CJHE Book Available for Review: Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy: Teaching, Learning, and Researching While Black

The following book is available to review for the CJHE/RCES:

Ibrahim, A., Kitossa, T., Smith, M.S., & Wright, H.K. (Eds.) (2022). Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy: Teaching, Learning, and Researching while Black. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pages: 488 (paper). Price: 39.95 CDN.

See TOC at https://utorontopress.com/9781487528706/nuances-of-blackness-in-the-canadian-academy/

If you would like to review this book, send an email directly to warcher@ualberta.ca including your complete mailing address. 

I’ve attached the Style Guide for book reviews.

Communications Intern Job Posting

The Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) seeks a graduate student as an intern for a period of one year (October 2021-September 2022) to assist with the association’s communication strategy.    

CSSHE is a registered charitable organization, funded through membership fees, subscriptions, donations and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada whose primary mandate is to promote scholarship related to postsecondary education through publications and scholarly conferences.

The CSSHE internship program offers interns an opportunity to gain hands on experience in coordinating an effective communication strategy for a large national academic society, as well as an opportunity to expand the knowledge and understanding of the field; increase professional networks; and develop one’s own professional career pathways in the field.


As an active member of the communications committee, your responsibilities will include assistance with and support for:

  • Maintaining & updating the association website, including overseeing the development of a content plan for the association’s blog    
  • Managing the association’s social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, including developing a content plan for these platforms    
  • Preparing documents to be ‘media-ready’ and distributed to the association membership in collaboration with other association committees like the Conference Committee    
  • Other tasks as needed to support the communications committee and the association’s communication needs    

It is estimated that the intern may work anywhere from 1 to 2 hours per week in the initial 5-6 month period and up to 12-15 hours per week, closer to the 2022 conference.


Education: current or recent graduate student -Masters or PhD – in higher education or related field of study
Experience: excellent written and oral communication skills, relevant experience in communications, advanced computer skills and familiarity with use of social media.
Special requirements: Multi tasker, goal and team-oriented. Added asset: Bilingual  English & French.


The internship is a voluntary position with an honorarium of $1500. Conference registration fees will also be covered for the intern. To apply, please send resume and cover letter stating the skills required to: Vicki Squires, Communications Committee Chair at vicki.squires@usask.ca      


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: International Teaching Online Symposium, June 17-18 2021

Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open and Online Learning Environments: A Research Symposium  

June 17 and June 18, 2021  

Windsor, Ontario (Virtual) 

There is an increasing number of international students engaging in the open and online learning world. Some of these students enroll in fully online coursework, while others engage in online learning at the individual course level, both of which require varying degrees of synchronous and asynchronous participation. Faculty are asked to teach these courses despite minimal training and knowledge on best practices when teaching and engaging international students in this new way of teaching and learning. With COVID-19, nearly all educational institutions are offering most course work online, creating the urgent demand to better understand the learning needs of online students.  

This spring, we will be hosting the International Teaching Online Symposium to delve into the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in online and open environments. We are currently looking for researchers to present during our Concurrent Scholarship Sharing Sessions on Day One of the symposium.   

Topics, which can be research or practice-based, can include:  

  • Best practices for teaching in an open and online learning environment   
  • Ways to enhance international student learning online   
  • Ways to enhance international student satisfaction with online teaching and learning 
  • Other topics related to teaching international students in open and online learning environments 


Please submit your proposal at the following link:   


Important Dates  

  • March 19, 2021: Research proposal submission deadline   
  • April 1, 2021: Notification of proposal acceptance/rejection  
  • June 4, 2021: Symposium registration deadline 
  • June 17, 2021: Symposium Day One  
  • June 18, 2021: Symposium Day Two  

For more information, please visit our website at  


2017 – Ryerson University

Upcoming/current Conference and AGM


The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) will hold its annual conference at Ryerson University 28 – 30 May 2017 (pre-conference on 27 May 2017) within the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Website for registration, accommodation, delegate services is congress2017.ca.

The 2017 CSSHE conference was held within the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto.

Toronto is in the ‘Dish with One Spoon Territory’. The Dish with One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe (ah – n ih – sh ih – n ah – b ai), Mississaugas (m ih – s ih – s aw – g uh) and Haudenosaunee (h oh – D EE – n oh – SH oh – n ee) that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

All members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017 at Ryerson University.

Call for Proposals

The call for individual presentations is now CLOSED.

Conference Program

The CSSHE 2017 conference handbook can be HERE. Version: 16 May 2017

Additional conference session – Creso Sá

Symposium: The Ecology of Entrepreneurship Learning in Higher Education
Day/time: Tuesday, 14:30 – 15:45
Place: Eric Pallin Hall (EPH) 142, Ryerson University

CSSHE and CSSE graduate student pre-conference

Please click HERE [version 10 May 2017] to view the planned schedule.

(1) Graphical recording from pre-conference session – facilitated by Rita Egizii

(2) Graphical recording from pre-conference session – facilitated by Giulia Forsythe

Click here to stay up to date on news about CSSHE 2016 conference from UCalgary

Partial Travel Reimbursement (for graduate students only)

You can access the form here.

Notice to all CSSHE members

FINAL PROGRAM (updated May 28th, 2016) is available as a spreadsheet or as a pdf. CSSHEProgram%202016_May28.2

DRAFT Papers are available .
Call for Proposals
Link for Conference submissions: http://ocs.sfu.ca/leadingchange/index.php/csshe/csshe2016

Thank you to everyone who made a submission.

While CSSHE does offer reciprocal attendance to sessions for CSSE and CASAE members, all presenters at the CSSHE conference must be registered members of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.

Conference Registration

Available in January 2017 at Congress Registration

RSU † Member RSU †
RSU † Member RSU †
Congress $203.40 $203.40 $79.10 $79.10 $242.95 $242.95 $101.70 $101.70
CSSHE** $139.00 $253.00‡ $64.00 $64.00 $181.00 $299.00‡ $64.00 $64.00
Total $342.40 $456.40 $143.10 $143.10 $423.95 $541.95 $165.70 $165.70
Printed programme (optional) $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

** – While CSSHE conference registration DOES allow access to the CSSE and CASAE conference sessions, CSSHE provides food and refreshments ONLY for those who are registered attendees with CSSHE.
† – Retired, Student, Unwaged
‡ – includes a membership in CSSHE to 31 Dec 2017

Affinity Group Meetings

In order to facilitate discussion about topics of common interest to members, we will provide time in the program for affinity group members to gather and meet. This time is intentionally allocated at the end of each day to encourage discussion that extends into social time.

Information for Presenters:

Session Chairs

For each session, and where appropriate, the last presenter will serve as the chair for the earlier presentations, and the first presenter will serve as the chair for the last presentation. They facilitate the sessions by introducing speakers, keeping time, and moderating questions. Time sheets will be provided in each room for the presenters.


Please note that the posters should be no larger than 36″ [91 cm] tall x 48″ [121 cm] wide so that we can accommodate them all. For those who are unsure about how to create a poster and would like a tutorial or are interested in templates, we recommend this resource: http://www.lindaapps.com/conference-posters/.


All paper presentations should be accompanied by a paper. The papers can be emailed to csshe2016@gmail.com up to two weeks before the conference. They will be posted online in a shared drive one week prior to the conference. NB: The papers are not submitted for publication by formatting them in this way and there is no implied agreement; it is up to the discretion of the authors of each individual paper where they would like to submit for publication. The conference is an opportunity to share work before it is published and to receive feedback for revisions and refinement before submission to publication. In the spirit of the conference supporting the future publication of paper presentations, we recommend that all papers be formatted according to the CSSHE’s journal, the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, requirements, posted here: http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/cjhe/about/submissions#authorGuidelines


Roundtables do not require a paper submission. All roundtables will have 2-3 papers that are related in topic, where the authors will take turns discussing their work with participants. Presenters may want to bring copies of their papers or a laptop to highlight or illustrate their ideas.


Ignite sessions will have 5 minutes to present and the session will end with a Q&A session. Authors should bring their presentations on a flash (usb) drive for uploading in advance of the presentation.


Symposium presenters are not required to bring papers to the session or to upload them, but are invited to submit them, if they are available. All symposium proposals should have included a moderator or session chair in the proposal; one will not be assigned.

Audio-visual equipment

Rooms booked by the society for presentations and events 29 – 31 May 2016 will be equipped with the Basic Presentation (AV) Package. It is recommended that participants who plan to use a PowerPoint presentation should bring their electronic presentation on a thumb/flash drive. The Basic Presentation (AV) Package in each room includes:

  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Projection screen
  • Internet access
  • Sound system

Any questions can be directed to either the Program Chair, Michelle Nilson (mnilson@sfu) or Program Co-Chair, Kathleen Moore (kmoore3@brocku.ca).