Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
January 27, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited for concurrent sessions of various types and lengths, as described below. Your completed proposal should be submitted no later than
9 a.m. on March 2, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone is welcome to submit a proposal. Please note that all session presenters must be paid registrations at the conference in order to appear on the schedule of sessions.

Proposal Submission Form


  • Workshops, 60 minutes (W)
    Workshopsaim to provide a forum for the collaborative development and discussion of ideas. They may be designed, for example, to demonstrate and critically examine a particular experience or practice, orexplore an innovative partnership model. Proposals must include details on the ways in which participants will be engaged in meaningful activities and discussion around the topic.

  • Information sessions, 25 minutes (IS)
    Information sessions provide an opportunity to formally presenta topic or issue. For example, one couldshowcase aparticular practice,profile an initiative or partnership, or share highlights of the impact on student learning. The focus is on dissemination rather than on dialogue and exchange. Presenters should allowat least five minutesfor questions andexchange.

  • Panel discussions, 60 minutes (PD)
    Panel discussions provide anopportunity for a team to present different points of view or approaches to atopic orissue related to the conference theme. Each panelist will have time for a short presentation inclusive of a brief question and answer period. Proposers should allow 15-20 minutes for discussion with the audience. Panels should have no more than four members. A panel moderator is recommended.

  • E - Poster presentations, (EP)
    Posters are a way to share information and outline research results, explore innovative and effective teaching practices, or contributeto theory-building in an interactive way. Although posters should be self-explanatory, presenters must be present for discussion during the one-hour poster session.


  • Please prepare your proposal using the Proposal Submission Form
  • Download the form and save it with the file name
    (Example: WRogersP would be a proposal for a workshop submitted by P. Rogers)
  • Submit your completed proposalas an email attachment no later than 9 a.m. on March 2, 2015 to

Proposals will be reviewed by three members of a blind peer review committee.
Proposers will be informed of the success of their submission by March 20, 2015.


Title (20 words maximum)
Provide a succinct title that describes your topic and its link to the conference theme.

For each presenter and co-presenter associated with the proposal submission, include a 50 - 75 word biography.

Session Format
Provide a brief rationale indicating why you selected the session type and the length for the proposed session.

Abstract (250 words maximum)
The review committee will evaluate howwell your abstract accomplishes the following:

  • Provides a rationale for the selected topic and demonstrates how it relates to theconference theme.
  • States clear session outcomes.
  • Includes an outline of what delegates will experience and observe in your session. For workshopsessions, the abstract should give an idea of how participants will actively contribute to the session.
  • For panel sessions only, briefly outlines speaking points of each panelist.
  • Because the purpose ofan abstract is to communicate key information clearly and concisely, the review committee willconsider the style and languageof your abstract.

Pleaseidentify all partner groupsinvolved in your initiative.


Please if you have any questions.