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CPS 2022


Deadline for Submission: February 1, 2022



Abstract submission deadline: Authors are asked to submit an abstract via email to: CPS.CFA2022@gmail.com by February 1, 2022. Abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow to judge the merits of the paper and the submission must include the session theme of interest.


1. Mortality

2. Morbidity and health

3. Family

4. Immigration and migration

5. Social diversity

6. Labour market and education

7. Fertility

8. Indigenous research

9. Sex, gender, and sexuality

10. COVID-19

11. Other topics

CPS welcomes submissions from anyone, anywhere, doing research in population studies and demography, in accordance with the CPS Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): “The Canadian Population Society (CPS) is committed to the values of EDI. We envision and will cultivate a community that recognizes equity and diversity as fundamental to achieving inclusive excellence. The CPS welcomes the participation of people of all backgrounds and encourages the nomination (including self-nomination) to committees, leadership roles and consideration for awards for those who identify as Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2+ people, as well as all others who contribute to the diversity of the Society.” The EDI committee will liaise with the Program Committee Chair to help ensure EDI principles are maintained throughout the annual meeting program.

Required information: The author making the submission should provide: 1) the full names, 2) affiliations, and 3) e-mail addresses of all co-authors for each submission. The author who makes the submission will be treated as the corresponding author unless otherwise noted.

Students’ participation: The CPS highly encourages students in any area of population studies and all levels of study to participate. If you are a student and submitting an abstract for a session, please indicate your degree program (e.g. undergraduate major in Economics; Master’s student in Sociology, etc.) along with your affiliation. Such information will help facilitate student participation and identify those eligible for the student paper competition. The CPS is also organizing various events for students’ career development. We will be sending out more information about this in the coming months.

The Student Paper Competition:  Students’ abstracts that are accepted for presentation in the CPS conference, either in a session or as a poster, are eligible for the Student Paper Competition. Students will be notified about the eligibility to submit a paper to the Student Paper Competition. The committee is chaired by France-Pascale Ménard francepascale.menard@statcan.gc.ca.  The deadline to submit a paper to the Student Competition Committee is April 15, 2022. For more information, please visit the CPS Student Competition website at: http://www.canpopsoc.ca/students/past-winners/

Announcement of results: we will notify corresponding authors about acceptance of papers beginning on March 1, 2022. Session chairs will also be announced in March 2022.

Poster session: We endeavour to create sessions that are thematically cohesive to encourage exchange and engagement between presenters as well as with the audience. We often receive excellent research that does not fit within a given session, and, in these cases, we invite the presenters to join a poster session, which is held in the context of our social event. We will also have a call for late breaker abstracts in April to join this poster session.

Membership and registration requirement: All participants must be current members of the Canadian Population Society to participate in the CPS meeting. Please make note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference by April 15, 2022. Papers for which no author has registered by this deadline will be dropped from the final program. If you require an exemption from this policy, please email the Organizing Committee Chair, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (amelie.quesnelvallee@mcgill.ca) by April 3rd.

Submission of the final paper: Completed papers should be sent to session chairs by May 3, 2022.