Below are the most recent call for papers sent to the Department of Political Science.

Global Health and Development - East Coast International Summit 2021

Saint Mary’s University International Development Studies Undergraduate Society is hosting the second annual East Coast International Development Summit (ECIDS), taking place on March 5th and 6th, 2021. ECIDS was founded by the SMU IDS Undergraduate Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is a student-led, interdisciplinary summit that creates a collaborative environment where students, academics, and professionals can come together to discuss contemporary development issues. This year the conversation will be focused around Global Health and Development. The conference will include keynote speakers, panels, and round table discussions. Each panel will be moderated and have a mix of professionals, experts and academics to stimulate conversation from multiple perspectives. . 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire conference will be hosted virtually via Zoom, allowing the conference to be provided with no fee. By registering, you will gain access to all events for the two days, as well as access to recordings of the keynotes and panels. This means you can still take full advantage of what the conference has to offer, even if you are unable to attend the live sessions. 

Check out, or follow on instagram (@ecidsfhx) for more information, and reach out to with any questions or concerns. Check out the conference poster.

2021 Building Better Financial Futures Challenge

The Building Better Financial Futures Challenge is an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition launched by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) — a Government of Canada agency.

We are inviting paper submissions from all disciplines and perspectives to provide actionable, evidence-based, solutions to current financial challenges faced by vulnerable communities.

Please check the attached poster  as there is the potential opportunity to have your work published on the Government of Canada website!

All papers must be submitted by email to by April 30, 2021.

Please see the Competition page for more details, and direct any inquiries to the FCAC at

Woman in International Security - Canada Toronto Twitter Conference

The Toronto chapter of Women in International Security- Canada is pleased to announce its third annual Twitter conference, surrounding the topic of “A World of Change?”. Between a global pandemic and the transition away from the Trump era in American (and global) politics, it can seem as if many global security problems and questions are in flux or need to be re-thought. We invite conference participants to reflect on the implications of change in global security, in contemporary or historical settings, but also to consider what has not changed about the contemporary era. 

We hope that this innovative format of the conference will allow us to attract a diverse audience and host a safe, planet-friendly conference. The conference is held on April 19, 2021. The deadline for proposals is March 19, 2021.

Continuity or Rupture: Politics in the 2020s (Carleton University)

Deadline: March 1, 2021. Check the call for papers.

Concordia University Graduate Conference in History

Concordia University’s 26th annual History in the Making Graduate Conference is taking place online on April 24th and 25th, 2021. 

The topic will be "Interruption: Reflections on Crisis across Time and Space". Please circulate the attached call for papers to your appropriate lists, the deadline to apply is February 1st, 2021 (extended to February 8, 2021). We look forward to hearing from students from all relevant disciplines! Attached are copies of the call for papers in both English and French.