Call for Presentations


Presenting at the Canada-Caribbean Research Symposium provides presenters with an excellent opportunity to share their contribution to Canada-Caribbean studies while promoting collaborative engagement with scholars from across Canada and the Caribbean on topics related to:

  • Caribbean Culture and the Diaspora
  • Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada
  • Social issues and Education in the Caribbean and Canada
  • Health and the Environment in the Caribbean and Canada

Submissions to the Canada-Caribbean Research Symposium will be peer reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance to symposium topics, originality, and significance of the research or project.

Participants wishing to present must submit a maximum 500-word abstract that addresses the following elements:

  • Research or project objectives and/or purposes
  • Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry
  • Data sources, evidence, objects, or materials
  • Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view
  • Significance of the research or project

Proposals must contain no author identification. References, tables, charts, graphs, images, and figures should be added to the end of the document and are not included in the word count.

All accepted abstracts will be published online as part of the Symposium proceedings.

Researchers submitting abstracts are required to:

Registration Opens

December 9, 2019

Deadline to submit presentation or poster proposals

January 31, 2020

Successful presenters informed

February 4, 2020

Registration Closes

February 12, 2020

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations and discussions will take place on February 18.

  • Up to three papers will comprise a panel session.
  • Presenters will have no more than 20 minutes to deliver the presentation.
  • Presenters will have the option to use a LCD projector as part of their presentation.
  • Following the presentations, 15 minutes will be reserved for open discussion on the presentations

Panel presentation Guidelines

The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 15 minutes allowed for discussion. There will be provisions for projection. If you will be utilising PowerPoint in your presentation, please ensure that you provide the technical team on hand with a copy of your presentation at least 30 minutes before the start of your panel.

The programme has a number of sessions, therefore, it is imperative that all presentations start and finish on time. Please ensure you keep within your allocated presentation time.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on prominent display on February 17 and 18, 2020 for delegates to engage with. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to present their poster during the poster sessions on February 18.

Poster Guidelines

Posters combine text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation of research and new ideas. Posters will be on display in the lobby of the Regional Headquarters of The UWI on February 17 and 18, 2020, so presenters are encouraged to be available during breaks to explore their presentations with delegates.