Thank you for an incredible Congress 2023!
With over 10,300 attendees, Congress 2023 was one of the biggest scholarly events in Canadian history! Thank you to the 67 associations and their members who participated at this year’s Congress for entrusting us with convening and promoting your incredible work.
On Demand videos will be available on the platform until June 30, 2023.
Reckonings and Re-Imaginings: about the theme
Drawing on the lessons of Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Congress 2023 will focus on new reckonings for how to live in non-hierarchical relationships that respect our human differences, while protecting the environment we depend on.
This theme also reflects the vision of Associate Professor Andrea Davis, Academic Convenor for Congress 2023, and her collaboration with members of the York University community.
Under the theme Reckonings and Re-Imaginings, Congress will honour Black and Indigenous knowledges and cultures, and centre the diverse voices and ideas of scholars, graduate students, policymakers and community members in vital conversations about the most pressing issues facing our world.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and York University are honoured to visit, and learn about, the Indigenous lands across Canada. We acknowledge the diversity of Indigenous peoples from coast to coast to coast, and we extend our respects to all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions, past and present.
We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.
Don’t miss Open events!
The Big Thinking series is held throughout Congress and brings together leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time.
This year’s spectacular lineup includes sessions:
- Thinking across differences: Decolonial, anti-racism and feminist perspectives – May 28 @ 12:15
- Seeds of the future: Climate justice, racial justice, and Indigenous resurgence – May 29 @ 12:15
- Thinking across differences: Queer, two-spirit, and critical disability perspectives – May 30 @ 12:15
- Re-imagining Black Futures – May 31 @ 12:15
Career Corner is a professional development workshop series where everyone from graduate students to established faculty members can learn how to publish and market their research, improve their lesson planning and teaching skills and find out about careers outside of academia.
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Check out this year’s participating associations
Congress is all about making connections, and memories. Discover more about your association's conference, or find a conference to attend.
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Our Congress team can help.
Congress support is on hand to help you with your virtual Congress experience, including:
- Navigating the virtual platform
- Finding and attending events
- Catching up on events you may have missed
- Trouble accessing your association program
- Registering for another association