Student Paper Competition


2017 Student Paper Competition



  • Students must be currently enrolled at undergraduate or graduate level at any Canadian college or university
  • Students must be the sole author of the submission



  • Submissions should follow the guidelines of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, a peer-reviewed journal (please see
  • Only original work is to be submitted
  • Only unpublished work is to be submitted
  • Work should aim to make substantive contributions to knowledge
  • Students should demonstrate how their work is situated within the discipline and within existing literature, specifically regarding this year’s conference theme of “From far and Wide: The Next 150.” Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words including references
  • Papers will be peer-reviewed by disability studies undergrad and graduate students.



  • Monetary reward (first place: $500, second place: $300, third place: $200)
  • Reserved spot to present at the 2017 CDSA-ACEI Conference. Please note: The award winners are not required to attend and present at the CDSA-ACEI conference and CDSA-ACEI cannot cover the cost of travel to the conference. However, CDSA-ACEI has a number of student scholarships available to help cover the cost of attending this conference. Applicants to this competition are welcome to apply for a student scholarship. Please visit our website for more information on these scholarships:
  • Acknowledgment on CDSA-ACEI website and other promotional materials
  • Opportunity to submit to Canadian Journal of Disability Studies for peer-review


*Note that should there be no suitable entries, prizes will not be awarded*


Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2017 (Email to [email protected] with Student Paper Competition in the subject line)


Please direct any inquiries to Kim Collins, CDSA-ACEI Student Representative: [email protected]