Association for Interdisciplinary Studies 2016
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health, Wellness and Sustainability
Thursday October 27 - Saturday October 29, 2016
The conference will be hosted by the University of Ottawa, in Canada’s picturesque capital city of Ottawa, from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday October 29 2016. The 2016 theme will be “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health, Wellness and Sustainability”. We will consider health in a very broad sense: in persons, in education, in communities, in ecosystems, in society and the body politic. Members of the academy, practitioners, and the broader public are invited to participate in dialogue and exchange ideas about how interdisciplinary studies can play a pivotal role in advancing and expanding notions of health, wellness and sustainability, and also to highlight interdisciplinary partnerships between the academy and communities that can serve as models for change. Presentations on a wide range of activities related to interdisciplinary education and research will be considered as well.
Health is one of uOttawa’s four Strategic Areas of Development in Research. The University’s commitment to interdisciplinarity is reflected by development of several interdisciplinary academic programs at the undergraduate (e.g., Bachelor of Health Sciences) and graduate levels (e.g., MSc Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, MA/PhD Women’s Studies (collaborative), PhD Population Health, PhD Canadian Studies, MA Globalization and International Development, PhD International Development).
The University of Ottawa is a public, bilingual university with an enrollment of 35,700 undergraduate students and over 6000 graduate students. It has faculties of arts, science, social sciences, education, engineering, health sciences, medicine, law (common and civil) and management. UOttawa is a mostly urban University with a main campus quite close to the center of Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada.
With approximately 900,000 residents, Ottawa is a small and easily navigated city. But because it is a capital city, it offers a rich historical and cultural setting. Canada’s National Art Gallery, Museum of Civilization, or Museum of War, and Museum of Nature are all nearby. There is also lots of green space in the city and across the Ottawa River in the Gatineau hills of Québec. October is a nice time to visit Ottawa, as trees will be taking on their “fall colors” and the weather will likely be crisp but not too cold yet. Average temperatures for Ottawa in October are as follows: 37 / 57°F, (4 / 14°C).
For further information, please contact ais2016@uOttawa.ca.
The role of presenter is to present his/her poster and to answer any questions of interest during the designated poster session. The poster must be installed by Thursday October 27 at 1:00 PM and removed by Saturday, October 29 at 6:00 PM. Please note that AIS 2016 conference committee cannot be responsible for the return of forgotten posters or other materials.
Poster format should include:
- Poster Size: Maximum - width: 4.5’ height: 3’
- Only push pins are permitted on the poster boards
For poster presenters who prefer to travel without their posters, you may pre-arrange to send your poster file for printing at the DocuCentre, situated in the main campus of the University of Ottawa. The DocuCentre service offers printing for handouts and posters of varying sizes, formats, and colours based on a PowerPoint template. Poster presenters must make their own arrangements with DocuCentre, University of Ottawa. Note DocuCentre is generally busy during September and October please allow for suitable printing times. Please see the DocuCentre website for further information. Please Note: AIS 2016 conference committee is not responsible for such arrangements, printing fees or issues with DocuCentre.
Presenters are scheduled in groups of three (3) for each 75 min block. Speakers should aim for 17-20 minutes with up to 5 minutes for questions and discussion (a total of 25 minutes per presenter) moderated by a session chair. Rooms are equipped with a projector, computer, DVD players and internet. Please bring your presention on a flash drive or laptop to connect to the audiovisual system in advance of your session. Presenters are encouraged to be respectful of the time limits and the moderator chairing the session.
Panel discussions have been organized as 75 minute session blocks. Panel groups are expected to organize their time to ensure that all speakers have an opportunity to present, discuss and answer questions from the audience. Presenters are encouraged to be respectful of the time limits. Rooms are equipped with a projector, computer, DVD player and internet. Please bring your presention on a flash drive or laptop to connect to the audiovisual system in advance of your session. If you are planning to use your MAC computer, the presenter must bring his/her own adaptor.
Workshops have been organized as 75 minutes session blocks. Rooms are equipped with a projector, computer, DVD player and internet. Please bring your presention on a flash drive or laptop to connect to the audiovisual system in advance of your session. Workshop presenters are expected to organize their time to ensure adequate time to present, discuss, engage and answer questions from the participants. Presenters are encouraged to be respectful of the time limits.