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What is Demcon?

The EDG and the IPG Groups are recipients of major funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under the Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program (MCRI.)

Main Sponsors
  Canada Research Chair in Law & Society
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI)
Ethnicity & Democratic Governance (EDG)
Indigenous Peoples & Governance (IPG)

2008 Conference:

Recognition and Self-determination

Also serving as the Fourth Annual Workshop of the
Consortium on Democratic Constitutionalism

University of Victoria

February 28 - March 2, 200

Graduate Student Conference

The Dynamics of Recognition:  

Power and Transformation

will be held on

Thursday, February 28, 2008

UVic - Fraser Building Room 152


This conference is designed for faculty and graduate students with a strong interest in issues of recognition and self-determination, in both indigenous and multicultural contexts.

We are especially keen to welcome people interested in Demcon's theoretical agenda (see Purpose) who wish to join our extended conversation.

The conference is by invitation only, but we are delighted to receive requests for invitations and will be liberal in issuing them. Please contact demcon@uvic.ca.

Registration fees for the entire conference are $160.00 for faculty and $80.00 for graduate students and include the conference dinner on Friday as well as continental breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Members of the sponsoring research groups may register without fee. Please fill out a registration form and under "Total Enclosed" please put whether you are with the EDG or IPG research group.

Registrants are eligible for concessional rates at the hotel associated with the conference (generally $104.00 plus taxes per night at one of Victoria's finest hotels.)

We hope to be able to assist graduate students with their travel expenses. Please let us know if you require assistance. Please contact demcon@uvic.ca.

Registration Instructions

Once you have received an invitation, please print a Registration Form (available below). All participants must complete a registration form. Send it to the address on page 2 of the form, along with your payment. MCRI members do not need to include payment. We will notify you by email when your registration is confirmed.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: Pat Skidmore

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Click on the link below for a Registration Form:

Registration Form (pdf)

Please register early as space is strictly limited!

February 28 - March 2, 2008
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia






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