CPSA 2016 in Calgary

It’s that time of year again. Soon I’ll be heading to the Canadian Political Science Association’s 2016 conference in Calgary. The conference is running from May 31st to June 2nd, and as usual, CPSA is being held with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

I’ll be presenting an overview of the first half of my dissertation, currently in progress, as part of the Local and Urban Politics section program. I’ll be focusing on the history of growth management and regional government in the Waterloo area, which is a big part of explaining Waterloo Region’s commitment to smart growth. If you’re attending the conference, I hope you’ll join us on Wednesday June 1st from 10:30 to 12:00 in Science Theatres 132: http://cpsaevents.ca/2016/2016sessions_details.php?id=10

I’m also participating in the CPSA’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. PhD students explain their dissertation research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes, using one slide. I’m in the first heat on Tuesday, and the finalists will compete on Thursday in front of a panel of guest judges. So if you’ve got some time over the lunch break, stop by to hear me and/or some other junior scholars explain why what we do is cool.

As usual, you can follow along with the CPSA conference on Twitter at #cpsa2016, and with Congress at #congressh. I hope I’ll be seeing many of you in Calgary!