Social Sciences Symposium Series

a (virtual) interdisciplinary symposium series hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences

This series aims to showcase the variety of work being conducted by faculty and student researchers, to uncover an array of perspectives, and to foster potential synergies and collaborations. 

Like a conference session, each event in this series is based on a theme. Cross-disciplinary and cross-Faculty participation is encouraged.  

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April 27
12:30 p.m.


Perspectives on Mental Health, the first symposium in this series, is scheduled for April 27, 2021. This live event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Presentations may include but are not limited to topics such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health; contemporary and historical understandings of mental health/illness; stigma; or how mental health and mental illness are/have been represented in language, literature, popular culture, etc. 

Faculty and student researchers who would like to present in this symposium are invited to register their interest by March 19.

Future symposia

Additional symposia will be added to the series as proposals are received and as resources allow. Interested researchers are invited to submit proposals for additional symposia. 

Proposals should include a theme/title and description, and list of potential faculty and student participants. Please also consider the following criteria:  

  • Each symposium in the series should include representation from at least two disciplines/Departments/Faculties.  
  • Presenters need not all be from within the Social Sciences.  
  • Student participation is encouraged; at least one presenter should be a faculty member from within FOSS. 
  • Symposia, including discussion, should normally be planned to fit within approximately 90 to 120 minutes. 

Submit a proposal.