The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: Edmonton May 6–9, 2020


Publication Panel 

Date/Time: Friday, May 8, 2020 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Location:  TBD
Cost: Free 

“Publish or perish” is still a common phrase in academia inferring that the number of publications you have can influence your chance of securing an academic job. Publishing a paper can be intimidating, especially if you’ve unfamiliar with the process, and this workshop is aimed at helping this process, especially for early-career researchers and students. Our expert panel is here to answer any questions you have on getting your paper to publication. The panel will include Editors from international and local journals to tell you what they like to see in article submissions, as well as well-published authors to give some tips and tricks on how to write a paper for publication. All are welcome; please bring your lunch.

Hosted by the CAA Student Committee (Kelsey Pennanen and Molly Ingenmey); Panel TBA. 

Student Meet n Greet

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 4 pm to 6 pm
Location: Chop Steakhouse in the Sutton Place Hotel
Cost: Free (cash bar - it’s happy hour!)

Student networking event where students can meet and buddy up for a better conference experience. Discuss the trials and tribulations of attending and presenting at conferences, and what your student journey has been like!

Student Ethics Bowl

Date/Time: Friday, May 8, 2020, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Macewan Room 6-212
Cost: Free

The Student Ethics Bowl is a debate competition in which teams will to the best of their ability to answer questions on ethical case studies in the subject of archaeology. Multiple rounds of cases will be given, and the solution to the problem given by the teams will be judged by a panel. The Ethics Bowl gives a chance for students to practice and learn more about ethics in archaeology and how they are put to use in real situations.  Both undergraduates and graduate students can participate in the Ethics Bowl and can include up to four people in their team. Teams can choose to compete in English, French or both, depending on what language they are most comfortable with.

Ethics Bowl Team Registration Form (PDF)
Ethics Bowl Procedure (PDF)

Hosted by Molly Ingenmey (Memorial University), Kelsey Pennan (University of Calgary), Jared Hogan (Memorial University), Jordan Hollohan (Memorial University), Maryssa Barras (University of Toronto)

Student Career Forum

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Macewan University (Room 7-327)
Cost: Free

This forum offers students a unique opportunity to learn from established archaeologists from various fields, including CRM, museums, conservation, consultation, and academic disciplines. Students will be provided with tools to better understand what a career in archaeology may hold for them, and be better prepared for any challenges they may have along the way.

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