The Society of Graduate and Professional Student (SGPS)’s International and Equity Commissions present

Queen’s International Women’s Conference:
Celebrating Women’s Leadership in International Graduate Research


We are pleased to announce the Queen’s International Women’s Conference: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in International Graduate Research taking place at Queen’s University in Robert Sutherland Hall from Friday, March 15th to Saturday, March 16th. Each year the Equity & Diversity Commissioner organizes an annual conference on an equity-related topic. This year the SGPS’s Equity & Diversity Commission and the International Students Commission have decided to team up to develop a conference that celebrates the strengths of both commissions.

We are seeking graduate and professional students to join our panel on graduate student research. The conference will provide an inclusive and broadly defined forum that facilitates academic discussion while encompassing an abundant range of topics. In choosing this intentionally multi-disciplinary theme we would like to encourage discussion about “Women’s Leadership in International Graduate Research”.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Colonialism
  • Globalization
  • Women in industry
  • Health care
  • Aging
  • Power, politics, and decision-making
  • Technology and innovation

We encourage applications from graduate students working in all disciplines with research that involves, supports, highlights or benefits the role of women’s leadership and scholarship internationally. Submissions are welcome from current graduate students, as well as those who have completed their graduate studies within the last year. We seek to assemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary discussions, and priority in selection may be given to those who self-identify as women and/or as international students. Presenters will be allotted 10 minutes to deliver a summary of their research on a panel with several other students, followed by a discussion period where all students on the panel may be asked questions. If you have any accessibility needs please contact

Please email an abstract discussing your research project and how it connects to the theme of the conference using no more than 300 words, and a 250-300 word bio about yourself in a PDF to Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included. The deadline to submit an abstract will be: Friday, February 15th 2019 at 11:59pm. Thank you to all who apply!

For more information please refer to the conference summary document and please feel free to email any questions to

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE – Uchitta Vashist, Catrina Mavrigianakis, Isabel Luce, Atul Jaiswal, Katie Coleman and Fikir Haile 

Society of Graduate and Professional Students
Room 021, JDUC
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Click here for the Conference Summary in PDF format