical and practical contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge and research. Our conference presenters come from a wide range of disciplines, including women and gender studies, sociology, social work, nursing, community health, education, law, as well as a substantial representation from disability studies programs. Our goal is to host a conference that is as accessible as possible and that offers students opportunities to participate in the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of disability studies. The Canadian Disability Studies Association is committed to accessibility and inclusion. Conference facilities will be wheelchair accessible and plenary events will be supported by live captioning and ASL with breakout sessions provided same upon request. Please indicate need for accessibility accommodations when registering in order that we can ensure your full inclusion or email

check back in spring 2019.

Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
Jun 2 -
19:00 - 21:30
Enacting Disability: An Evening of Performance and Pedagogy Canadian Disability Studies Association Association events
Jun 3 -
14:00 - 16:30
Debility and Disability in Palestine: Notes Towards Southern Disability Studies Canadian Disability Studies Association Association events
Thematic Streams: Open Call; Legacies of Colonialism and Ableism; Intersectional Dialogues; Bringing Disability In; Discourses on Art, Culture and Identity
Call-for-papers deadline: 
December 16, 2018
President's Reception: 
June 2, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Tal Jarus, The University of British Columbia

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Laura Bulk and Yael Mayer, The University of British Columbia


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.